Friday Five – HITMC 2022 Recap
The Annual Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference finally returned in-person this year after two years of virtual events. Our own Carol Flagg attended this year’s HITMC Conference and this week’s Friday Five is dedicated to her experience at the conference.
After 2 years of virtual events, the HITMC 2022 Annual Conference returned to an in-person event taking place over two and a half days, May 9-11, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. HITMC is designed specifically for those in healthcare and IT marketing and offers attendees the opportunity to learn important marketing & PR strategies that can be used right away in their organizations. Additionally, Those who attend have the chance to meet peers to rely on for advice and guidance throughout the year (and beyond).
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— Healthcare and IT Marketing Community (@HITMarketingPR) May 9, 2022
Carol's Podcast Session
Final Thoughts and Takeaways
Two years have passed since the last in-person HITMC. In the time between, John, Colin and Brittany did an amazing job keeping the community together in a virtual setting. Still, it was clear that all were glad to be back together, networking, sharing insights, and learning from each other in an incredibly supportive environment.
COVID has changed us all. The previous norms of how we work, engage, socialize, prospect and pitch — all got turned upside down in the Spring of 2020. And while our working life in a pandemic world is not completely right side up, it feels close.
As a media company, our support of the event and the community overall is more than just a conduit for onboarding potential new clients; it’s a conduit for building relationships with like-minded individuals and companies in the health IT space.
In a fractured, politically charged, and worn-torn world, caring, supportive relationships in any community are precious. No further proof of that is needed as I saw the gathering of folks make the trip to Foxborough to re-connect with those of us who have attended in past years, and welcome the newcomers.
John Lynn is right — it’s OK to be vulnerable. HITMC has always provided that space for us to open up and ask for help.
I’ve returned to Phoenix, leaving the wind and chill of my New England youth behind, but already I can’t wait for HITMC23.
Until then, happy baking!