Some tips to make your presence at the show successful, as well as a preview of some of the media and influencers who will be sharing their insights on healthcare IT.

Being Social at #HIMSS16: Everything you need to know
BOCA will soon we will be headed to #HIMSS16 to support our clients’ speaking engagements and meetings with reporters, analysts and investors. While in Las Vegas, we’re excited to participate in conversations that are happening on social media.

Following are some tips to make your presence at the show successful, as well as a preview of some of the media and influencers who will be sharing their insights on healthcare IT.


Some of the top media and influencers we’re following include:


  • Bloomberg, Alex Ruoff: @alexruoff
  • Frost & Sullivan, Nadim Daher: @Frost_Sullivan
  • FierceHealthIT, Dan Bowman: @Dan_Bowman
  • Health Data Management, Fred Bazzoli: @fbazzoli
  • Health Innovation Media, Gregg Masters: @2healthguru
  • Health IT News, Tom Sullivan: @SullyHIT
  • Health IT Outcomes, John Oncea: @buck25
  • Healthcare Dive, Jeff Byers: @jeffpbyers
  • Healthcare Informatics, Rajiv Leventhal: @RajivLeventhal
  • Healthcare Tech Talk, Kelley Hill: @Healthtechtalk
  • HealthITSecurity.com, Elizabeth Snell: @securityHIT
  • Healthleaders Media, Scott Mace: @scottmace
  • JAMA, Edward Livingston: @EHLJAMA
  • Mayo Clinic, AJ Montpetit: @mayoinnovation
  • POLITICO, David Pittman: @David_Pittman
  • TechTarget, Shaun Sutner: @ssutner
  • Athena Health, Jonathan Bush: @Jonathan_Bush
  • CMS Acting Director, Andy Slavitt: @ASlavitt
  • Secretary of Health & Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell: @SecBurwell
  • Wharton School of Business and author of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On”, Jonah Berger, MD: @j1berger
  • National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant
  • Secretary for Health, HHS, Karen DeSalvo: @KBDeSalvo


Additionally, HIMSS social media ambassadors will be tweeting news at the event. Following these 20 health IT professionals is a great way to prepare for the event and make sure you stay in the know while browsing the venue. Follow this curated list for easy access to all of the ambassadors: https://twitter.com/HIMSS/lists/himss16-sm-ambassadors


In advance of the show, we’ve already seen a number of helpful guides – a few we’re reading:



If you haven’t already seen the list of HIMSS hashtags published by HealthcareITNews, be prepared -– there are 15 in all. While the number of hashtags may be a bit much, they are likely to start trending during even before the meeting.


Official HIMSS Hashtags:
  • #RethinkRCM is the hashtag to use for revenue cycle management at HIMSS16.
  • #WomenInHIT supports and empowers fellow women in IT.
  • #PutData2Work is the official hashtag to follow trends and innovations for improved outcomes and efficiencies unveiled at HIMSS16.
  • #Nurses4HIT is the HIMSS16 hashtag to keep up-to-date on care transformations making an impact on nursing.
  • #IHeartHIT isn’t just a declaration. Use this hashtag at HIMSS16 to share personal stories how HIT has affected you.
  • #HX360 is designated for topics fostering advances to new models of care.
  • #HITworks  helps you quantify the value of your HIT at HIMSS16.
  • #HITventure is the official hashtag to learn how collaboration in HIT can contribute to tech-enabled solutions.
  • #HITsecurity is the hashtag to follow to learn how the industry is proposing to solve cybersecurity problems in HIT.
  • #GenY4HIT follows the discussion at HIMSS16 on the new generation’s impact on HIT.
  • #Engage4Health highlights the role empowered consumers play in their healthcare.
  • #EmpowerHIT lets you follow how the push for interoperability is shaping up, according to the 40,000-plus attendees at HIMSS16.
  • #DrHIT hashtag highlights the issues that result when integrating clinicians and technology.
  • #Connect2Health helps you discover the role of healthcare IT thanks to mobile technology.
  • #Aim2Innovate explores the ways innovation and HIT are being pushed to improve outcomes.


If you’re interested in hearing our take, BOCA will be live tweeting news as it’s trending and sending reports from the floor from @BOCAComms. Please direct message us or send us a note to newbusiness@bocacommunications.com if you want to catch up while we are at the show on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at HIMSS!

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