The third day of HIMSS is winding down and what a whirlwind it’s been! HIMSS16 Day 3 has been a wealth of rich health IT conversations – filled with quality time on the show floor and in sessions (and of course, snagging some swag). The discussions have overflowed onto social platforms where at one point, #HIMSS16 was trending nationally this week!

The topics are covering the gamut today, many of them touching on the big challenges still facing healthcare, with an overwhelming focus on the most important aspect of health IT: the patient. From data access woes to patient engagement efforts that work (or are still lagging) to a bit of lighthearted HIMSS humor, it’s evident the world of healthcare delivery is varied and demanding innovation.

We found some great nuggets of perspective and insights in Day 3’s tweets. In random order, here are our top choices! What was your favorite social commentary of the day?


Jason Giffi, DO @JayGiffi

Unless EHR vendors start to do their jobs you can pry scribes from my cold dead hands #HIMSS16


“Why can I go to an ATM and take money, but if I go to the doctor, they can’t always get my data?” @ahier #HIMSS16 #EmpowerHIT

Max Stroud @MMaxwellStroud

“We keep talking about Patient Engagement tools but are we engaging patients in building it? No.” #HITsm #HIMSS16

Healthcare Insights @richelmore

New #HIMSS16 hazard: distracted walking

Erin Masercola @MasercolaWrites

ICD-10 funnies #HIMSS16

Tiffany Marie @TiffanyAndLupus

Sadly answer is YES for many patients, especially those w/chronic conditions. Sometimes it’s bills VS meds #HIMSS16 RT Xerox Healthcare .@XeroxHealthcare: Have you delayed medical treatment because of the cost? #HIMSS16

Top Tier Consulting @T2CConsulting

#patientengagement is #HIMSS16 hot topic, but we still haven’t quite solved for all relevant information at the clinical point of decision

Galen Healthcare @GalenHealthcare

In a resource constrained environment you are forced to be innovative @drexdeford #HIMSS16

James E Gaston @JamesEGaston

Long Term Care Roundtable: “Long term care has never been about true healthcare outcomes” #HIMSS16 

Matt Stephenson @packmatt73

“If IT security fails in healthcare, people can die. That is the ultimate security failure” #HIMSS16 @cylanceinc

Jenn Dennard @JennDennard

In healthcare, we confuse complexity with better. Innovation should be about stripping things away. – @RasuShrestha #HITsm #HIMSS16 


Three days of HIMSS16 tweeting are in the bag as the show floor comes to a close. Nevertheless, there’s one more day left and we know even more great discussion is in store for tomorrow. Be sure to check back and see if your favorite tweets make our Day 4 list. In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @CDW_Healthcare!


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