What You Can Look Forward to at HIMSS15

April 13, 2015 by Alex Collins, IT Services Consultant

Wondering what not to miss at HIMSS this year? We're rounding up the latest and greatest things to help you optimize your experience in 2015.


More than 38,000 healthcare executives, IT professionals, clinicians and vendors will convene in Chicago April 12-16 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition. These innovators and up-and-comers will gain access to more than 300 educational programs, world-class speakers, leading edge technologies, and unbeatable networking opportunities during the five-day conference. Whether you’re brand-new to HIMSS or in your 10th year of attendance, here’s what you need to know to help you get the most out of this year's conference - and remember to visit All Covered and our parent company Konica Minolta at booth at 3977!

What’s New On the Floor?

HIMSS is committed to gathering the most exciting and emerging health IT technologies, trends and solutions. Perhaps there’s no facet of HIMSS that exemplifies this mission more than the show floor, where All Covered will join other players in displaying cutting-edge IT services and products. Here's an overview of two highly anticipated additions to the HIMSS show floor in 2015:

  • The Cyber Security Command Center
    Because cyber threats remain a rising concern in the IT industry, it's more important now than ever for healthcare organizations to prioritize cyber security. HIMSS15 puts the issue center stage with an interactive new center designed for IT and healthcare professionals. Participants like All Covered will help attendees understand the dynamic challenges and potential solutions pertaining to everything from IT security and server backups to risk assessment and risk management.

  • The Health IT Value Suite
    Where better to learn than directly from some of the healthcare industry's most inspiring success stories? The proven value of health IT will be on full display at HIMSS15. All Covered will be among participants helping organizations not only see how others are thriving within the changing the health IT landscape, but also to learn from their successes, better understand the five HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS, and apply them to their own organizational strategies.

More Networking Opportunities Than Ever

If you’ve previously attended HIMSS, you're probably familiar with the Communities Open House. The concept gets a Chicago-style reboot this year in the form of the HIMSS Block Party which will bring together the diverse “neighborhoods” and “communities” of HIMSS in one central space following Wednesday’s keynote session.

Want to visit with peers from your own local community or meet up with fellow committee members? The brand-new HIMSS Block Party offers the perfect opportunity to do so while enjoying the iconic foods and beverages for which the Windy City is known.

There’s An App For That

With so much to see, do and learn, you may be wondering how you’ll fit it all in? To enhance your HIMSS experience, make sure to download the HIMSS15 Mobile App. This useful tool offers everything from an activity feed and list of conference services to maps and an attendee directory designed to streamline and simplify your agenda. Think of it as a different kind of IT support!

Organizations looking for actionable insights into the future of healthcare IT will find all that and more at HIMSS15. This handy primer can help you plan ahead in order to make the most of this jam-packed five-day event. Can’t squeeze in everything you want to see or make it to Chicago for HIMSS15? Be sure to look into Education Session Recordings and Online Streaming options.

The All Covered Difference
All Covered is here to work with you to set up, configure and monitor your IT infrastructure to help you protect your data from cyber security threats and meet HIPAA regulations. Contact us today at (866)446-1133 to schedule a consultation and visit our website for more information on our IT Solutions for Healthcare.