Podcast: Perspective Gained at HIMSS 2019

Tom Castles
FEBRUARY 22, 2019


HIMSS is a lot like college. You'll learn a lot at the lectures, but the true lessons emerge serendipitously – often when you least expect them. 
 
Every session, every handshake, every passing conversation and every hurried step seems to bring with it unforeseen, unexpected, and invaluable insights. So many new connections – both the human and the neurological kind – are packed into the fleeting five-day period that attempting to unpack them takes nearly as much effort as gaining them in the first place.
 
>>> READ: Making the Most of Your HIMSS Experience
 
In the end, I hope we all emerge with the sense that it was worth it. There are finite opportunities in life to forge connections that are so personally and professionally beneficial, and HIMSS certainly ranks among the best for those of us who’ve made digital health our life’s work.
 
On this episode of Data Book, Jack and I look back at some of the serendipitous moments that made HIMSS more than worth it for us, and a few that we could’ve done without. Then, we bring back our dear friend Janae Sharp – a HIMSS veteran, a HIMSS social media ambassador, and one of the strongest, most insightful #WomeninHIT – to offer some 20/20 hindsight perspective on the biggest meeting in digital health – HIMSS 2019.
 
More insights from the floor at HIMSS ’19:
Setting Expectations Around AI in Healthcare
Healthcare Needs Tech That Empowers Physician Leaders
Survival of the ‘Fitness’ and Electronic Health Records

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