HIMSS 2018

The 2018 Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition will be taking place March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas. HIMSS is the leading healthcare and information technology conference in the world. Key players and leaders from around the globe come together to explore the latest advancements in healthcare industry information and technology. With this year’s theme “Where the World Connects for Health,” HIMSS 2018 promises to be 5 days of “education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology.”

Who will be there?

Over 45,000 professionals will convene in Las Vegas for HIMSS 2018 for a week of learning and collaboration. All types of professionals gear up for this conference, from C-Suite executives to clinical and engineering professionals, investors, physicians, payers, government and public policy professionals, and more.

Why should you go?

No where else in the world will you find as many key industry players and leaders coming together in the same place to showcase their work, to learn from one another, and to make plans for the future of the health and IT industry. It will be a week full of events you won’t want to miss. If you’re deciding whether to attend HIMSS this year, you should make attending HIMSS 2018 a priority this year for three reasons.

  1. Expand your knowledge and deepen your education

The conference boasts 300+ education sessions and hundreds of specialized programs for each type of professional. There are even special education sessions tailored to senior executives for they can gain depth knowledge in a wide range of topics pertaining to health information and technology. Attendees will be able to expand their knowledge in their own field and to learn about a wide variety of others by attending sessions on topics such as

  • Privacy, security, and cybersecurity
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture investment
  • Health information, exchange interoperability, and data integration
  • Data analytics and clinical and business intelligence
  • Connected health and telehealth
  • Population health
  • Precision medicine and genomics
  1. Find the solutions to your greatest challenges

HIMSS 2018 will feature over 1,300 vendors showcasing their latest advancements and developments. As an attendee, you will be able to see demonstrations by thought leaders and be exposed to cutting-edge products and technologies. An Interoperability Showcase will also be featured with a “34,000 square-foot exhibition that demonstrates the interoperability imperative for connecting health and care.” You can learn about the innovative solutions presented by the vendors at different booths and be able to exchange ideas with the experts. Amongst these booths and vendors, expect to be amazed by the technologies presented and discover imaginative solutions and possible partnerships to help solve the challenges you or your business seeks to tackle.

  1. Network and collaborate

There is no place better to talk about best practices, exchange ideas, or find potential partnerships than at HIMSS – it’s the place where all types of health and IT professionals gather together to learn from and collaborate with one another. You can expect networking at HIMSS to be quite a bit of fun, too. There is an extensive lineup of social events planned for you to enjoy and, after all, it is taking place in Las Vegas! As you plan your own schedule at HIMSS, make sure you leave room in your schedule for impromptu meetings arising as a result of these important networking sessions.

Want to learn more? You can learn about HIMSS’ full schedule of events here, and learn more about the logistics of attending the conference here. We look forward to seeing you in Vegas in March! Don’t forget to stop by the HealthTap booth (#3560) learn more about the Health Operating System and enjoy some great surprises.


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