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Alan Cranford

Director, Client Services

Alan Cranford is a client services director within Perficient's national healthcare practice. Alan has more than 30 years of technology and healthcare industry experience, including former stints as CIO at two different hospital management companies. He has a broad background in software development, consulting and senior healthcare IT management.

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Reflections on another year at HIMSS

As HIMSS 2013 has come to a close, I’ve had a chance to look back at the experience of the last few days. I’ve been going to HIMSS for over 15 years.  I can’t remember one where I didn’t learn things, meet new people and get excited about the innovations in health IT.  However this […]

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Continued high activity at HIMSS

While many people likely left after Monday it hasn’t been obvious from the crowds on the exhibit floor and hallways.  The only major difference I noticed was that there were fewer people in the education session I attended.  However, one I attended was first thing in the morning and there have been vendor receptions each […]

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First day of HIMSS review: Analytics, Crowds, and Catching Up

Yesterday was the first day of HIMSS and, as usual, it was extremely busy. In my experience, Monday is the busiest day since you have people who attended CHIME or came in early for pre-conference sessions that wanted a day on the HIMSS exhibit floor to meet with vendors and look at the new products. […]

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Developing a game plan for HIMSS

The HIMSS conference can be a little intimidating, especially for first time attendees.  Last year there were around 35,000 attendees and 1100 companies on the exhibit floor.  If history is any guide, this year there will be even more.  When you add in hundreds of education sessions, pre-conference workshops, keynote speeches and social events it […]

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The HIMSS Conference Past and Present: What I’ve Learned So Far

It is once again time for the annual HIMSS conference.  I’ve been going to the HIMSS conference for over 15 years.  For many years I went in a healthcare IT management role and more recently I’ve been going as a consultant.  This is my first year attending as part of the Perficient team and I’m […]

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