HIMSS11 Conference: We're Your Connection to HealthIT

February 15, 2011

If you are looking for new and emerging health IT solutions for your practice, HIMSS11 is a great place to start and Physicians Practice is providing comprehensive coverage of the event.

If you are looking for new and emerging health IT solutions for your practice, HIMSS11 is a great place to start and Physicians Practice is providing comprehensive coverage of the event.

Taking place Feb. 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., HIMSS11 features a wide range of educational sessions and workshops for physicians to learn about the latest technologies to assist their practices, from meeting EHR meaningful use requirements to learning if a patient portal is right for your office.

Session Recaps

Check out the Physicians Practice Conference Insider for complete, in-depth, on-location coverage of HIMSS11. Those attending the event will find the Conference Insider a valuable extension of their own conference, while those who can’t make it can use the Insider as a way to stay informed about the issues being discussed by health IT leaders. You can check in each day to get news and information directly from the conference.

Our coverage will include many of the conference's keynote events and educational workshops, one-on-one interviews with key experts in the field of health IT, and as videos directly from the conference.

Among the sessions we will cover are:

• John Bender, a physician with Miramont Family Medicine in Ft. Collins, Colo., discussing his practice's use of an EHR, which garnered it a Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS as a national leader in health IT.

• The use of smart phones in the growing mobile health field, featuring experts discussing the technology's current use and future expansion.

• A pair of presentations on how practices met thefederal government's "meaningful use" criteria for incentive payments through use of EHRs.

• Keynote speeches by leading healthcare experts including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin.

Multimedia

Physicians Practice is also offering a sneak peek at three sessions via podcast, featuring interviews with session presenters on emerging health IT initiatives.

Download them for the flight or drive down or listen to the podcasts prior to attending the sessions for more information on what's available at HIMSS11. Among the podcasts available area look at the impact of personal health records (PHRs) on a patient's care and how technology can play a pivotal role in the success of medical homes.

We will also be conducting video interviews on hot health IT topics directly from Orlando.

Social Media

Throughout the event, follow the latest information on Twitter by using the hashtag #HIMSS11. Our staff will be sharing their experiences and providing links to conference recaps, as well as joining other attendees in sharing information through social media. Follow us on Twitter to get all the latest from HIMSS11 and daily updates from our Web site.

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And for those of you on the Physicians Practice group on LinkedIn, you too can provide direct feedback and start a discussion on the latest technologies discussed in Orlando right from your computer.

For all the latest information directly from this year's HIMSS11 conference, be sure to visit: http://www.physicianspractice.com/conference-insider/himss2011.