HIMSS12 Conference: Access to Health IT Tips, Advice a Click Away

February 17, 2012

Whether you’re attending HIMSS12 in Las Vegas or want to access the same health IT knowledge from your home or office, Physicians Practice has you covered.

Finding the latest and greatest health IT solutions for your practice in one place is no easy task. Luckily, HIMSS12 will again convene the nation’s top experts and hundreds of hardware and software solutions and Physicians Practice will bring you straight to the action.

From Feb. 20-24, the center of the health IT universe will be Las Vegas as the 2012 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition takes over the Venetian Sands Expo Center. This year’s event features a wide range of educational sessions and workshops for physicians to learn about new and emerging technologies affecting their practices, from the next stages of the government’s “meaningful use” initiative to mobile technology.

Session Recaps
Physicians Practice’s Conference Insider will provide complete, in-depth coverage of HIMSS12 directly from Las Vegas. If you are attending this year’s event, our coverage will complement your visit, and if you can’t make it to “Sin City,” let us provide you with expert advice and information from health IT leaders. Each day, our website will have new 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 videos directly from the conference.

Among the sessions we will cover are:

• Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s keynote speech on how social media can influence the changing healthcare landscape.

• The role of health IT integration in hospital-physician alignment

• Getting practices and physicians on-board with mobile health applications

• Updates on Stage 2 requirements of CMS' meaningful use regulations

Multimedia
Physicians Practice is also offering a sneak peek at two HIMSS12 sessions via podcast and video, featuring interviews with session presenters on emerging health IT initiatives.

Download them for the flight or drive to Las Vegas or listen to them prior to attending the sessions for more information on what's available at HIMSS12. Among the resources available are a video interview done via Skype featuring a look at data on EHR user satisfaction from the American Academy of Family Physicians and a podcast on balancing access and patient privacy with electronic records.

Also check into our Conference Insider for video interviews with health IT experts on a number of issues impacting your practice.

Social Media
Throughout the event, follow the latest information on Twitter by using the hashtag #HIMSS12. 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 HIMSS12 and daily updates from our website.

If you are one of our Facebook fans, you can weigh in on our conference coverage, sharing your thoughts on your own health IT interests and your conference experience as well. Fan us today to tell us what you "Like."

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 HIMSS12 conference, be sure to visit our Conference Insider page.