HIMSS20, at which President Donald Trump was going to speak, was canceled last year in March 2020. It happened one weekend before it was set to begin due to concerns about COVID-19. Anyone who registered for the canceled HIMSS20 conference was granted access to HIMSS20 Digital and automatically registered for HIMSS21 in Las Vegas.
HIMSS began with a 25% remedy for exhibitors, redirecting 15% of their fees into HIMSS21 and 10% toward HIMSS22. Startups and universities were given 100% credit with 50% toward each future conference. HIMSS22 returning to the usual schedule will take place on March 14-18, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.
HIMSS matters, and it’s still a big deal. Now, there are less than 2 weeks out to HIMSS21, the healthcare IT world’s industry-dominant conference.
In-person conferences are making a comeback. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) 2021 Conference, scheduled for August 9-13 in Las Vegas, will be one of the first to take a step back to normalcy. Last year was tough for HIMSS as the lockdown started to hit just before this highly anticipated annual event took place. This year is better for HIMSS, but it’s still far from perfect because it may be too early to make the “return to normal” for most of us.
Regardless, there will still be great content and discussions, both in-person and virtual. The fact that vaccinations and masks are mandatory for all attendees, exhibitors, and HIMSS staff, is encouraging. No exceptions when it comes to health and safety. On-site COVID-19 testing will be available as well.
According to HIMSS, more than 18,000 people have registered for the digital and in-person experience. HIMSS19 had 43,000 registrants and 1,400 vendor booths.
Nevada, which has vaccinated less than half of its residents, brought back a mask mandate for most counties due to the Delta variant of Covid-19. Even people who are vaccinated will be required to wear a mask in both indoor and outdoor settings. Despite the spread of the Delta variant and the White House report that ranks Las Vegas the most dangerous of all metropolitan areas, it doesn’t look like HIMSS will be canceled this year. The show is likely to go on, with a larger audience even.
This year’s conference programming and keynote speakers will engage attendees on 17 topics across a range of categories, including Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Telehealth, Connected Health, Virtual Health, Precision Medicine and Health, Healthcare Applications and Technologies, Population Health, Public Health, SDOH and many more.
In addition to the full week of scheduled digital programming, HIMSS21 Digital includes ongoing access to digital on-demand sessions addressing cutting-edge topics impacting the health IT ecosystem. Starting Monday, August 9 through Friday, September 24, these on-demand sessions are available to view anytime!
You can view the full HIMSS21 schedule and program.
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