Top ‘Things’ HIMSS Conference Attendees Expect to Obtain with Sources and Tips for Getting Them

On last Friday’s #HITsm tweet chat, over 100 participants shared hundreds of ideas, tip and thoughts  for “Maximizing  your #HIMSS17 Experience – Whether AttendingPhysically or Virtually.”  In a previous post, I shared the Stand Out Topics, Technologies, Presentations & Exhibitors chat participants expect to find at the HIMSS conference.

In this second post I’ll share tweets from two topics:


Topic #2: What are the 2 or 3 top things you hope to leave #HIMSS17 with and how will you use them to create value after the event?
@thedocsmitty
I won’t be there so I’m hopefully you leave with lots of great tweets on your accounts  
@davisjamie77
Also excited about some new perspective into use of #HIT for #Medicaid populations. Foresee lots of potential in this area!
@wareflo
What I look for at #HIMSS17 & take away with me, is hope & optimism that workflow-oblivious HIT has finally turned workflow corner 
@rasushrestha
It’s going to be critical to 1. Question the status quo 2. Be ready to call bulls**t (hype) 3. be willing to UN-learn

Care Coordination and Patient Experience
@sarahbennight
I’d like learn more about care coordination, and some advanced ways tech is paving the way for value based care  
@sarahbennight
Re: Value: I will use that info to help my family with coordinating multiple care concerns for a cohesive health journey  
@jsabbah
#HIMSS17 goals: Ways to better doctor-patient relationship & partner w/ my providers for my care. Time to empower the patients!  
@gnayyar
Want 2C proven solutions from consumer applied to #healthtech. Enable Dr. Mom, already! It’s what she expects & needs.   
@gratefull080504
Determine the state of #patientengagement is it moving forward, stable or regressing  

Meeting People & Taking Pictures to Prove It!
@juliewmaas
#HIMSS17 wish list: newest #HITsm crew photo (it grows every year!) 
@techguy
#HIMSS17 is all about relationships to me. I hope to leave with dozens of new relationships and dozens of deeper ones.  
@davisjamie77
Lots of great new contacts – the best part of #HIMSS17 is meeting new people (and growing your #HIT heroes list!)
@juliewmaas
#HIMSS17 wish list: selfie with @techguy (aspirational)
@shimcode
Information & contacts from a short list of companies w/ products & services related to my areas of interest. 
@michaelgaspar
I would call #HIMSS17 a win if I get a hug from @boltyboy. 🙂
@serrahl
New partnerships and friendships with people like me who are crazy in love with #helpingpeople, #healthcare, & #HIT!!  
@glhc_hie
I look forward to discovering new ways to bring clarity to communicating the value if #HIT & #HIE for the #TripleAim   
@shimcode
A short list of firms that I (or my clients) might be able to emulate in some way and/or possibly establish a relationship with.  
@shimcode
Insight into firms I consider to be competitors of clients I’m doing projects for and for my own professional curiosity.  
Blockchain Again!
@drstclaire
Will #Blockchain defy Gartner’s hype cycle. Why? help to understand the applications and impact (disintermediation
@juliewmaas
#HIMSS17 wish list: nail for #Blockchain hammer  
@resultant
(1) Stories from CIOs/other HC exec about what’s really happening (beyond hype) <— use to shape @intrepidHealthC convo for 2017

Topic #3: What are your favorite sources & tips for getting the most out of your physical or virtual attendance at the #HIMSS17 Conference? 

@juliewmaas
Favorite source for getting most out of #HIMSS17 – Twitter, of course, plus on the floor of interop showcase!  
@shimcode
Tip: Check out smaller firms and first time #HIMSS17 exhibitors w/ tables/booths around periphery – off the beaten path.  
@shimcode
Plus, they are usually located close to the bathrooms, exits, and food setups!   
@davisjamie77
YES! This is my favorite area to start in the exhibit hall! Always amazed that there aren’t more people exploring there! 
@shimcode
#HIMSS17 Tip I follow: Plan 75% of my schedule & stick with it to the best of my ability. 25% wandering for serendipity.  
@gratefull080504
I will be using #periscope for my session at #himss17 
@cascadia
#HIMSS17 is like a Doc visit – real growth takes place after when you apply knowledge – use mobile app to connect  
@advizehealth
Advize will be making a few vlogs on #HIMSS17 happenings, and posting them on various social media channels.  
Meeting People…
@healthcora
Never stop meeting people. Waiting in line for lunch? Chat. Don’t just observe exhibitors – engage! Make friends before sessions  
@boltyboy
Don’t worry. It’s official that this  tweetchat group will make health care great again at #himms17 
@gratefull080504
I do not have any tips I am interested in all things that are authentically #patientengagement especially for #kidneydisease  
@cascadia
Over 40,000 people at #himss17 enjoy your selfies but meet new people outside of our Twibe – talk to #HX360 innovators  
…Like These People
@davisjamie77
Can’t go wrong by keeping up w/ @healthcarescene, @ehrandhit & socmed pros like @techguy @MandiBPro @ShimCode @EMRAnswers  
@advizehealth
@HealthcareScene always provides a wealth of information! @HealthITNews and @MandiBPro are always beneficial follows.  
@glhc_hie
I thought @MMaxwellStroud’s Blog piece was spot on!
Old Standby Tips
@drstclaire
Comfy shoes. Remember to network; pick a theme to help you choose from all the sessions. Sources for fun tips! – @gnayyar 
@sarahbennight
TIP- bring a portable phone charger….or several phones 🙂  
@jsabbah
Some other general tips: Make sure to pack spare battery power and comfy shoes are a MUST. Extension cord & MiFi are a huge plus.  
Virtual Attendees
@jeremycoleman
I’ll be in the booth virtually the entire time so I’m just hoping for good conversations.  
@michaelgaspar
For both physical and virtual attendance connecting on segmented conversations helps manage noise  
@sarahbennight
#2 Follow your HIMSS SMA’s for the latest. And me….because I’m practically as cool as they are #HIMSS17
@matt_r_fisher
If remote, can also add benefit by linking to materials that bolster the convo. Allows meaningful contribution. 
@shimcode
Accounts that don’t flood my #HIMSS17 stream w/ tweets full of vendor-speak and “me-too’ information are favs.  
Some Reference Info
@hitconfguy
No need to re-invent the wheel. What made sense in previous conferences makes sense now. See here.  
@healthcora
Don’t forget about the #HIMSS17 Hashtag Guide   
@jsabbah
The #HIMSS17 Survival Guide is a great resource. Also, download the app & grab a pocket guide.  
@jsabbah
The @HealthITNews team is churning out great content. Keep up w/ all things #HIMSS17 by bookmarking this page

For more ideas, tips and thoughts about maximizing the value of the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, check back here over the next few days and consider following me and @ShimCode and @HITConfGuy on Twitter.

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