From 5th to 9th March Relief from Pain will be attending the HIMSS18 “Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2018” in Las Vegas which brings together over 45,000 professionals for “education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology".
Why is Relief from Pain charity attending such a leading event where healthcare meets technology?
Addictive but Essential
Technology is an integral part of our everyday life. Where would we be without our smartphones, laptops and other gadgets? What if, shock, horror, there is no Internet connection, no WIFI! For many people, being disconnected from their live feeds and social media can feel isolating, confusing or even feeling like they have lost part of themselves. How and why did we become so reliant on our external brain devices? And how is this changing our physical brains?
Technological Race Against Time
These are relevant questions in a fast changing technology culture. Especially as technology has also has been playing a vital role in the healthcare sector. Hospitals have technologically controlled power generators to keep their medical equipment running in times of crisis. Technology is also playing an exceptional role in new developments such as surgical robots, artificial intelligence, advancement in chronic care for diabetes and oncology, just to name a few.
Every day, new research is published demonstrating the use of more efficient, better, and smaller equipment. What you buy today is out-dated tomorrow.
Even in the Complementary Care Sector, technology has now become a friend and complements our methods of care. Relief from Pain has written about this topic in a previous blog: "Can we Actually Use Technology in Healing Practices?".
Connected Virtually and Physically
As the advancement of technology with healthcare increases in pace all the time, it is important to remain connected with other organisations, who are researching healthcare challenges and solutions in order to take practical steps to start implementing these new approaches. We need to stay informed on what changes are being made to our healthcare systems.
There are many organisations, companies and events providing opportunities for medical, technical and business people to meet, discuss and understand the challenges being faced within healthcare. HIMSS is leading the efforts to optimise health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. It is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. They organise many annual events around the world. Relief from Pain will attend this year’s conference in Las Vegas to share and learn about the most recent healthcare advancements to provide better, personalised and integrative care.
Collaboration is the new competition.
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