When we think of HIMSS, we can’t help but think of the movie Booksmart, a 2019 laugh-aloud comedy about high school best friends and super-nerds. These academic overachievers decide to have a rare party-hard moment the night before their graduation — which is a lot like the super-smart-tech-and-policy nerds at HIMSS who let off a little steam in between endless conference sessions about the next big thing in health tech solutions. There is even a scene in the movie where the main characters show up to a party where no one is there — which may have been a fear for the HIMSS organizers this year. But our movie heroes go to another party where there is plenty of people, and like the real-life HIMSS, they are able to interact with a few people at a mildly well-attended event. We heard that the not-totally-packed part of HIMSS was kind of nice — more meaningful connections and conversations — but not with health policy wonks. The federal agency and Capitol Hill types were all virtual, probably because of all the healthcare legislative drama happening (who knew the Senate would still be in DC mid-August?). You can read more about HIMSS here, here, here.
August 12, 2021 | 3 min read
August 12, 2021
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