The Friday Five – Tips for #HIMSS17
The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, which takes place February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, is just around the corner. Over the years the conference has grown exponentially and this year HIMSS is expecting 45,000 conference attendees and 1,200 exhibitors. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, round-table discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia. This week’s Friday Five offers some not to be missed events and exhibits at HIMSS17. Our tips will help first timers as well as veterans make the most of the conference.
Attending the HIMSS Annual Conference Exhibition for the First Time?
If you are a first-time conference attendee, you’re no doubt wondering how to plan for and maximize your time at HIMSS17. Thankfully, HIMSS has some advice to help you prepare your schedule in advance and get the most out of your conference experience. If you would like to plan your agenda, want insider tips, or need to coordinate travel and logistics, this article has it all at the ready for you.
Prepare Yourself: 12 Tips for HIMSS17
Since there is so much to do and see at HIMSS it only seems natural that one would feel compelled to do some planning prior to the big week. Medisolv (@Medisolv) provides attendees with a list of twelve things you can do to get ready and make the most of your time at HIMSS. Medisolv will also be attending HIMSS17 at Booth #5887. In order to entice visitors, they are offering a $20 VISA gift card to anyone who sets up a meeting with them for a demonstration of their Quality Reporting software.
— Medisolv (@Medisolv) February 1, 2017
Speaking of SWAG… Check out Fun at #HIMSS17 in Orlando on HITECH Answers for a one stop shopping list of drawings, receptions, cocktails, meetups, and more.
— HITECH Answers (@HITECHAnswers) January 31, 2017
Last-minute Tips for HIMSS 2017 Exhibitors and Attendees
Greenough (@GreenoughPR), a PR firm focused on brand storytelling, has been to HIMSS before and so have many of their clients. In order to help both exhibitors and attendees make the most of their time before and during the conference, Greenough surveyed their clients and compiled everyone’s advice into six tips. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the article where you can provide your email address if you are interested in hearing more from Greenough.
HIMSS17 Mix Tape
Colin Hung, co-founder of Healthcare Leadership (@hcldr), loves attending HIMSS each year where he gets to be a part of the largest health IT gathering of its kind. He enjoys attending sessions, listening to keynotes, and touring the exhibit floor. But, he says for him the best part is meeting other health IT enthusiasts face to face, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. To get himself and others ready for all that is HIMSS, Colin has taken to compiling a healthcare mix tape that reflects on the past year in healthcare and also looks into the future. Colin reaches out to friends and colleagues to share and explain the song they believe best represents healthcare. Our own Matt Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher) and David Harlow (@healthblawg) were both contributors this year as well as several guests from our Station Favorites Twitter List.
— Brian Ahier (@ahier) January 24, 2017
#HIMSS17 HASHTAG GUIDE
Be sure to stay on top of all of the Twitter chatter before, during and after #HIMSS17 by following hashtags from The Official HIMSS17 Hashtag Guide. Last year #HIMSS17 was used a total of 216,104 times and if history repeats, we are about to embark on another year of hashtag record-breaking and social overload. The guide is designed to promote a common hashtag vocabulary to segment and streamline conversations that matter to you most so be sure to have it handy so you can easily follow and be part of the converstion.
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) January 26, 2017
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