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Health IT's Newest Ideas: HIMSS12 Preview

Take an early look at 14 of the most interesting health IT products and services that will be displayed at the annual HIMSS conference, happening this month in Las Vegas.
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Aventura HQ's architectural framework is built around caregiver mobility and context-awareness. The middleware platform, Enterprise Operating Framework, is a layer to the operating system interface to leverage information about end users, other systems, and environmental components. The goal is to improve the quality of the computing experience for each clinician. Aventura uses location, presence, and other environmental attributes and information to anticipate an end user's immediate needs, offering situation-aware and usable functions.

With one initial sign-on, Aventura gives hospital physicians the specific information they need, when they need it, using context- and location-aware computing intelligence. The software orchestrates a physician's desktop view from the hospital's various clinical information systems. By eliminating multiple log-ins and screen-hopping, Aventura increases EMR use at the point of care, boosting physician productivity. This lets a clinician who is accessing a virtual desktop and applications from the ICU, for instance, see the correct desktop, applications and policies even if he or she roams to the emergency department. Aventura dubs its middleware "the nervous system" within a hospital's computing enterprise.

Pictured above is a hospital nurse from Alegant Health in Omaha who is logging in for her work shift. The context-aware technology in Aventura allows nurses and physicians to access the specific clinical information they need, when they need it--whether it is the ER or an individual patient's bedside. By eliminating multiple log-ins and screen-hopping, Aventura fosters improved EMR use at the point of care, boosting physician productivity.

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Lisa Henderson
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Lisa Henderson,
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2/8/2012 | 1:37:02 PM
re: Health IT's Newest Ideas: HIMSS12 Preview
In looking through the preview, the one that integrates w/ med devices and the pen technology look really interesting. Looking forward to the HIMSS coverage!

Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare contributing editor
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