The HMS Essette team recently hosted our annual client conference in Westminster, Colorado. With more than 100 attendees, the conference was a great success and continues to grow every year! By gathering a wide range of experts —from HMS clients, partners, staff, and professional keynote speakers – conference participants left with a stack full of new ideas and strategies for future population health management initiatives to address the ever-present challenges of the healthcare industry.
Here are three key takeaways we wanted 2017 Population Health Summit attendees to come away with:
- Peer best practices for optimizing use of HMS Essette to optimize processes
- A holistic, ‘big-picture’ view of all population health solutions and services from HMS
- A look ahead into where the HMS Essette application is going in the future
The 2017 Population Health Summit brought together clients from across the country and provided a venue for conference-goers to learn how their peers are using the HMS Essette platform to streamline processes to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. For over the two and a half days, HMS’ in-house thought leaders, Essette clients, and technology partners shared the latest information on healthcare industry trends and best practices for managing total population health.
There were a number of ‘firsts’ at this year’s event including a conference-specific mobile app. Attendees were able to receive important announcements via push notifications in real time, provide instant feedback to the conference organizers and presenters, and review the agenda to create their personalized session schedule. In addition to being useful, the app facilitated a fun networking game with attendees posting on the social wall to earn kudos and win prizes!
An increased number of break-out sessions at this year’s conference allowed for a wider variety of sessions appealing to a more diverse audience compared to years passed. There were sessions with technical, clinical, and administrative content offered by HMS Essette clients, partners, and staff. Topics included medication reconciliation, payer/provider collaboration, implementing a utilization management program, supporting population growth, tackling compliance issues, and best practices for a successful migration or implementation.
The keynote and general session speakers offered useful, up-to-the-minute information for attendees that included:
- How to recognize everyday successes
- HMS Total Population Health Solutions today and the vision for the future
- Current legislative happenings at the Federal and State levels
- How to use technology for medical cost management
There were many valuable exchanges between participants during planned and impromptu networking sessions. Social events both evenings allowed for connections to be made and conversations to flow. Roundtable discussions over lunch provided an opportunity for facilitated exchanges and many interesting discussions were continued during the conference breaks.
The HMS Essette team is very appreciative of clients that took the time to participate in the conference as both attendees and peer presenters. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.