Follow the conversation at #HIMSS19 Denver, CO – HIMSS has named Stephanie Gravenor, CEO Medecipher as a speaker for the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, held February 11-15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. HIMSS19 brings together 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, excellent speakers, cutting-edge health information and technology products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. CFOs and hospital throughput departments often disagree over one key stat: how many open beds are needed for optimal utilization. CFOs strive for the high utilization of bed inventory, while throughput departments lobby for lower utilization to reduce wait times. Join Medecipher at HIMSS to understand how to hospitals can determine optimal capacity to achieve their organization’s service-level and performance goals. Session info: https://www.himssconference.org/session/capacity-planning-inpatient-units * Session will be livestreamed & recorded for on-demand playback by attendees. Presentation will be saved as a PDF file and posted to the HIMSS19 website. The HIMSS Annual Conference Education Committee selected over 300 educational sessions on the conference program. Proposals under review by the ACEC have gone through a peer-review selection process for enhanced efficiency and quality in selection of the educational offerings at the conference. This committee, comprised of HIMSS volunteers, reviews and selects all presentations with those representing an organization or non-commercial interest given preference, a guideline followed to achieve continuing medical education or CME requirements. Hospitals should routinely evaluate their capacity to avoid over- and under- utilization of one of their most costly resources: beds. Whatever the operating reality of a hospital might be – volume surges as “the new normal”, the dreaded midweek surgical spike, or declines due to market share – there are performance & service-level opportunities to be gained by right-sizing hospital bed capacity. – Medecipher CEO Stephanie Gravenor Medecipher helps hospitals improve the quality of care for patients, improve the quality of the work environment for staff, and reduce operating costs with a suite of proactive planning and EMR-integrated real-time decision support tools for optimizing clinical operations.