HIMSS20 Defies COVID-19 with Virtual Congress Launch

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The virtual HIMSS20 launched on Monday with five sessions available for free viewing.


In early March, along with countless other healthcare congresses and events, HIMSS20 was cancelled because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.


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HIMSS reacted by creating a digital congress for a combination of delegate and free access.


The 58th meeting is now being made available online. Following the free launch, delegates registered for the 2020 meeting will be able to access the rest of the content as it is uploaded from March 27th. New registrations are welcome.


“Welcome to HIMSS20 Digital. No matter where you are in the world, I hope you’re safe and taking every precaution,” said HIMSS President, Hal Wolf referring to the coronavirus, in a video address.


He went on to tell delegates what they could expect from the remote event in the days to come.


“Over the next several weeks the HIMSS20 digital platform will be populated with presentations, sessions and panels from the original HIMSS20 agenda, even from the exhibit floor.”


Content will be added almost daily and we will continue to provide regular updates.


COVID-19 featured with two sessions; Italy and Germany Facing COVID-19 and Faster, Better Together: Health System Lessons Learned in Tackling COVID-19.


Among the first sessions uploaded to the remote congress portal are: HIPAA and a Cloud Computing Shared Security Model, Improving Smart Contract Security in Healthcare Supply Chain and Privacy Challenges in the Internet of Health Things.



Source: HIMSS

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Published on : Tue, 24 Mar 2020

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