From the January/February issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
More than 43,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors are expected in Las Vegas at the Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center from Monday, Feb. 29, to Friday, March 4, for the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS16).
In addition to the event’s new opening keynote time of Feb. 29 (5 - 6:30 p.m.), the closing keynote will be delivered by NFL quarterback Peyton Manning on March 4, at 1 p.m. HIMSS16 will have more than 300 education sessions. The HIMSS16 pre-conference symposia will be held on Feb. 29. The exhibition floor opens at 6 p.m. on Feb. 29. HIMSS16 will have 13 exhibition areas, including:
• 3D Printing Row: Discover how 3-D printing is taking the next great innovative leap forward in health technology, improving quality of life for patients and saving lives.
• Clinical & Business Intelligence Knowledge Center (Booths 14060-14087; Casanova): Learn how clinical and business intelligence can enable interoperability, patient safety and quality outcomes.
• Connected Health Experience (Booths 15000-15209; Marco Polo): Explore the new centralized hub for all connected patient technologies (consumer, mobile, games).
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• Cybersecurity Command Center (Booth 9908; Exhibit Hall G): Prepare your organization to defend against cyber adversaries in this interactive exhibit.
• Disaster Preparedness Knowledge Center (Booth 14001-14024; Casanova): Discover how to prepare to manage external and internal emergencies by ensuring that adequate contingency plans are in place.
• Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion (Booth 10109; Exhibit Hall G): Explore the latest initiatives and products from federal agencies.
• First-Time HIMSS Exhibitors Area (Veronese Meeting Room): Uncover cutting-edge products, services and solutions from first-time conference exhibitors, including 3-D printing companies.
• The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase (Booth 11954; Exhibit Hall G): Experience an ecosystem where all stakeholders can securely, effectively and efficiently contribute, share and analyze data. From home to hospital, birth to death, and PCP to EHR, health IT and interoperability are changing the future of health care.
• HX360 Innovation Pavilion (Booths 1-99; Murano & San Palo; Level 3): Visit leading health tech startup companies, and view firsthand demos of cutting-edge products addressing patient as consumer, chronic care and behavioral health, long-term/post-acute care, and operations.
• Intelligent Health Pavilion (Booth 11655; Exhibit Hall G): Watch live, working demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies, including a smart medical home and an intelligent hospital.
• Population Health Knowledge Center (Booths 14090-14117; Casanova): Discover how to identify and implement the processes, applications, tools, technologies and systems necessary to achieve population health goals in this new knowledge center.
• Revenue Cycle Knowledge Center (Booths 14030-14053; Casanova): Explore new approaches to revenue cycle management from various organizations and vendors in this new knowledge center.
• University Row (Booths 12507-12526; Exhibit Hall G): Discover educational institutions with degree programs in fields related to health informatics.
For more information regarding the conference and for a full description of all the latest updates, please visit the conference Web site at www.himssconference.org.