This Year’s Centricity LIVE Sets a High Bar for Next Year’s to Beat!

William Peterson

Industry advocacy, quality educational programs, informational resources and valuable networking are all hallmarks of a successful Healthcare IT customer event and this year’s Centricity LIVE customer event hit on all notes.

More than two thousand healthcare professionals descended on Phoenix Arizona in May to participate in one of the largest US Healthcare IT customer events of 2016. It is my understanding that participant registration increased by more than 20% over last year’s event. These professionals were treated to more than 250 educational sessions that covered 8 different topic categories. Hospital network colleagues and their peers took center stage at this year’s event as most of the educational sessions were presented by GE customers.

This is my first year as a GE Healthcare topic leader at Centricity LIVE for High Acuity. This domain space covers the entire perioperative footprint and represents one of the largest cost centers of the hospital enterprise. Taking the right steps to gain operational efficiencies are critical for our customers and motivates us to constantly be probing for new and better ideas. This is what this forum is all about. The importance of getting together with customers and other GE Healthcare colleagues for professional growth can’t be overstated. It is also understood that customers want to maximize their valuable time outside of the hospital learning new tricks of the trade and sharing ideas. The High Acuity learning sessions had this as a main objective and topics ranged from taking a 100K foot view of the periop solution’s product development vision to sharing individual customer best practices leveraging Centricity Perioperative Manger. A common question that was repeated in the educational sessions was “….how would you do that in my situation?” …and of course there was some lively debate as peers championed their ideas as the best.

As first experiences go this is one that I will certainly cherish and will use to build on to make next year’s Centricity LIVE event for High Acuity even better!

If you’re interested in learning more, planning for Centricity LIVE 2017 is well underway. Next year we’ll be in Boston, Massachusetts from May 16-19. Customers will enjoy springtime in the heart of a great city… and while you’re there, visit historic landmarks, explore waterfront attractions, or walk in the footsteps of heroes. There’s so much to do you’ll want to stay after the conference ends.

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