How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to HIMSS18 in Las Vegas

HIMSS18 has the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place. But how do you convince your boss, who may be hesitant to invest resources and work hours due to budget constraints and workplace demands… or who may have concerns about HIMSS18 being in Las Vegas?

Here’s how you can demonstrate the value of HIMSS18 – and help your boss understand why Las Vegas is the perfect place for you to get ready for the next stage of health.

  • You’ll get knowledge to share.
    Gather with 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help you uncover the promise of health all year long. Then return home and share what you’ve learned with your boss and colleagues to help your organization continue to transform health and lives.

  • You’ll get exceptional education.
    Choose from 300+ education sessions and 23+ topics to guide you throughout the year and into the next stage in health information and technology. Topics include connected health, cybersecurity, EHRs, patient safety, population health, precision medicine and more.

  • You’ll get solutions to top-of-mind issues.
    Discover innovative tools, cutting-edge technologies, and customizable solutions to help solve your organization’s biggest challenges from 1,300+ vendors at the HIMSS18 exhibition – plus 150+ newly launched products and services and 200+ educational show floor sessions.

  • You’ll get connected with international stakeholders.
    Exchange innovative ideas and best practices as you connect and collaborate with colleagues from across the globe. Meet delegations from the Middle East, China, Europe, Latin America and more to discover their cutting-edge solutions and innovative approaches to health information and technology.

  • You’ll get training, CE credits and professional certification.
    Earn continuing education credits, and get professionally certified with the on-site CPHIMS Exam, and CAHIMS Exam and review course.

  • You’ll get to unwind in a vibrant city surrounded by the beauty of the desert.
    After spending the day at HIMSS18, relax with dining, shows, outdoor attractions and more in Las Vegas:
    • Explore natural and manmade wonders. Take a drive to the nearby Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, or Valley of Fire State Park.
    • Catch a show. Get tickets to Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, Penn & Teller and hundreds of other performances.
    • Visit a museum. Explore the wax figures at Madame Tussauds, or tour the Neon Museum or the National Atomic Testing Museum.
    • Go golfing. See if you can make par at the legendary Shadow Creek or one of the many other golf courses in Vegas.
    • Get a breathtaking view. Take a 30-minute ride on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel – or go to the top of the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest free-standing observation tower in the U.S.
    • Come face-to-face with exotic animals. Catch a dolphin show, and check out white tigers, white lions and leopards at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
    • Eat at a world-class restaurant. Dine at establishments run by celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Giada de Laurentiis, Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Savoy and others.

  • You’ll explore U.S. health innovation beyond HIMSS18.
    Join our region-specific delegations to HIMSS18 for the opportunity to participate in an exclusive study trip to continue to learn, discover and connect with like-minded individuals after the conference. Gather with a unique set of healthcare stakeholders to visit key innovation leaders in California or Seattle, including the Apply and Accenture HQs, Stanford Health, and more.

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