About two weeks ago, that ‘ole familiar question started to appear with increased frequency. Via email, by phone, thru Twitter and LinkedIn, here it came. There were a few variations on the theme, but for the most part the question is the same as it was last year about this time, and the year before that, and actually, the year before that!
“So what do you think, are you going to HIMSS?
My answer each year (save for the year that I canceled last minute because my 16-yr old daughter had a boyfriend crisis and needed me more than the HIMSS’ Interoperability Showcase did) has been the same, “Absolutely!” And I believe I can safely speak for my fellow bloggers here at Healthcare IT Today when I say that we all are in agreement that attending the HIMSS extravaganza is a worthwhile investment.
Last year I wrote a “Job Seekers Guide to HIMSS10” for Healthcare Informatics magazine. I was planning to rewrite the series, but after rereading the posts I realized that my previous advice still stands. So, rather than reinventing the wheel, I invite you to explore the series, substituting “11” for “10” and “Orlando” for “Atlanta”:
Stay tuned for more pre-HIMSS11 insight from our blogging team here at Healthcare IT Today, as well as “live from the scene” updates – hope to see you there!