|[January 24, 2013]
HIMSS13: New Offerings and Programming for Health IT Professionals
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
the cause-based organization devoted to improving healthcare
delivery through health IT, today announced new programming and
educational offerings that will be part of the 2013
Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS13) in New Orleans
from March 3-7. This year's latest offerings will be infused throughout
the education sessions, exhibit hall programming and live-streaming
sessions to provide attendees with the latest health IT content and
enhanced networking opportunities.
"We are at the pivotal moment in healthcare we've all been waiting for,"
said Carla Smith, Executive Vice President, HIMSS. "Technology mandates
and quality healthcare have finally come together in a way that we've
never seen before, and in response, we've created specific content
around the coming trends in 2013, with a particular focus on meaningful
use, mobile health and consumer engagement."
For example, the Meaningful
Use Experience is a special interactive area on the exhibit floor
for providers to view demonstrations of certified EHR solutions -
including complete EHR and EHR modules for acute and ambulatory
settings. Providers will have the unique opportunity to view these
solutions side-by-side, listen to vendor presentations and evaluate
products based on their specific needs in a credible setting.
Additional new programming for HIMSS13 includes:
Expanded Workshop Program - As part of educational
offerings, HIMSS has added hands-on sessions around the mHIMSS
Roadmap, Clinical Workflow Anaysis, Health IT Adoption and Mobile App
HIMSS13 Online - Registered attendees can access six on-demand
sessions and 12 e-sessions; interviews with top speakers, broadcast
The Patient Experience through HIT Forum - Features three new
sessions dedicated to the value of enhancing the patient experience
Top 25 Education Sessions Roundtable Forum
Clinical & Business Intelligence Symposium
Extended Learning Webinars and Events
Global Health Forum
Public Policy Events and Educational Sessions
keynote speakers will include President Bill Clinton, Warner L.
Thomas, Eric J. Topol, M.D., Karl Rove (News - Alert) and James Carville.
With over 300-plus general education sessions and networking events,
attendees will also have many, outstanding opportunities to earn
continuing education credit at HIMSS13. This year, the Certified
Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) has been
added to the certification list. HIMSS13 will also be expanding ways to
access these materials as well via its new virtual offering: HIMSS13
"Quality education comprises a majority of the conference agenda, and to
make that programming more accessible, we are offering HIMSS13 Online,"
said JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS.
"Due to budget and staffing realities, we understand that many health IT
professionals cannot join us in New Orleans. For them, HIMSS13 Online
offers conference access - anywhere, anytime - allowing registered
attendees to participate virtually in on-demand learning, interact with
exhibitors in the virtual setting, and attend selected live simulcast
For more information regarding the conference and for a full description
of all the latest updates, please the conference website at www.himssconference.org.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused
on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information
technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are
headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States,
Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of
which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and
not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate
members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that
share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use
of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads
healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise,
professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles
designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to
improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient
care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our
members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.
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