HIMSS12 Breaks Previous Attendance Records – #HIMSS12

The record-breaking trend continues for the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, held in Las Vegas at the Venetian Sands Expo Center from Feb. 20-24.  As of Friday morning, Feb. 24, attendance at HIMSS12 reached 37,032 attendees, surpassing the HIMSS11 attendance figure of 31,500 attendees.

HIMSS12 attendees fill the hallways on their way to the more than 300 education sessions and to the exhibit hall with 1,123 exhibiting companies at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Sessions on Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use, ICD-10, mobile health and mHIMSS, business and clinical analytics, and more kept attendees busy during the week. HIMSS12 also included HIT X.0 and Leading from the Future, two conferences within a conference introduced last year. In addition, Virtual HIMSS12 provided health IT professionals unable to travel to the conference access to the keynote and other educational sessions.

Keynote presentations at the conference included:

Biz Stone
Co-founder, Twitter

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Terry Moran

Donna Brazile
Renowned Political Strategist and Commentator Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Democratic National Committee

Dana Perino
Political Commentator and Former White House Press Secretary

Dan Buettner
Founder of Blue Zones and World Renowned Explorer

Charlene S. Underwood, MBA, FHIMSS, HIMSS Board Chair and Senior Director of Government and Industry Affairs for Siemens Medical Solutions, welcomes attendees to HIMSS in from Feb. 20-24 in Las Vegas.

For more information about HIMSS12, visit www.himssconference.org.


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 51 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 44,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 170 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.