The HIMSS14 Health IT Conference was as big as ever with over 38,000 in attendance, 1,200 exhibitors and over 300 educational sessions. While there is always a considerable amount of technology hype at a conference like this, my impression is that we are getting closer to realistic, practical healthcare technology solutions that impact patient care. Interoperability, usability and data/factual based decision-making were major topics at the conference. In reference to this, I would like to focus on some key audiences represented at the conference: the healthcare clinician, the healthcare information technologist and the healthcare administrator.
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