HIM Student Guest Blogger

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Hello everyone:  What does an HIM student and first-time HIMSS conference attendee think of the whole HIMSS experience?

Our HIM student blogger this week is Dan Engel from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dan was born and raised in Kingston (Wilkes-Barre), PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 where he completed a BS in Biological Sciences and and minored in chemistry. He is currently working on his MS in Health Information Management, Health Information Systems concentration, RHIA option, and he will graduate in April 2011.  Dan hopes to pursue a career with an HIT vendor after graduation.


Dan attended the HIMSS conference this year as a (very helpful!) part of the M*Modal team.  Here are his impressions of his first trip to HIMSS.

I had the privilege of attending the HIMSS 2011 trade show in Orlando, FL last week. Reputed as one of the largest health IT conventions in the world, it was an exciting, but overwhelming; interesting, but exhausting experience. While it was a trip to Orlando, where the weather was warm and sunny, compared to a cold and snowy Pittsburgh, let me assure you that it was all business with no play or sightseeing (even though Universal Studios and Disney World were between the hotels and convention center). This post won’t fill you in on all the great stuff you missed at the show, but will relay the experience of being at an exhibit of this type and magnitude for the first time….

See the rest of Dan’s post at Excellence in Health Information
Til Next Time,
Lynn
M*Modal

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