One of the most common criticisms HIMSS has faced in years past? Too much hype. Talk that promises too much, too soon. And in some cases, it was warranted. But this time around, the vibe was different. There was a lot of talk, but it focused on the most pressing issues facing hospital leaders, and on realistic solutions that can be applied to solve them. Attendees walked away from preconference symposia, keynote addresses, educational sessions, and meetups feeling energized, hopeful, and ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead.

Most of all, they left Orlando ready to talk the talk and walk the walk.

Below, we’ve created a recap for CIOs and other leaders of the conference, featuring interviews with top leaders at both HIMSS and CHIME, and takeaways from educational sessions.

Talking Policy

Talking Strategy

The Talk Of The Show

Talking With An Industry Icon