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HIMSS' Second Virtual Conference & Expo Less Than a Month Away
Date:10/18/2007

2,200-plus healthcare professionals and exhibitors registered for the first-ever HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo on May 16-17.

CHICAGO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With studies from the National Center for Education Statistics showing the number of students and adults enrolling in distance education in the United States are on the rise, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will host its second exclusively online conference on Nov. 6-7. The HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo connects attendees with industry thought leaders, their peers and exhibitors right from their computers, without time away from the office.

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More than 2,200 healthcare professionals and exhibitors registered for the inaugural HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo in May. Among attendees, 82 percent said they are planning to attend next month's event. Eighty-seven percent of the inaugural attendees had never attended an online conference prior to the HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo.

"The Society introduced the virtual conference in response to the cost and time constraints of today's healthcare professionals, and HIMSS member research which indicated a strong interest in and preference for online educational opportunities," said H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of HIMSS. "That's why the Society has expanded the Virtual Conference's programming to deliver more educational content and networking opportunities to the many healthcare professionals who don't have the budget or time to attend a conference in person."

Registration for the exhibit hall, networking lounge, as well as the Tuesday and Wednesday keynote sessions is free.

Next month's conference features IT-focused educational programming applicable to all healthcare professionals. Featured topics include the busi
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