Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm getting ready for #HIMSS11 (in Orlando)

I'm looking forward to HIMSS11 in Orlando this year. Interested in health IT? Make sure to attend the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference.

Here are some quick stats on the upcoming HIMSS conference:

The 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition is the largest in the information technology field in the U.S. and features: 

More than 29,000 healthcare industry experts are expected to attend HIMSS11 and learn about the latest solutions for improving healthcare through IT.
  • The number of registrants from hospitals and health networks has increased by approximately 28% from 2010.
  • Total professional registration is outpacing 2010 registration by approximately 30%.
More than 300 education sessions on hot topics such as meaningful use standards, certification and criteria, ARRA and government contributions to advancing health IT, the need for nationwide electronic health records, and health IT privacy and security practices. 

More than 900 exhibiting companies – from Fortune 500 to start-ups – showcasing their latest healthcare innovations and new product launches in over 380,000 square feet of exhibit space.

If you're doing to HIMSS11, make sure to catch me!

I'm giving two presentations at HIMSS11 and I hope you'll join me. My first presentation is titled, "Physicians and Meaningful Use: What We Are Seeing in Social Media." My second presentation is titled, "Blogging as a Career: Strategies for Clinicians and Health IT Bloggers." More details about my presentations can be found here.

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