Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How big is the #HIMSS10 exhibit hall?

At HIMSS10, I'm sure many of us will go through the exhibition hall only to get lost. Why? We'll be walking through 350,000+ square feet of “what's new, what's hot, and what's on the horizon for health IT!" I'll be getting a nice workout by walking through the exhibit space. Time to get my pedometer ready. Here's what you can expect at HIMSS this year:
900+ exhibitors – nearly 300 first-time exhibitors
200+ new products and services
70+ real-world scenarios case studies
70+ clinical applications showcasing interoperability
Plus... live demonstrations by the Military Health System... and much, much more!
    * Looking to upgrade? Want help in implementation? Need to see what's market-ready for your can't wait challenges? You'll find it all at the HIMSS10 Exhibition.
    * New Product Launches – Daily! – Be the first to see the most innovative product solutions to hit the market in health information management, interoperability, web/Internet and enterprise image management.
    * NEW! Innovative Technology Pavilion – View product demos and presentations on the latest technology designed to improve patient safety at the point of care.
    * Pavilion Product Sessions – Choose from over 70 45-minute case studies presented by clients of exhibiting companies. Visit the Web site to plan your schedule and make the most of your time on the exhibit floor.
    * Online Buyers Guide – This guide saves you time when you're looking for exhibitors and products, and features year-round access and an online RFI capability.
    * NEW! EHR Association Technology Pavilion – Gain first hand knowledge of the latest EHR technology from members of this association that is leading the HIT industry in the accelerated adoption of EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the US.
    * Navigational System – Look for kiosks around the convention center to help you locate exhibitors, products and services, education and keynote sessions...and more.
    * Interoperability Showcase – See demonstrations of health information exchange including NHINs, small ambulatory clinics, hospitals and others.
    * NEW! Industry Solution Sessions – Gain cutting-edge best practices, ideas and tools for real-world implementation and business needs from healthcare leaders and company experts.
    * HIMSS Analytics – Learn what your EMRAM score means to meaningful use. Visit booth #1921 to hear more about the EMR Adoption Model and how it can work for you. Enter a drawing to win a Kindle.
    * 2010 Expo Yellow Pages – Get more resources online. This interactive format allows you to easily read, share with friends, and click on web links to get more exhibit and industry information.
    * NEW! Siemens ARRA Summit – A special executive summit on government regulations for qualifying for ARRA-HITECH stimulus funds. You must register separately for this complimentary session.
    * NEW! Lunch and Learn / Breakfast Briefings – Feed your mind and your body! The Lunch and Learn and Breakfast Briefings provide a relaxed environment to gain knowledge with your peers.
    * Raffles – Win at HIMSS10. Simply drop the HIMSS Raffle card, from the HIMSS10 cardpak you received, in the designated areas on the exhibit floor.

Hope to see you at HIMSS10!

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