The record-breaking trend continues for the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, held in Las Vegas at the Venetian Sands Expo Center from Feb. 20-24. As of Friday morning, Feb. 24, attendance at HIMSS12 reached 37,032 attendees, surpassing the HIMSS11 attendance figure of 31,500 attendees.
Sessions on Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use, ICD-10, mobile health and mHIMSS, business and clinical analytics, and more kept attendees busy during the week. HIMSS12 also included HIT X.0 and Leading from the Future, two conferences within a conference introduced last year. In addition, Virtual HIMSS12 provided health IT professional unable to travel to the conference access to the keynote and other educational sessions.
Keynote presentations at the conference included:
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Renowned Political Strategist and Commentator Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Democratic National Committee
Political Commentator and Former White House Press Secretary
Founder of Blue Zones and World Renowned Explorer
Charlene S. Underwood, MBA, FHIMSS, HIMSS Board Chair and Senior Director of Government and Industry Affairs for Siemens Medical Solutions, welcomes attendees to HIMSS in from Feb. 20-24 in Las Vegas.