We're now heading into the final days before HIMSS15, and our team at Orion Health is excited to journey from all across the country (and the globe!) to Chicago to meet with the best and brightest in the HIT community.

It is a whirlwind week of meetings, presentations, events and conversations at the show, and organizers are predicting that this will be the biggest HIMSS conference yet. Our team is looking forward to discussing the latest technologies, asking questions and taking the time to engage in meaningful dialogue with industry influencers. Here's what we predict the hottest topics will be:

FHIR is one of the hottest topics in the industry right now – pun intended – and at HIMSS, we'll be demonstrating Rhapsody®, our world-class integration engine, and Open Platform, a big-data solution for population health management; both of which now utilize the standard. Recently, our FHIR expert David Hay told Healthcare IT News, “There's now a realization that we need to be exposing the information we collect by means of the FHIR interface. I think you are going to see – if not at HIMSS15, very shortly after that — FHIR interfaces supporting an ecosystem in healthcare.” We're looking forward to discussing with our peers how this 'next big thing' is facilitating streamlined interoperability, and supporting our healthcare ecosystems.

Of course, population health management and value-based models of care will also be popular topics next week. As we've seen firsthand, organizations are making significant investments in re-architecting care delivery infrastructures to transition to these care models. Attendees who stop by our booth will learn how our Open Platform provides the most critical foundational element of successful population health initiatives: comprehensive, accurate information for effective analysis and access to complete records across the continuum of care. Keep an eye out for an announcement early in the week that will showcase the results of one of our partnerships to date!

So be sure to stop by booth #4435 in the South Hall to discuss these exciting trends, and see first-hand how our solutions can help position healthcare organizations for success. If you are a member of the media and would like to meet with Orion Health at HIMSS15, contact Aria Marketing at: kcontreras@ariamarketing.com.