HIMSS 2012: Preview

February 21, 2012
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Happy President’s Day !

Seems like a good time to visit Las Vegas for the latest on HIT.

Virtual HIMSS

HIMSS Mobile

HIMSS 2012 is the annual meeting of the minds where healthcare meets information technology, for better or sometimes worse.

It is one of those events where languages intermix. It is a cross-culture event where each side speaks, with the other side, sometimes with each party understanding the other party.

If you want detailed information in real time the best place to look is on twitter using the #himss12 to search or related #healthit.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

SIMULCAST EVENTS:

ON-DEMAND EVENTS:

2012 promises to be the year of the health mobile app. The maturation of the  Android OS  adding to the force of iOS allows many applications to be available in open source greatly expanding the ability of software developers in health care

2012 is also the year of the explosion of interest in  social media. The number of providers using social media rose exponentially during 2011.  HIMMS 2012 provides a number of events revolving around Social Media. #hsmc

The number of tweets/hour using #hmss12 about 1000. (February 20, 2012 at 12:00 noon.

Five things to Watch at HIMSS

Here are some of my favorite tweeps at himss12:

https://twitter.com/#!/PhilSalm

https://twitter.com/#!/larrylin

https://twitter.com/#!/HealthTechMatch

https://twitter.com/#!/HealthTECHlive

https://twitter.com/#!/iHealthBeat

https://twitter.com/#!/ahier

https://twitter.com/#!/Cascadia

https://twitter.com/#!/imrantech

https://twitter.com/#!/theEHRGuy

https://twitter.com/#!/Awarepoint

We’ll be watching on a daily basis and updates will be posted later in the day.

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