ePlus will be exhibiting in Booth #5285 and we will have several partners with us demonstrating their products, including Cisco, Commvault, NetApp, Fortinet, HPE and VMware. We will also be running a special demonstration area for Surgical Theater to demonstrate their state of the art VR solution in Healthcare.
In fact, Virtual Reality will be one of the hottest topics at this year’s event, together with artificial intelligence (AI) applications for clinical and business decisions, and Blockchain:
Virtual Reality: ePlus will be presenting our virtual reality solution in collaboration with Surgical Theater at the ePlus booth this year. It is exciting to be able to provide a clinical system that can have such a positive impact on the patient experience, surgical outcomes, physicians, and hospitals’ surgical retention for covered procedures. Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to interact with the 3D constructs using a VR headset. This will give attendees a first-person perspective of an anomaly experienced by a specific patient, and how a surgeon might change the surgical plan to provide the patient with a better outcome. This solution is exclusive to ePlus and is an important differentiator between us and our competitors.
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Traditional and startup companies are integrating AI, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms into their product offerings. This year’s attendees can attend a full-day session on Monday Feb 11 to hear from industry experts. The session topics closely parallel the ePlus AI offerings introduced a few months ago—topics such as State of the Industry: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare align closely with our consultative approach to AI in healthcare.
There is no “easy button” for implementing AI, machine learning or deep learning in complex healthcare environments. Another session topic, Data & Cloud Infrastructure: Building Blocks for Healthcare Transformation, speaks to the tremendous growth of data in the healthcare setting and the need to properly curate it so these technologies can take full advantage of it. When the movement of data between on-premises or cloud-based infrastructures and computational resources is well managed, it can significantly affect both the efficiency of the algorithms and timeliness of the results.
In addition to the many sessions across the HIMSS Tracks all week, on Tuesday ePlus will present a great session in the NetApp Mini Theater. Make plans to attend Ken Puffer’s AI Presentation as follows:
Session: NetApp AI Solutions for Healthcare
Date: Tuesday, February 12th
Time: 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Location: NetApp Mini Theater - Booth #2779
This will be a presentation on NetApp AI solutions in Healthcare given by Ken Puffer. Ken will cover key drivers in HC, How Deep Learning improves and use cases, getting started with AI and how to start.
Blockchain: This will be the second year blockchain technologies have a significant presence. The case for using blockchain technology in healthcare matches well with evolving data privacy and security rules. By using blockchain technologies, data integrity is addressed in the distributed nature of storage, access logging and data validation inherent in the protocols. On Monday, the 11th, attendees can attend a special Blockchain Forum where they can learn more about it, and get the Federal perspective on how this technology can impact the public and private sectors. They will also learn about current pilots using blockchain in the clinical setting, to help them decide if it’s a technology they should pursue.