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Janelle Phalon
Janelle Phalon

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A Rookie's Adventure at HIMSS 2023

Imagine walking into a giant hall that's buzzing with energy. You're surrounded by rows of booths stretching as far as you can see, each one more colorful than the last. Flashing screens and demos of the latest tech fill the room. Nope, this isn't a dream or a scene from a sci-fi book - it's my very first time at HIMSS 2023.

The HIMSS Marathon: Networking, Advocacy, and Learning

Every single day at HIMSS was like running a marathon. It was a whirlwind of networking, learning, and standing up for solutions that could change the healthcare game. And just like a marathon, it took more stamina than I expected. After three days of talking to attendees for eight hours straight, my body felt like I'd been pumping out code non-stop. But the rush? Totally worth it.

These long days led to some really rewarding chats. Representing DataMotion, we dove into how secure solutions can transform healthcare. It was like a group debugging session, with all of us tossing out ideas and sharing our thoughts. And the best part? We were all working towards the same goal.

Fun, Friends, and New Knowledge

But it wasn't all work and no play at HIMSS 2023. Between the fast-paced discussions and the brainstorming sessions, there was also room for fun and making friends. From partying at the House of Blues to grabbing cool swag, I was never bored. And hey, those new friends? They became a part of my network, and our conversations turned into learning opportunities.

It was like jumping into a real-life forum on healthcare tech. I picked up new industry lingo, got the lowdown on current tech trends, and even caught a glimpse of what the future could hold.

Unity in Diversity

Amid all the hustle and bustle of HIMSS, there was a sense of unity that stood out. We came from different companies and backgrounds, but we all shared one goal - to make healthcare better through technology. Those shared smiles at the end of each exhausting day? Those were reminders of why we were there in the first place.

In a nutshell, my first time at HIMSS wasn't just about attending an event - it was an adventure into the future of healthcare tech. It was a sprint filled with networking, advocating, and learning. And it was proof that when you're passionate about something, you can jump over any hurdle. Here's to the journey, the experiences, and all of us working together to make a difference. Until next time, keep pushing boundaries and driving change.

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