HIMSS24: AI, cybersecurity is industry focal point

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Valencia Chloe

May 1, 2024

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Orlando, Florida, wraps up on Friday ending a week of high-level discussions on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and data governance.

The 2024 HIMSS conference brought in approximately 30,000 attendees, according to a spokesperson for the nonprofit advocacy group. This represented a drop of about 5,000 from last year's show in Chicago.

Read more: HIMSS24: Is the Industry outlook on Al maturing?

Here are six takeaways:

1. Informa brings the glitz

This was the first HIMSS event since London-based events and digital services company Informa bought the show in August. There was a notable uptick in glitz and glamour throughout the week.

The opening night party filled a large conference hall with a DJ, strobe lights, acrobats and smoke machines. HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf said experiences like that reveal how Informa might affect future shows.

2. Epic, Oracle Health and Meditech tout AI

3. Health systems give vendors a reality check

4. Providers expect fewer vendors in coming years

5. AI conversation has matured

6. Change Healthcare looms large

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