The Best Tweets from HIMSS15
With more than 50 million impressions, 2,200 Tweets per hour by the middle of day three and 79,574 total Tweets by the last day (a new social media record for the conference), attendees at 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition were all a-twitter on Twitter about what the conference had to offer, from keynote speaker George W. Bush to a crowded exhibition hall to long lines for caffeine.
HIMSS15 ran from April 12 through April 16, and below, we compiled the most intriguing, thought-provoking and funny Tweets from the event's 43,000-plus health IT enthusiasts.
As the conference kicked off, one of last year's keynoters was in the news...
@HillaryClinton declined to comment on her prez run at #himss14 ! Funny that her announcement to run comes on the first day of #HIMSS15
— Prerna Anand (@AnandPrerna) April 12, 2015
Then there were red noses from opening keynote speaker Alex Gourlay...
#HIMSS Board Chair @PaulKleeberg & @Walgreens President, Alex Gourlay call out childhood poverty at #HIMSS15. #RND15 pic.twitter.com/xYhZPctdUj — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 13, 2015
... and HIT social media influencers clowned around before the Healthcare Social Media Influencer Meetup later in the week.
.@HIMSS #SMA Group Shot This Week? #HIMSS15 @techguy @MandiBPro @HealthcareWen @Colin_Hung @Brad_Justus pic.twitter.com/EG9iQc3V12 — Brad Justus (@Brad_Justus) April 13, 2015
Some true social media luminaries at #HIMSS15 #HITMC @techguy @ahier @HealthcareWen @MandiBPro @ShahidNShah #hcsm pic.twitter.com/0ZMXwjm2p4 — Colin Hung (@Colin_Hung) April 14, 2015
On Day Two, the massive Exhibit Hall opened.
After a lot of hard work, the #HIMSS15 Exhibition Hall is NOW OPEN! pic.twitter.com/jQCdNGtIlJ — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 13, 2015
There was news on wearables...
#HIMSS15: Robots, wearables and the future of healthcare http://t.co/1Qetm2n4Ca pic.twitter.com/mZEmebbmTb
— Brian Ahier (@ahier) April 15, 2015
...and big data analytics...
.@RobertWahMD: "Big data analytics is the next phase of health IT adoption." http://t.co/S5f6i8uL9C #HIMSS15 #healthtech (via @HITAnalytics) — AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) April 15, 2015
... and interoperability and security...
Our #himss15 morning wrap up is up: Everyone got deeper on interoperability and security. http://t.co/moYqVssoNz pic.twitter.com/eJZ3k5BwAr
— MedCity News (@medcitynews) April 15, 2015
... and providers' top priorities...
HIMSS15: Patient engagement among top priorities for providers http://t.co/l0uaQ0Ue7S #HIMSS15 #HITSMIND #hcitexpert — Healthcare IT Expert (@HCITExpert) April 14, 2015
... and CIOs' top priorities.
Top 10 CIO tech priorities 2015 —Gartner 1 Analytics 2 Data Center 3 Cloud 4 ERP 5 Mobile 6 Marketing #HIMSS15 pic.twitter.com/vpDiIl2ghY — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) April 13, 2015
On day four, former President George W. Bush spoke on health IT.
George W. Bush on #healthIT: "Logical solutions become inevitable" http://t.co/U74StOxr6c #HIMSS15 pic.twitter.com/T75myi1YL4
— Healthcare IT News (@HITNewsTweet) April 16, 2015
P.S. It took a lot of caffeine to fuel all those people.
#HIMSS15 attendees drink 32,000+ cups of coffee in 5 days! Don't come between #healthIT pros & @Starbucks! pic.twitter.com/uctKIEW7ls
— HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 15, 2015
Until next year, embrace the #HIMSSanity.
Embrace the #HIMSSanity. #HIMSS15 pic.twitter.com/P1aFuwXlgK — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 15, 2015