The HIMSS 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibition was one for the books, attracting a record-breaking 28,400 attendees and hosting more than 900 exhibits. HCI Senior Associate Editor Daphne Lawrence was able to capture some of the magic with these snapshots.
HIMSS attendees fi le out of the auditorium at the Orange County Convention Center following the opening keynote address, which was delivered by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist
Rich Temple, CIO at St. Clare's Health System in Denville, N.J., makes his rounds on the exhibit fl oor
Attendees racked up the miles trying to cover all the ground at the exhibit hall
Cerner Corporation—which created quite a buzz with the news that it doesn't plan to exhibit at HIMSS in 2009—made the most of its space in 2008 by offering a smart room that showcased its products for attendees
First time-exhibitor Google attracted steady crowds throughout the conference. Attendees had to show up early—or wait in line—to get up close
Different colored badges were used to distinguish attendees who were fi rst timers, task force leaders, HIMSS chapter leaders, CIOs and more