If you’re in the healthcare IT world, then you’ve no doubt heard all about HIMSS. It’s next week and thanks to the PR people who keep emailing me it’s constantly on my mind (Note to PR People: My HIMSS schedule is now full. Sorry!)
Modern Healthcare put out some numbers on HIMSS 2012 that I thought were really interesting:
-Estimated 35,000-37,000 estimated attendance
-Provider registration is up 16-17%
-Vendor registration is up 18-19%
-Vendor space was sold out 3 weeks ago
-275 companies are exhibiting for the first time
I also love that Steve Lieber says that they’re at more hotel rooms booked than they’ve ever done before. Although, since it’s in the lovely Las Vegas there are still plenty of hotel rooms for people. This quote is the reason why HIMSS should be in Las Vegas every year: “It actually makes it a whole lot easier. We’re dealing with 12 to 15 hotels rather than the 70 or 80 needed to house conventioneers at any other city.”
Be sure to sign up for the New Media Meetup at HIMSS 2012 sponsored by simplifyMD. We only have a couple spots left and then we’re going to turn on a waiting list.
Lots of other excitement at HIMSS. I’ll be doing a Meet the Bloggers session on Wednesday and be part of the Genius Bar at the social media center each day. I look forward to seeing everyone else there.
Also, if you’re looking for some evening networking events at HIMSS, Jennifer Dennard has posted a bunch of them up on HITR.