I made it - a lot of people didn't (or came in really late). Sadly, my bag didn't make it. It's midnight and they still haven't delivered it yet.
Picking up my registration packet, I ran into Neil Versel and Susan Carr. And while waiting for the Emergin Customer event, I caught up with an old friend from about 15 years ago - we both have a lot more gray hair.
The Emergin event was interesting for the attendees. There were many notable clinical engineers (Yadin David, Izabella Gierras, Steve Grimes, Paul, Sherman, Elliot Sloane, Ray Zambuto) - as someone suggested, "the Godfathers" of clinical engineering. Arthur Gasch was also in attendance. I also noticed a couple of representatives from Cardinal. There was a lot more focus on medical devices and patient safety than you'd expect at a software vendor meeting at HIMSS. More late.
The Meet the Blogger event was a success. This place was more crowded than last year in San Diego, and a lot less crowded than the event we tried to pull off at RSNA. I guess I'll have to break down and come up with some sort of sign so our group is more visible. Check out the photos from the event down the left hand column.
Pictured right are two official HIMSS greeters at the airport.