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HIMSS Conference 2015

HIMSS Conference 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Every year, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition showcases the newest technologies, trends, and solutions in health IT. HIMSS Annual Conference is the largest health IT event in the industry. This year's conference takes place April 12-16, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Healthcare professionals, clinicians, and executives from around the world gather to network and learn about the latest advances in health IT innovation.

More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops. Some of the topics covered include electronic health records (EHR), Meaningful Use, and clinical informatics.

This year, HIMSS 2015 will feature 12 Exhibition Landmarks -- must-see exhibition areas that provide attendees with valuable insights with both products and education in one location. These include:

Clinical & Business Intelligence Center -  Learn how processing, benchmarking, data mining, and clinical and business intelligence can enable interoperability, patient safety, and quality outcomes.

Connected Patient Gallery -  HIMSS collaborates with Walgreens to demonstrate consumer-centric, integrated, digital health solutions.

Cybersecurity Command Center -  Learn from industry experts that have faced security challenges. Find out what they have done to detect or overcome the potential threats.

Disaster Preparedness Knowledge Center -  Think of this area of the exhibition floor when it comes to preparing for any type of emergency that may affect patient health information, from natural disasters to disease epidemics.

Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion -  All federal agencies comes together in this section of the exhibit hall with products now in use and educational sessions on how the government uses health IT with the patients they serve.

First Time Exhibitors Area  This exhibition area includes more than 350 exhibiting companies that are on the HIMSS exhibit floor for the first time.

HIMSS Health IT Value Suite -  Take time to learn more about the Health IT Value Suite as healthcare providers share their success stories on IT’s value. HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence winners also will be on-site as they share their insights.

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ in Collaboration with IHE - The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase offers interactive tours that show how patient health data securely reaches the right hands at the right time. Many of the 78 systems tested at the IHE North American Connectathon 2015 in Cleveland will be on display and connected to each other in simulated health information exchanges. In the Showcase, attendees will follow one of four health journeys to bring various care settings to life.

HX360™ Innovation Pavilion on the HIMSS15 Exhibition Floor – The HX360 Innovation Pavilion will feature an interactive in-the-round exhibit experience with health technology solutions. Exhibits will focus on the adoption and implementation of next-generation (non-EHR) technologies to improve care delivery and collaborations, including health technologies that aim to improve provider efficiencies and clinical workflow, patient experience, care coordination for disease, and patient retention and acquisition.

Intelligent Health Pavilion - See how the technologies in the Intelligent Health Pavilion support improved patient outcomes, greater access to care, and a reduction in overall healthcare costs. This exhibition area includes the Intelligent Hospital, the Intelligent Medical Home and the Technology Demo Zone using advanced technologies.

Mobile Health Knowledge Center -  Dedicated to all things mobile health, the Mobile Health Knowledge Center offers educational sessions on patient-generated health data, privacy and security data concerns, accountable care organizations, and more.

University Row – Explore health IT educational opportunities with representatives from community colleges through universities with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.

If software's what you're looking for, Lippincott Solutions is a series of comprehensive, integrated software applications that includes advanced online workflow technology, current evidence-based clinical information, and professional development tools for the practicing nurse.

Save the date for the 2016 HIMSS Conference, which will be held February 29 - March 4, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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