Hospice News’ on Sept. 23 is hosting its first virtual Demo Day event in which technology companies will showcase their newest software solutions for providers. Nine companies will be presenting during the event.
With widespread cancellations of in-person industry conferences, providers have lost many opportunities during 2020 to interface with vendors and learn about emerging products. Hospice News Demo Day is designed to help bridge that gap.
“We put this project — virtual event — together to address some inefficiencies in the marketplace today. There is obviously a lack of in-person events. But there is certainly still interest in connecting with new partners and the technologies they offer to providers,” said Aging Media Network Executive Vice President George Yedinak. “That’s really the genesis behind Demo Day: to create an opportunity for industry participants to connect and discover new products and new solutions that can help their providers in day-to-day operations.”
Aging Media Network is the parent company of Hospice News.
Hospice providers who participate in Demo Day will see presentations from companies such as WellSky, Netsmart, Optima Healthcare Solutions, MatrixCare, Forcura, Relias, Enquire, Axxess and Pallativo.
Presentation will cover solutions showing the most recent developments in software such as electronic health records, patient identification and education, revenue cycle management, among other innovations.
The presentations are designed to give hospice providers a taste of the technologies that are available to them, potentially leading to the establishment of new relationships with software vendors.
“Demo Day provides a brief, 20-minute window of opportunity for someone to come in, meet some potential partners in the software and technology realms, and learn how their solutions can apply to that individual’s business,” Yedinak said. “Demo Day is really more of an appetizer. What we’re offering to our partners and our audience is the ability to have an appetizer, look at something, digest it and decide if they want the full meal — and connect afterwards for a larger discussion or longer demonstration.”