The #HIMSS15 conference is just around the corner (April 12 to 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago), and this year’s event will once again showcase the newest technologies, trends and solutions in health IT.
Each day will bring forth tons of great insights from healthcare industry influencers. We’ve rounded up six not-to-be-missed opportunities to network and connect, whether in person at the conference or online anywhere else.
Converting Unknown Consumers into Patients Using Social Media
Join Perficient for a roundtable discussion that will bring industry thought leaders together to discuss how healthcare organizations can leverage social media to attract unknown consumers, and improve patient and clinician interaction and overall communication within the clinical setting. Melody Smith Jones (@melsmithjones), Manager of Connected Health at Perficient, will facilitate the discussion. Head to Perficient’s Healthcare Industry Trends blog here for the nine topics.
When: Monday, April 13, from 11:30am to 12:30pm CST
Where: Room S403
Official Hashtag: #hcsmIRL
Join the HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassadors and members of the healthcare community as they collectively celebrate and tell the story behind why health technology matters – to them, to healthcare and to our wellness as a society. Bring your personal stories and creativity as participants aim to illustrate the impact technology can have on the evolving healthcare system.
When: Tuesday, April 13, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm CT
Where: Located at the Theater in HIMSS Spot
Session ID: HS37
Official Hashtag: #IHeartHIT
#HITChicks Community Meetup
Join the #HITchicks community of women in health IT for an hour of networking and tweeting organized by HIMSS. Follow the #HITchicks hashtag and the LinkedIn Group for details on guest speakers, topics, and giveaways.
When: April 14, from 10am – 11am CT
Session ID: HS38
Location: HIMSS Spot Coffee Bar
Official Hashtag: #HITchicks
#HITsm at HIMSS15: Your Turn with the Health IT Experts
For the fourth consecutive year, HL7 Standards be hosting a #HITsm meetup at HIMSS. “This year’s event is certain to break attendance records as we have invited some of health IT’s brightest minds to field questions from the Twittersphere and from the live audience,” organizers say.
When: Tuesday, April 14, from 11:30am – 12:15pm CT
Where: Room S403A
Official Hashtag: #HITsm
HIMSS Social Media and Influence Meetup
How do social media and influencers impact the healthcare IT landscape? Come discuss with other social media influencers how social media can be used to tell your story and influence audiences around your ideas, content, products or services. Learn how social media can be used to improve your business and how influential content can improve healthcare and share your story. Find out how to go beyond casually participating in social media to actually interacting in a meaningful way with your stakeholders.
When: Tuesday, April 14, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT
Where: the Theater at HIMSS Spot
Session ID: HS39
Official Hashtag: #HITMC
6th Annual New Media Meetup at HIMSS 2015 Sponsored by Stericycle
This event is billed as the premiere gathering of healthcare IT bloggers, tweeters, and other social media influencers at HIMSS.
The message from organizers: “We’ve secured a great venue for the event that’s a perfect match for Chicago and social media. We know that many of you will be looking to satisfy your need for deep dish pizza while in Chicago and so we’re happy to solve that problem for you. Plus, along with some great food and drinks, we know you’ll love connecting and taking selfies with all the healthcare IT social media rockstars that will be in attendance.”
When: Tuesday, April 14, from 6pm – 8pm CT
Where: Gino’s East – 162 E Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611
MORE CHANCES TO CONNECT
Outside of these events, be sure to connect with the Social Media Ambassadors to HIMSS (#SoME) to stay well-informed on health IT standards and policy, behavioral health, healthcare analytics and much more. Get the full list of influencers and their Twitter accounts here via Health Content Advisors.
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