Monday, February 1, 2016

#HIMSS16 Las Vegas Here We Come

The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is coming up between February 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. This is the Super Bowl of health IT and will bring together over 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. There are some great educational sessions, and the tradeshow floor will highlight the latest in health IT products. Some very interesting keynote addresses from Michael Dell, Sylvia Matthews Burwell, and even Peyton Manning (who has his own Super Bowl to contend with before the conference. With all of the changes in healthcare underway, this year's conference will be sure to keep CIO's and other decision makers in the loop as to what to expect over the next year. Having attended a few of these events in the past I can guarantee this will be worth the investment of time and resources.

This year I am joining a powerful group of healthcare social media experts who will be tweeting, blogging and leveraging all of the top social media platforms to get the word out and bring the latest news and information. The list of luminaries can all be found on Twitter and many have their own blogs as well. Tweet me @ahier and subscribe to whole list of HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) including:

Andrew DeLaO: @cancergeek
Bill Bunting: @WTBunting
Brad  Justus: @brad_justus
Charles Webster: @wareflo
Colin Hung: @colin_hung
Geeta Nayyar: @gnayyar
Glenn Lanteigne: @glennlanteigne
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn: @healthythinker
Janice McCallum: @janicemccallum
John Lynn: @techguy
Linda Stotsky: @emranswers
Mandi Bishop: @mandibpro
Matthew Fisher: @matt_r_fisher
Nick Van Terheyden: @drnic1
Pat Rich: @pat_health
Shahid Shah: @ShahidNShah
Steve Sisko: @shimcode
Tamara StClaire: @drstclaire
Wen Dombrowski: @HealthcareWen

Also be sure to watch the Healthcare IT News website and Updates and Announcements from the HIMSS Conference website, as well as the king of content aggregators in the industry HIStalk. All of the SMA's have a powerful presence on social media and there is already a great deal of buzz for the upcoming event. Symplur provides social media analytics and shows that so far for the month of January the #HIMSS15 hashtag has almost 5,000 tweeters have joined in the conversation, with over 15,00 tweets and an amazing 91 million+ impressions on the web. So get ready Las Vegas, here we come!