This year, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS 2017) annual conference is expected to reach an all-time high in attendance as it brings 45,000 people together, featuring over 300 education sessions and 1,200 exhibitors. The diversity of the show along with the content covered can be astonishing, as it brings together the best and brightest health IT professionals, government CIOs, healthcare practitioners, and vendors from all over the world to discuss best practices, share new innovations, customer challenges, and insights into the world of health IT.

Just some of the anticipated topics at HIMSS will include value-based care, healthcare cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. With a show this big, we thought it would be beneficial to provide our readers with some expert advice about how attendees can the most of their time at HIMMS. In doing so, we sat down with Joseph Hobbs, Senior Manager, Epic Alliance, Healthcare Division at NetApp for some insights. Joseph has spent the past 17 years working in health IT and attended the last 14 HIMMS shows. Read our latest post on Future Healthcare Today to see what he had to say.

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