HIMSS12 Breaks Previous Attendance Records

Posted: 2/24/2012

LAS VEGAS (February 24, 2012) — 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.   

HIMSS12 attendees fill the hallways on their way to the more than 300 education sessions and to the exhibit hall with 1,123 exhibiting companies at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

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:

Biz Stone
Co-founder, Twitter
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Terry Moran
Donna Brazile
Renowned Political Strategist and Commentator Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Democratic National Committee
Dana Perino
Political Commentator and Former White House Press Secretary
Dan Buettner
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.

For more information about HIMSS12, visit www.himssconference.org