The Friday Five – HIMSS19
Follow and join the conversation with #HIMSS19.
The HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition is just around the corner taking place February 13 – 15, 2019 in Orlando, FL. HIMSS19 offers attendees the opportunity to join forces with 45,000+ champions of health from 90+ countries for five days of innovation, education and collaboration. This week’s Friday Five highlights some tips to help your planning prior to the conference, how best to participate and follow the latest conference news and happenings using social media, and how you can access what thought leaders and experts have to say before, during and after HIMSS19.
The HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition is not for the faint of heart. It is a whirlwind five days jam packed with learning sessions, meet ups, networking events, showcases, workshops, and more than 1,300 leading health IT vendors to visit in the Exhibition Hall. The best thing you can do is to come to the conference prepared and make a plan of how you would like to spend your time. HIMSS offers some tips to help maximize your time at HIMSS19. Additionally, this year attendees can choose to follow HIMSS19 Tracks, organized by topic or audience, put together by HIMSS.
Five Ways to Differentiate Your Organization with Social Media at HIMSS19
In addition to the official #HIMSS19 hashtag, use and follow the list of topic-driven hashtags to hone in on conversations and connect with audiences that are relevant to your organization. Be sure to check out some other social media tips offered by HIMSS.
HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors
The HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors are a community of health innovators who embrace social media as a driver of change in the health IT industry. This year, as in previous years, the Ambassadors will continue to serve as your lens for the HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition experience. A series of thought leadership content is already in the works from these ambassadors to help you make the most out of the HIMSS19 experience both in Orlando and via social media.
Four of our HealthcareNOW Radio hosts serve as HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors. Be sure to follow them for the latest news and insights they have to offer about #HIMSS19 and tune in to HealthcareNow Radio to listen to the most recent episodes of their shows.
- Nick van Terheyden, MD aka Dr. Nick – Host of The Incrementalist airing weekdays at 4:00am, 12 noon, and 8:00pm ET.
- Matt Fisher – Host of Healthcare de Jure airing weekdays at 2:00pm, 10:00pm, and 6:00am ET
- Colin Hung – Co-host of Healthcare IT Today airing weekdays at 1:30am, 9:30am and 5:30pm ET.
- David Harlow, JD MPH – Host of Harlow on Healthcare airing weekdays at 8:30 am, 4:30 pm and 12:30 am ET.
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) January 16, 2019
This Just In Live from HIMSS19
On the Air: Tuesday, February 12th 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET
Tune In Live
For the fifth year in a row This Just In host Justin Barnes, aka @HITAdvisor, will be broadcasting live from the HIMSS Conference. Last year’s broadcast had over 30,000 listeners and this year’s show promises to be even more successful. As always, Barnes has secured a great guest line up which will include CEOs, CIOs, leading care providers, industry thought leaders, riveting authors and of course, some policy makers. The broadcast will begin promptly at 1:00 pm ET with the same first guest Barnes interviews each year, John Halamka, M.D., CIO Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Be sure to stop by Booth 2821 if you’re attending the conference or stream the show live between 1:00 and 5:00 pm ET. Can’t wait until HIMSS? Check out the This Just In Radio Show weekdays at 6:30 am, 2:30 pm and 10:30 pm ET.
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase – A Must See
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase is the highest trafficked area of the exhibit floor and is packed with nearly 20 demonstration areas, a large education theater, a product marketplace and more. The redesigned HIMSS Interoperability Showcase is a premier 34,000-sq-ft HIMSS experience that displays, in real time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace. While previous showcases have focused on transactional interoperability, the redesigned showcase emphasizes the importance of individuals being responsible for and connected directly to their health information, as well as the driving force that makes this connection possible: IT. Head on over to our sister site, HealthData Answers to find out more about this year’s Showcase.