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February 28, 2008
by vciotti
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Visited HIMSS in Orlando yesterday and here's the highlights:


McKesson's $3.8M booth dwarfed the exhibits like a high-tech cathedral -

Epic's homey setting was replete with Prairie-home companion furniture -

Siemen's high-tech lighting effects soared (no pun intended) -

GE has more square footage than recently-acquired products... -

Cerner's monster booth was rumored to be

not coming back next year!? -

Microsoft was swarmed with Microserfs trying to spell Azyxzii in Thai...

There were 26,000 attendees: about 25,900 vendor reps & consultants, chasing about 100 CIOs. At an average of $3K each for airfare and a week of out-of-pocket, plus an average of $100K per booth for the 900+ vendors, now you know why health care costs are 20% of our GNP and Medicare reimbursement is being cut. Wonder what all those dollars invested into actual R & D might accomplish?

The Health IT Summits gather 250+ healthcare leaders in cities across the U.S. to present important new insights, collaborate on ideas, and to have a little fun - Find a Summit Near You!


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