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Trends in Healthcare Technology

When the bell chimed at AONE 2015, it chimed loudly: Healthcare-driven organizations must adapt to navigate the emerging value-based landscape driven by federal healthcare policy. Organizations who implement these solutions understand the value in leveraging existing technology with innovative software.

Exhibitors able to deliver high-quality care while giving their clients the most bang for their buck quickly became conference frontrunners. One common denominator amongst these exhibitors is their intentional use of healthcare technology to lead the pack — technology geared toward improving safety and patient care management.

“Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), innovative technology is seen as an essential component of a stronger, better integrated, and more accessible healthcare system.”1

It was exciting to meet other vendors at AONE furthering the healthcare information technology change. Organizations like Xenex have created futuristic “germ-zapping” robots with the ability to decrease c-diff and MRSA prevalence for a healthier hospital environment. Our neighbors, Max-air Systems, have developed hoods and masks allowing healthcare providers advanced respiratory safety when exposed to contagious diseases.

Organizations like Xenex, Max-air Systems and Nobl aren’t leaving any time soon, and as we advance into the future, we’re sure to see many more innovative and cost effective healthcare tech companies making their debut appearance at AONE. The question hanging in the air remains: How aligned is your organization to adapt with evolving healthcare technology trends?

1 "How #mHealth Is Changing Health and Healthcare." Web log post. HIMSS MHealth Roadmap. HIMSS, 2012. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.

AONE 2015 Day 1 Recap

AONE is underway in sunny Phoenix, AZ, and Nobl couldn’t be more excited (or suntanned)! Thousands of nursing professionals from across the nation are here, which means we’re finally able to be with OUR people; nurses!

The conference began early with an inspiring keynote by world-renowned author and TED speaker Simon Sinek. He captivated and inspired everyone in the house to focus on ‘why’ we chose careers in healthcare, encouraging his audience to focus on long term vision rather than short term goals and metrics — metrics we often times become so caught up with in our industry.

You can’t run a race without knowing where the finish line is. Goals are not enough, you need vision.

Our energy continued into the exhibit hall as it opened for the morning. We were honored to have hundreds of nurses stop by our booth and chat with us about how Nobl impacts nursing and revolutionizes patient care management. With the core of our solution focused on hardwiring hourly rounding, many of our conversations focused on the struggles of implementing an hourly rounding solution and how Vigilance™ makes it easy for healthcare organizations to adopt digital hourly rounding.

Our booth is located next to Capella University, where ABC’s NYMed star and real life nurse — Katie Duke — came and spoke to booth attendees about her unexpected journey into nursing and her continued passion for caring for patients — especially those in critical conditions. I enjoyed hearing how she saw NYMed as an opportunity to show the world what nursing is really like — the good, the bad, and the struggles nurses have to put up with on a daily basis, but how the humanistic side of nursing makes it all worth it.

After a busy day of sessions and networking, the day closed with an exhibit hall reception where we had the opportunity to continue building relationships in a more relaxed environment. Soft pretzels and spinach artichoke dip helped fuel us for the evening President’s Reception where AONE members, attendees and exhibitors finally took the conference badges off and danced the night away!

We’re looking forward to an equally successful day 2! If you haven’t already, stop by our booth — 415 — to learn more about Vigilance™. Plus, we’re giving away writing pens that look like syringes. And what nurse doesn’t love that?


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