HIMSS 2018: How to Plan Your Trip


HIMSS 2018: How to Plan Your Trip

Educational sessions, exhibit hall, vendor meetings, and…fun giveaways! We created a brief guide to help you have fun and maximize your time in Las

Vegas at HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).


  • Educational Sessions & Keynotes

While education is the cornerstone of the HIMSS conference, it is easy to get caught up in all the flash of the exhibit hall. Before going, review the  educational session listing and prioritize the sessions you must attend. This way you can plan time to spend in the exhibit hall while still getting in the educational sessions for which you came!

>>> We are particularly interested in attending use case sessions surrounding telemedicine, ACOs, and quality initiatives, so we can leverage the findings and best practices with our own implementation teams and clients.

>>For physicians, we think sessions surrounding how your IT vendor plays a role in your quality reporting and general physician support would be beneficial.  Check out this session: How IT Leaders Can Reduce Reporting Burden, Boost Incentives.


  • Exhibit Hall & Vendors

With so many vendors, you would be hard pressed to cover every inch of the exhibit hall. It is a feat worth trying though! With limited time, many attendees may wander or gravitate to vendors they already know. While it can be a good time to interface with a current vendor, it is also a valuable to time to engage with new vendors. Is there a vendor with whom your organization could partner? Is there a vendor that could help drive profit for your health organization? Aside from the giveaways, games, and prizes, there is a lot of value waiting to be uncovered in the exhibit hall. Browse the online directory as you wait for your flight. A new business partner could be your organization’s best take away from HIMSS 2018.

>> This is true for vendors too! We are excited to see current and prospective clients face-to-face as well as our business partners. We are bringing our putting green to HIMSS; stop by our booth to try your hand at a hole-in-one! Daily prizes! Booth #3261 Georgia HIMSS Pavilion


  • Speakers, Announcements & Product Launches

Many vendors find HIMSS to be a great event to launch a product, make noteworthy announcements, and share industry insights. Follow the hashtag #HIMSS18, so you do not miss out.

>> Wednesday morning, Azalea Health CEO, Baha Zeidan, will speak on how hospital and vendor consolidation is going to affect the healthcare industry in 2018. You do not want to miss it!


  • Sponsored Events

Vendors and organizations host receptions and other sponsored events. Be sure to follow your vendors on social media or stop by their booth early in the

show to see what events you may want to attend. You can follow Azalea Health on Facebook, LinkedIN, and Twitter (@AzaleaHealth) for updates!

>> Azalea Health, as part of the Georgia HIMSS chapter, will be hosting a reception Wednesday evening in our booth, #3261, from 4:30PM – 6:00PM. Please join us!


  • Make the Most of Your Downtime

Planning will help maximize your time at HIMSS and keep from feeling overwhelmed. It is always fun to deviate from the plan and walk the exhibit hall looking for the best swag and prizes. Hey, it is there for the taking! So, why not?

>>Stop by the Azalea Health booth for your chance at a hole-in-one prize challenge!


See you in Vegas!


About Azalea Health @ #HIMSS18

Azalea Health returns to the annual HIMSS Conference for the third consecutive year. Located at booth 3261, representatives will be available to discuss our line of services that is built to support community health organizations, hospitals, practices, and critical access hospitals. With an eye on the future, Azalea has released the first of its kind, cloud-based, integrated inpatient, ambulatory, and telehealth platform built for community hospitals and practices.