What: HIMSS 13: Healthcare IT Conference, March 3th-March 7th
Where: Morial Convention Center, in Downtown New Orleans
more information at http://www.himss.org
A virtual army of IT professionals, device companies, software companies, IT consultants, CEOs, CIOs, marketing and sales professionals are about to make their way to New Orleans for next week's HIMSS conference. HIMSS, an non-profit association dedicated to health of healthcare IT, is holding its thirteenth annual conference--a get together that looks like it will fill much of the sprawling Morial convention center complex.
With thousands of attendees and those who want to sell to them, HIMSS is a powerful example of how Information Technology is transforming health care and how all of the biggest players in cloud computing, telephony, wireless, and more are all planning to make sure that they have a presence at this gathering of IT decision makers in New Orleans.
Some companies exhibiting are:
SEAL SHIELD--which has a waterproofing technology (patent pending) and which manufactures of dishwasher safe, antimicrobial keyboards, mice, and TV remote controls.
SAMSUNG--makers of the Galaxy 3 who are now designing custom business systems for this and other products.
MICROSOFT--they will have a whole demonstration environment at the show. The fact that MICROSOFT is reaching out the business internet examiner to get us to review their demonstration environment is telling about how important this segment, and the coverage of innovations really is going to be in driving health care decisions. That said, Microsoft may have a tough hill to climb, as enterprise developers are building new, innovative platforms, something that we plan to examine this week as well.
These companies all see one big thing. With the IT shift in health care being driven by government reforms, cloud computing, and rapid application development; there is a huge opportunity in this vertical because the transformation from paper to digital records as well as the need for privacy, security, efficiency, and cost containment are driving a great story.
New Orleans has several start-ups which are engaged in technologies and development platforms that may be fundamental to healthcare technology change. One notable such start-up is Maxwell Worthington LLC (www.expandingcommunication.com) which makes rock solid, secure, scalable, and affordable email servers, secure chat and video servers and collaboration tools for enterprise. Maxwell Worthington is a great example of how start-ups in these areas of expertise are now building competing business platforms with big companies such as Microsoft, makers of Exchange.
So look for the business internet examiner to spend some time at HIMSS 13. For those companies who have reached out the to examiner this week before the event, we will try very very hard to get to your table. If not, you know how to reach us.