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A Floor with a View

April 1, 2008
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Different colored badges were used to distinguish attendees who were fi rst timers, task force leaders, HIMSS chapter leaders, CIOs and more


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