Numbers for HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas

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.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.


  • I think after you and I were on the Meet the Bloggers panel together they realized we couldn’t be on a panel together because there would be too many fireworks. Although, if I were planning it, I’d plan for as many fireworks as possible. Maybe that’s why I don’t plan it…hmmm.

    I saw that you were going to be a judge for HIStalkapalooza. I literally choked when I read it and thought, “Matthew is the style judge?” Your style is well above me, but that still isn’t saying much.

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