Adnan here, co-founder and CEO of Luma Health. We just wrapped up conferences for the month and had a lot of fun with you at our speaking sessions. I always find it important to see what others are working on, reading, and learning. And this year, I learned a lot from you guys.
Here are some quick takeaways from HIMSS and AMGA (and my personal favorites) you may find valuable:
- Patients actually want to take control of their healthcare data. And in the long run, everyone wins. From using mobile engagement tools to wearables, patients are actively choosing to be engaged with their care journey and care decisions.
- The importance of cybersecurity in healthcare has shifted and been reprioritized since last year — in fact, some cybersecurity-focused professional groups have almost doubled in membership.
- Clinics struggle to collect meaningful patient feedback. Sure, we all know it’s valuable for reimbursements and reputation–you may even send out CAHPS surveys. But gathering real-time data effectively is still an area of improvement for a lot clinics.
- Increasing patient access is a team effort. When we better understand social determinants of health, organizations can make a longer-lasting impact where it’s most needed, like removing transportation barriers and creating drop-in clinics (we’ll share exciting news about this next month).
All of this to say, It’s been awesome meeting so many like-minded folks, all committed to making patients’ lives better. I’m confident that we’re focusing on the right things here at Luma and we’re grateful you’re part of our mission. I’ve listed a few shows we’ll be attending this year, so please let us know if you’ll be at any and would like to talk about patient engagement.
April 11-13: CRUG Spring Forum
April 20: Norcal MGMA, Sacramento Chapter
April 22-24: MGMA Operations
April 30-May 2: Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit
May 6-8: HLTH
July 20-22: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Stay tuned for more updates, thanks for listening!