#HIMSS18 brought together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology.
After arriving on site, I witnessed thousands of healthcare professionals approaching the convention center and slowly trickling into the vendor hall. The convention hall featured 1,300+ companies and booths with professional displays of lights and visuals, taking days to construct on location.
Good UX Means Good Business
In a world where technology is rapidly advancing and user expectations are rising, it’s no longer enough to have an average user experience; to delight your users and surpass your competition you must strive for the exceptional.
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The vendors were prepared to expand your thinking about the current topics impacting healthcare and health IT today – and share innovative approaches to addressing complex healthcare challenges.
I spent most of my time on the exhibitor floor but was able to sneak away to sit in on a few of the educational sessions to learn more about how digital and data are impacting healthcare.
The Major Trend
The major trends for #HIMSS this year were digital, data and the patient experience. I participated in many conversations on how to streamline efficiency while maintaining simplicity and user functionality and there was a heavy focus on data – specifically access and security. Generating a 360-degree view of patients requires organizations to undergo a digital transformation, a modernization of every aspect of their organization. A superior patient experience requires both front end and back end systems working together to deliver a seamless experience.
Whether you have a passion for education, love a good sales pitch, or desire a need for continuous networking opportunities; HIMSS can provide you with whatever you seek. Attending #HIMSS18 was a great experience and the showmanship was parallel with a Las Vegas production.
Be sure to take the time in the future to attend a HIMSS conference so you too can be where the world connects for health.