More than 100 people tuned in January 21 for LUMEDX’s first ever Analytics User Group Virtual Conference—taking in a veritable “truckload of information,” as one attendee put it, about how to use HealthView Analytics (HVA).
In addition to gaining an understanding of HVA’s ability to help hospitals improve clinical and operational outcomes, conference participants enjoyed how-to sessions and demonstrations, as well as a user showcase with RWJBarnabas Health about using data to successfully increase radial access systemwide.
“I thought it would be over my head—and some of it was—however there was a lot to be gained by even a beginner,” said Nicole Stanford from Blessing Hospital in Illinois.
More advanced users, like Paula Taylor, Cardiology Outcomes Specialist at West Tennessee Health Heart & Vascular Center, also got a lot out of the conference. “Great job today on the virtual meeting. Totally blown away by the last piece about building customized reports, etc. Oh my goodness,” she said. “Can’t wait to watch that over and over again.”
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This was the third virtual user group conference held by LUMEDX. In the fall, online events were held as an alternative to the regular in-person conferences. LUMEDX has hosted user group events for almost two decades in the same city as the Society of Thoracic Surgeon Advances in Quality & Outcomes (STS-AQO) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Quality Summit—both also held virtually last year.
Despite some of the limitations of a virtual model, there was at least one upside: Both the STS and ACC User Group Conferences had much higher participation rates with more than triple the usual number of participants. This was also true of last month’s Analytics User Group Virtual Conference.
“Thank you for doing the conferences virtually,” said Doug Passey of Ogden Regional Medical Center in Utah. “It would be unlikely that I would be able to go to an in-person meeting.”
Even after in-person events resume for the STS and ACC, LUMEDX will likely employ a hybrid model for user group conferences so that everyone has an opportunity to participate.