HIMSS Goes to Las Vegas in 2012

CHICAGO (Nov. 12, 2009) - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will hold its 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS12) in Las Vegas from Feb. 20 - 24, 2012 at the Sands Expo Convention Center.  

Ranked as one of the largest health information technology conferences in the United States, the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition provides attendees with educational offerings and an interactive exhibit floor to prepare them for current industry challenges. The more than 300 education sessions cover topics that include economic stimulus, globalization, and regulatory compliance.  In addition, sessions and exhibits focus on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act including meaningful use, quality, certification, interoperability plus effective techniques for negotiating health IT contracts.  Each year, the Conference attracts physicians, nurses, pharmacists, software developers and other health IT professionals from around the globe who are interested in these topics and making the transition from paper to digital medical records. 

The current economic environment was top-of-mind when HIMSS conducted a thorough examination of potential sites to host the anticipated attendance and needed exhibit space in 2012. HIMSS President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, and other staff toured locations and spoke with city and convention officials in both Chicago and Las Vegas, the contenders for the 2012 meeting. 

"The selection of Las Vegas for HIMSS12 gives the Society the necessary components to host a successful conference," said Lieber. "We made the selection based on specific input from our members and exhibitors and our lengthy discussions with both cities. Las Vegas demonstrated and committed to the unified cooperation of the Sands Expo Convention Center, the hotels and the city so that HIMSS can provide our members and attendees with a productive and economical experience." 

HIMSS10 is scheduled for Atlanta, Ga., March 1-4, 2010. Information is available on the Conference Web site.

About HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a comprehensive healthcare-stakeholder membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States, HIMSS represents more than 23,000 individual members, of which 73% work in patient care delivery settings. HIMSS also includes over 380 corporate members and nearly 30 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its educational, professional development, and advocacy initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.  Visit www.himss.org for more information. 

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