HIMSS Recaps from the Onlookers

Who knew the likes of Joan Rivers roams the exhibit hall of HIMSS? What was your pick for the best giveaway, most overused icon, worst fashion statement? Check out Brad Dodge’s best and worst list of the exhibit floor.

HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber says that mobile is the future. In an interview for mobihealthnews.com, Neil Versel quotes Lieber. “The laptop is almost becoming a bit outdated as we move to smart phones and tablets. It’s where we’re headed. It’s the future. The ability to deliver care from somewhere else [while] the patient is in still a different place, that very much is where we are headed.” Read the interview.

I think the only person Cisco didn’t call for the HIMSS show was Ellen Page. Their health innovation pavilion was packed with solutions that make their TV commercials look main stream. If you didn’t get by the booth, see what you missed in their press release.

Collaboration of a joint initiative was announced on Monday. The Regional Extension Center (REC), Vendor Selection and Management Community of Practice (VSM CoP) and the HIMSS EHR Association (EHR Association) form the EHR Vendor Communications Workgroup. Its mission is to aid and champion EHR adoption and HIT use to foster improved efficiencies, usability, health care quality, clinical decision support, better outcomes.

Ken Terry in Fierce Health IT believes that this years HIMSS was the “most important business conference in any field this year.” What’s bigger than health care? Who doesn’t believe the solutions to health care will mainly come from health IT? Check out his theory on just how important HIMSS really is.

Not to be out done by the Oscars and what was a night for The King’s Speech, Kaiser Permanente needs a new display case for their honors. At the HIMSS Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Kaiser Permanente received 11 top tech awards. Take a look at just what they took home.

And finally, while working the Formfast booth, Mark Graban post his best sighting ever in the Lean Blog. Check out this back side of a business card that comes from a military hospital.