HIMSS is offering media credentials to journalists who intend to cover HIMSS17, which will be held Feb. 19-23, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Please note: The criteria below assume applicants are either full-time journalists or journalism is the applicant’s main function at HIMSS17. Journalists approved for media credentials are expected to use that access for the purpose of providing journalism on the topics of health information technology and management systems, HIMSS17 events and exhibiting organizations.
Individuals who do not qualify as accredited media in any of the below categories will need to register as either a Conference Attendee or Exhibition Client using the main registration site.
Representatives from print, online or newswire news organizations can receive HIMSS17 press credentials, if they public provide the following:
Please note: Publishers and copy/content editors do not qualify for press credentials. Members of the organization in executive management, administration, and/or research do not qualify for press credentials.
Online journalists can receive a HIMSS17 press credential, if they provide the following:
Please note: Sponsored bloggers, bloggers for company pages, personal website writers, consultants who blog as a means to promote their business, designers, public relations professionals, and copy/content editors do not qualify for press credentials.
HIMSS17 makes allowances for media organizations to have multiple members of a support team for broadcasting needs. Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately and provide the following:
Please note: Broadcast and video editors, and any videographer, broadcast reporter or editor hired by an organization to record in an exhibitor booth or other venue, do not qualify for press credentials.
Freelance contributors on assignment can receive HIMSS17 press credentials, if they public provide the following:
Please note: Marketing, public relations, or other industry executives who contribute bylined articles to news outlets do not qualify for press credentials.
HIMSS17 allows analysts from recognized industry firms, to receive press credentials, if they can provide a bylined, recently published report related to the health IT industry that is non-contracted and publically available.
Please note: Analysts and consultants who develop a client-only publication for their own firm or another firm do not qualify for press credentials. Financial analysts and consultants do not qualify for press credentials.
All media credentials will be provided at the discretion of HIMSS17 Press Room staff members per the HIMSS17 Media Qualifications and Guidelines. HIMSS reserves the right to accept or deny credentials.