HIMSS13 in New Orleans Is Here!

By Helen Figge
08:32 AM

The week of excitement and learning is now!  We realize that some of our members will not have the ability to travel this year to New Orleans so we plan to bring New Orleans educational component to you!

If you are not in New Orleans in the celebratory moods of the times, then consider enjoying the HIMSS13 Online opportunities. The HIMSS virtual event is the next best thing.  So, take the second best seat by attending the online extension of the Annual Conference & Exhibition. Participants can gain actionable information and engage with peers as they seek out practical solutions to healthcare’s most demanding challenges. There will be live sessions, e-sessions, on demand sessions and live simulcasts as well for audience consideration. The virtual program has been geared towards working on bringing the New Orleans experiences as close to the virtual audience as possible with keynotes and educational sessions just like being on site at the HIMSS AC13.  For example Live Show Hours are as follows: Monday, March 4 (9:30am-1:30pm CT); Tuesday, March 5 (9:30am -3:30pm CT); Wednesday, March 6 (8:00am-2:30pm) Live Broadcast of Former President Bill Clinton (live only) – (1:00pm - 2:15pm CT); Thursday, March 7 (9:30am-12:30pm CT); Wednesday, March 13 (11:00am - 2:00pm CT).  The educational programs include:  Live simulcast keynote session with Former President Bill Clinton, 10 live simulcast education sessions, 4 on-demand keynote sessions, 9 on-demand education sessions, 12 e-sessions and Interviews with top speakers.

Also on hand will be the Exhibitor Center (On-Demand) where White Papers, product briefs and many other tools in Virtual Exhibit Resource Center. Additionally, we will have networking with opportunities for moderated live chats, a networking lounge to discuss hot topics and HIMSS13 updates through scrolling messages on educational sessions, late-breaking news or other important items.

And if you still didn’t get the opportunity to enjoy this virtual event then consider the post-conference with ideas and exchange from HIMSS13 during live moderated chats in networking lounge on March 13, 2013.  There will be HIMSS13 highlights and recaps and all keynotes are available On-Demand (except former President Clinton presentation).  In total the on-demand content will consist of 12 e-sessions and 19 education sessions.

Interested in learning more about this virtual event and organized effort to bring HIMSS13 to your own computer screen?  Visit the website to learn more details and then sign up!  And remember...Be passionate about your career path and strive to make a difference and learn, learn…learn.  Technology is only the enabler; individuals will be the “transformers” of health IT in the years to come!