So as I'm writing this HIMSS takeaways blog at a Starbucks in downtown Chicago, I'm currently trying to decide if the annual HIMSS conference is the five longest days of the year or the five quickest ones. On one hand, it was a grind for sure—the amount of content our Healthcare Informatics team produced this year was unprecedented—kudos to everyone who busted their butts, it was truly a great effort. But on the other hand, the "craze" kind of comes and goes so quickly. Maybe it's because we're all so busy covering the show wall-to-wall, but it seems that before you know it, hours have passed since the last time you checked your watch. Certainly it's not the same as sitting in an office.