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4 Must-Attend #HIMSS16 Social Media Happenings


As we get closer to the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition (February 29 to March 4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas), organizers are anticipating another record-breaking year for social media conversation around the annual event.

#HIMSS15 was tweeted 88,990 times last year, and the digital chatter on the latest health IT technologies, trends and solutions is shaping up to be just as strong via this year’s #HIMSS16 hashtag.

We’ve rounded up four events that will feature tweets from some of the top influencers at HIMSS. This is your chance to rub elbows with some of the brightest minds at the conference, or join the conversation from anywhere online.

#HealthITChicks Meetup & Tweetup

Join a growing community of women (and men) working in healthcare IT for the monthly #healthITchicks tweet chat. Plus, hear from special guest Sue Schade, CIO at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, during a special Q&A session.

When: Tuesday, March 1, from 10:00am to 10:45am PT
Where: HIMSS Spot

Hashtag: #HealthITChicks

HIMSS16 Trendspotting with the Social Media Ambassadors (SMA)

Earlier this year, HIMSS organizers announced the 2016 Social Media Ambassadors, and the lineup features some of the brightest minds in the healthcare industry. Any opportunity to meet – and tweet – with them is one worthy of putting on your calendar.

When: Wednesday, March 2, from 3:00pm to 3:45pm PT
Where: HIMSS Spot

More info here.

7th Annual New Media Meetup at HIMSS

This annual event gathers together healthcare IT bloggers, tweeters, and other social media influencers during HIMSS. Sponsored by Stericycle Communication Solutions, the meet-up will feature food, drinks, a mechanical bull, a dance floor, giveaways, and great people.

When: Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 8pm (unofficial karaoke after-party starts at 8pm)
Where: Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino – 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Get more info and register.

HL7 Standards #HITsm Panel: Innovation in Health IT

A standout panel of four industry experts will share their insights during the fifth annual #HITsm gathering at HIMSS. The discussion will center on the kinds of technology innovations needed in today’s healthcare industry.

When: Thursday, March 3, from 10:00am to 10:50am PT
Where: HX360 Innovation Pavilion (Level 3 in the Murano and San Polo rooms)

Get more info and the lineup of panelists.

Follow us on Twitter at @Perficient_HC for our coverage of #HIMSS16 and the latest insights from the conference.

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