Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 1 of the 2012 HIMSS Conference #HIMSS12

There are over 35,000 people here in Las Vegas for the 2012 HIMSS conference.  I always enjoy reconnecting with my Twitter connections and find that conferences like HIMSS is really a great place to meet new and interesting people who share similar passions. 

On day 1, I spent some of my time at the Physicians' IT Symposium in the morning.  Then,  I went downstairs to spend the rest of my morning at the Health IT Venture Fair.  I heard some interesting presentations around the innovative use of artificial intelligence to reduce adverse events associated with medication use,  companies attempting to leverage power of the PHR to improve disease management and improve medication adherence in patients,  and others looking for innovative ways to improve health information exchange across various platforms. So many companies are starting in the health IT space and I often wonder when this bubble will burst.  After all,  there is a really strong push for health IT implementation right now,  but eventually the market will be saturated with companies looking to connect and leverage health data to improve care management.

During lunch,  I had the opportunity to reconnect with a few CMIOs who are active in the social media space,  particularly Twitter. This evening,  I am going to a Tweetup hosted by Search Health IT. Looking forward to more tweets!

I have been walking quite a bit today.  I already passed 10,000 steps in my Fitbit today. Does this mean I get to eat some extra dessert?

This year,  you can follow Tweets from HIMSS by searching for #HIMSS12

HIMSS12 coverage is sponsored by HP. HP’s extensive portfolio of products, solutions, services and relationships can help your healthcare organization achieve quality business practices and provide quality patient care.

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