Florida Hospital’s Ashley Simmons featured at HIMSS

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Fla., ORLANDO, Fla., March 5, 2018 — Ashley Simmons, a recognized expert in performance improvement, systems implementation and project management, will be participating in this year’s HIMSS conference.

HIMSS, which takes place March 5-9 in Las Vegas, brings together more than 45,000 professionals from around the world for education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology.

Simmons, who serves as Director of Innovation Development for Florida Hospital, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit hospitals, will take part in a panel discussion called “How will IoHT shape the Future of Healthcare?”

In the session, thought leaders from health-care providers and industry will discuss the opportunities and challenges that IoHT will bring to health-care service delivery and business models.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Aviv Gladman, Chief Medical Information Officer, Mackenzie Health. In addition to Simmons, panelists will be Fawzi Behmann, founder, TelNet Management Consulting Inc.; Nick Padula, Vice President, Home Healthcare Monitoring and Population Health Management, Philips North America; and Ryan Terry, Vice President, Global Connectivity Solutions, Hill-Rom.

For more information, go to HIMSSConference.org.

About Florida Hospital

Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. Florida Hospital stretches across the state with 26 hospitals, more than 4,600 patient beds, and more than 32,000 employees. It includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and Centra Care urgent care locations throughout Central Florida.

Florida Hospital, a member of Adventist Health System, provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs. Florida Hospital is a designated statutory teaching hospital and also trains physicians from all around the world on the newest technologies.