Another HIMSS Conference has come and gone, complete with thousands of attendees, hundreds of sessions, a trade floor that measured in acres, and headliner keynotes. There is something for everyone at HIMSS and each attendee will have gotten something different out of attending. For me it was a chance to connect with colleagues, make some new acquaintances, meet some people in person that I had only worked with virtually, attend some sessions, and speak with vendors.
My focus for the conference was Privacy and Security. For anyone in this field, there is always a lot to take in at the HIMSS conference. Several sessions were offered that focused on Privacy and Security and there are countless vendors touting “secure this,” “secure that,” and “HIPAA Compliant everything.”