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Solutionreach and Boston Children’s Hospital Partner to Present on AI-Driven Patient Communication at HIMSS20

Posted by Lea Chatham on Mar 5, 2020 6:00:00 AM

“AI and Patient Experience - A Balancing Act” session will provide practical tips on how to balance AI and human interaction in patient engagement

SR Health, the leader in patient engagement and innovation, has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital to present AI and Patient Experience - A Balancing Act at HIMSS20, an annual conference hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) which focuses on education, innovation and collaboration to reimagine health and wellness. The session (ID: 20) will take place Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 10:30am – 11:30am in room W303A.

As the industry continues to change, healthcare organizations must recognize a key difference between patients and “consumers,” which is the unique relationship patients create with their healthcare providers. While patients do want consumer-like conveniences and personalization, it is key hospitals and health systems strike the right balance between technology and human interaction to ensure patients feel valued as individuals. Finding this position puts the onus on healthcare organizations to anticipate patients’ needs based on accurate data around patient preferences. 

During their HIMSS session, Kevin Pawl, Senior Director of Patient Access at Boston Children’s Hospital and Nagi Prabhu, Chief Product Officer of Solutionreach and its SR Health initiative, will invite attendees to examine how to integrate AI into patient communication in ways that enhance and personalize the patient experience. By sharing challenges and opportunities identified at Boston Children’s, they will help attendees develop communication and access strategies that strengthen the patient/provider relationship.

As an essential conversation session, the presentation will comprise the first 20 minutes followed by 40 minutes of open discussion. After providing details on Boston Children’s use of AI in patient engagement settings, attendees will have the opportunity to ask about AI-driven patient communication and interact with the expert presenters. This allows for greater collaboration between session attendees and speakers and offer an opportunity for additional best practices to be shared.

“AI-driven patient engagement has the potential to reduce the amount of work healthcare staff spend on mundane repetitive tasks while also improving the patient experience,” says Prabhu. “The key is finding the right balance between automation and personal interactions. The right solutions, implemented in the right way can do this. In this session, we hope to provide insights into what the right solutions and implementation processes look like.”

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives, and market suppliers from around the world. Exceptional health education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. HIMSS20 takes place March 9-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

For more details about the session, AI and Patient Experience - A Balancing Act, visit https://www.himssconference.org/session/ai-and-patient-experience-balancing-act. To learn more about HIMSS20, visit www.himssconference.org.

About SR Health
SR Health by Solutionreach provides health systems with AI-enabled solutions to engage with patients in ways that have measurable impacts. By allowing providers to stay connected to patients throughout the care journey, healthcare organizations can optimize health and financial outcomes while creating a better patient experience. Solutionreach is the leader in patient engagement solutions and innovation. The first to send a text message in healthcare, the company now serves over 25,000 customers and facilitates one billion messages a year to 80 million patients in the U.S.

About Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.

Boston Children's is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.

About HIMSS20
HIMSS20 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for the education, innovation and collaboration they need to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere. In a time of unprecedented healthcare disruption, HIMSS20 calls health information and technology professionals around the world to one essential, simple, bold action: Be the change.

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

About HIMSS
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations.

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