Talk to Your Boss: Make Your Case to Attend HIMSS17

You know the value of attending HIMSS17 – but how do you convince your boss, who may be hesitant to invest resources and work hours due to budget constraints and workplace demands? Make your case with these helpful tips.

Calculate the investment

Before you explain how the benefits of attending HIMSS17 outweigh the costs, you’ll need to break down the costs, including:

  • Conference registration
  • Transportation to and from the conference
  • Lodging, food and incidentals

Demonstrate the ROI

Once you’ve explained the investment, focus on the value you’ll bring back to the company:

Check the HIMSS17 Conference Education Topics to find sessions and topics that are relevant to your company and can help you improve effectiveness, efficiencies and experiences in your organization.

Problem Solving
Discover innovative tools, cutting-edge technologies and customizable solutions – from 1,200+ exhibitors on the show floor – to get ideas about how the newest technologies can help solve your organization’s biggest IT challenges.

Through in-person discussions and special events, you can exchange ideas and best practices as you connect and collaborate with colleagues who face health IT challenges similar to yours.

Training, CE Credits & Professional Certification
Earn continuing education credits and prepare to or get professionally certified with CPHIMS and CAHIMS on-site review courses and exams.

Knowledge Sharing
When you return from HIMSS17, you’ll be able to share what you learned with your boss and colleagues to help your organization stay on the cutting edge of health IT.

Share your agenda

Walk your boss through your proposed conference schedule. Explain how each customizable education and exhibitor session on your agenda – along with special programs and networking events – will make you a more valuable employee and benefit your organization. Be sure to ask if there are any sessions that your boss would like for you to attend.

Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Attend HIMSS17

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