The annual HIMSS conference in the U.S. ranks as one of the largest healthcare IT and management systems gatherings in the world. Attendees who participate in the 2013 conference can select from more than 300 education sessions in 23 peer-reviewed topic categories, enjoy a variety of networking events, and visit an exhibit floor filled with innovations and management solutions. Keynote speakers confirmed for HIMSS13 include:
President Bill Clinton, founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
Warner Thomas, president and CEO, Ochsner Health System
Eric J. Topol, West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, Scripps Health; professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; and cardiologist
Closing keynote discussion between James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to former President George W. Bush
Conference education sessions include pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13.
The Interoperability Showcase, a conference highlight, interactively demonstrates live clinical information systems using cutting-edge technology. New this year, the showcase educational sessions will offer continuing education credits. On the exhibit floor, three Knowledge Centers, with more than 60 education and vendor solutions, are designed to bring attendees a one-stop experience based around the hot topics of mobile health, clinical and business analytics/intelligence, and ICD-10. The Meaningful Use Experience, also new to HIMSS13, makes it easy for providers to find EHR product and module solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. The HIMSS13 exhibition floor also features knowledge sharing that focuses on usability and proven implementations.
As an exhibitor, EmpowerSystems™