Health Data Management February 13, 2019
Fred Bazzoli

Every year, there’s some theme that emerges from the HIMSS annual conference, some technology that gets the lion’s share of the buzz and attention.

Many times, it’s the magic panacea that will just solve everything. It’s the technology that’s ascending on the Gartner hype cycle receiving all the…well, hype.

Last year, it was blockchain technology. The year before, it was artificial intelligence. It’s the magic hammer that will solve every problem—at least all those problems that look like nails. And those annual buzzwords often can involve expensive investment in new technology for providers. Jumping on the hype train usually means having to make a big outlay and take a big risk. 

So it was interesting this morning to hear the...