Recap: Top 17 Tweets from HIMSS15

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April 22, 2015

HIMSS 2015 broke social media records with 90,740 total tweets - the most for a conference ever. With more than 50 million impressions, 2,200 tweets per hour by the middle of day three and 80 tweets per minute by the middle of day two (see below - source: SCRAAWL), #HIMSS15 was blowing up on social media.As a recap, here are the top 17 tweets from HIMSS15's 40,000+ health IT pros.

HIMSS Tweeting Frequency

1. #HIMSS15 started on Twitter with 1 cup of coffee and was already breaking records

Good morning #HIMSS15! Day 1 and we are ALREADY breaking records with 40, 182 HIT pros taking Chicago! #IHeartHIT pic.twitter.com/vB8mRXELjJ— HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 12, 2015

2. More than 40,000 HIT enthusiasts attended #HIMSS15...

If 40,000 people go to #HIMSS15 at a cost of $2,000 per person - are we adding $80,000,000 in value to health care system?— Sherry Reynolds (@Cascadia) April 7, 2015

3. and drank more than 32,000 cups of coffee

#HIMSS15 attendees drink 32,000+ cups of coffee in 5 days! Don't come between #healthIT pros & @Starbucks! pic.twitter.com/uctKIEW7ls — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 15, 2015

4. Day 1 started with a BANG with the most retweet tweet about keynote Alex W. Gourlay - President of Walgreen

WELCOMING @Walgreens President, Alex W. Gourlay to the #HIMSS15 stage! Sharing a vision for human wellness. pic.twitter.com/o53ElYp5jP — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 13, 2015

5. In his keynote, Alex Gourlay shared his vision for human wellness

VIDEO: President of Walgreens Alex Gourlay opens #HIMSS15 with a video of their plans in #mHealth https://t.co/Wn2amLPGmD — SeamlessMD (@SeamlessMD) April 13, 2015

6. He also had some time support #RedNoseDay to call out childhood poverty

#HIMSS Board Chair @PaulKleeberg & @Walgreens President, Alex Gourlay call out childhood poverty at #HIMSS15. #RND15 pic.twitter.com/xYhZPctdUj — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 13, 2015

7. By midday Day 1, #HIMSS15 started to take over Twitter

Awesome view of Twitter Storm that hit Chicago yesterday. Thanks @thowave @Scraawl #HIMSS15. Expect tornadoes today! pic.twitter.com/5DFDKRp5py— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA (@RasuShrestha) April 13, 2015

8. Also on Day 1, the Exhibition Hall opened...

After a lot of hard work, the #HIMSS15 Exhibition Hall is NOW OPEN! pic.twitter.com/jQCdNGtIlJ — HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 13, 2015

9. which Regina Holliday had comments on

If I had a booth at HIMSS I would make it the form of a maze to replicate the experience most patients face navigating healthcare #HIMSS15 — Regina Holliday (@ReginaHolliday) April 14, 2015

10. At #HIMSS15, security was a hot topic

Average cost of data breach is $5.4M. Near misses cost about $400K a pop. Are you considering these hidden costs? #HIMSS15 #HITsecurity — Healthcare IT News (@HITNewsTweet) April 14, 2015

11. "Population Health" was also a buzzword

"Population health" wins this year's #HIMSS15 buzzword award. Have yet to hear it defined the same way twice.— Kevin Kumler (@KevinKumler) April 15, 2015

12. "Big Data Analytics" was termed the next phase of Health IT adoption

.@RobertWahMD: "Big data analytics is the next phase of health IT adoption." http://t.co/S5f6i8uL9C #HIMSS15 #healthtech (via @HITAnalytics)

— AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) April 15, 2015

13. NPWF started #NoMUwithoutMe movement

Tell @CMSGov one patient isn't meaningful enough. Then change your profile to show support. #NoMUwithoutMe #HIMSS15 pic.twitter.com/Ql1f95qMpQ — National Partnership (@NPWF) April 15, 2015

14. We learned that "Patient Engagement" was among top priorities for providers

HIMSS15: Patient engagement among top priorities for providers http://t.co/l0uaQ0Ue7S #HIMSS15 #HITSMIND #hcitexpert — Healthcare IT Expert (@HCITExpert) April 14, 2015

15. and "analytics", "cloud" and "mobile" among the top priorities for CIOs

Top 10 CIO tech priorities 2015 —Gartner

1 Analytics
2 Data Center
3 Cloud
4 ERP
5 Mobile
6 Marketing


— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) April 13, 2015

16. We learned physicians cite greatest concerns with value-based payment models...

#Physicians cite greatest concerns with value-based payment models. http://t.co/ADvvmd4L8u #HIMSS15 pic.twitter.com/rXuJfeGS1x

— Deloitte Health Care (@DeloitteHealth) April 12, 2015

17. and that 74% of physicians indicated that IT was critical in helping their organization achieve successful care coordination.

11 key findings from the HIMSS Leadership Survey: http://t.co/fZdkzAX4aJ via @hitconsultant #HIMSS15 #HCLDRs pic.twitter.com/NQA29SZ5mC

— HIMSS (@HIMSS) April 14, 2015

Final Thoughts

#HIMSS15 was the biggest conference yet. There was lots of energy and good discussion about the future Health IT. And none of this more evident than the massive amounts of activity on twitter.Have any other tweets that you liked from #HIMSS15? Let us know. Also, if you enjoyed this post, please TWEET it using the social media buttons below. Thanks!

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