Bringing Clinicians and Patients Closer Together at HIMSS24

Jennifer Johnson

As we stand on the brink of 2024, it’s fascinating to reflect on how far we’ve come since 2006—a year when the average cost of gas was $2.64, healthcare was still establishing uniform standards for EHRs, and most of us navigated the digital world through Windows XP. That same year, Connection made its inaugural appearance at the HIMSS conference in San Diego, California, marking the beginning of a transformative journey in healthcare IT.

The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has long been recognized as a global beacon, guiding the healthcare ecosystem through the power of information and technology. As a mission-driven nonprofit, HIMSS leverages its expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research, and digital transformation to empower leaders and influencers worldwide.

In this spirit of innovation and partnership, Connection is thrilled to announce our 18th year as a HIMSS Diamond Sponsor, a testament to our commitment to advancing healthcare through technology. We invite you to join us in Booth #1449 during the HIMSS24 conference to explore how our dedicated specialists tailor IT offerings to meet the unique needs of the healthcare sector, fostering infrastructure modernization and enhancing the connection between caregivers and patients.

Addressing Key Healthcare IT Challenges

With healthcare costs anticipated to climb by over 7% in 2024, and health system ransomware attacks more than doubling last year, the urgency for advanced, secure IT solutions has never been greater. Connection, along with our esteemed partners, is at the forefront of addressing these challenges.

Connection, a Fortune 1000 company, calms the confusion of IT by delivering customers industry-leading technology solutions to enhance growth, elevate productivity, and empower innovation. Dedicated specialists focused on exceptional service and customized offerings tailored to the unique needs of healthcare. Partnering with healthcare organizations of every size—from private practices to large health systems—Connection delivers end-to-end IT solutions and expert guidance to accelerate infrastructure modernization and bring caregivers and patients closer together.

At HIMSS24, Connection Booth #1449 will be a hub of innovation and collaboration, including:

  • Demonstrations on Operations Management, Patient Experience, and Provider Experience solutions
  • Insights into our Digital Workspace, Modern Infrastructure, Multicloud, Supply Chain and Lifestyle services portfolio
  • Opportunity for engaging discussions with our expert Solution Architects, Services, Sales, and executive leadership team

Additionally, our booth will offer a refreshment station, a space for assembling Connection Cares veteran’s care kits, a device charging station, and exclusive in-booth receptions.

HIMSS24 Conference Experiences

Attendees can also continue their journey to better global health during these unique conference experiences with members of the Connection team, including:

Lunch and Learn
Navigating the AI Revolution in Healthcare: From Prognosis to Ethics
Presented by Jamal Khan, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer and Head of Helix Center for Applied AI and Robotics
Tuesday, March 12
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Room 202B 

Focus Group (Invitation Only)
Third Party Risk—The growing cyber and compliance concern for Healthcare
Presented by Connection Security Experts
Wednesday, March 13
12:30–1:30 p.m.

Customer Happy Hour
Enjoy food, drinks, and networking with the Connection team
Wednesday, March 13
4:30–6:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 1449 | Exhibit Hall
Register Here

Esteemed Partners at HIMSS24

Our partners—including Abacode, Barco Healthcare, Dell, Google, and more—bring their unique strengths and innovations to the table, offering a holistic view of the future of healthcare technology.

From cybersecurity and compliance to medical imaging, Generative AI, and modernizing healthcare solutions, our collaborative efforts aim to empower healthcare providers and patients alike. Alongside the Connection team, these esteemed partners will join us in Booth #1449:

Abacode is the leader in unified Cybersecurity and Compliance services™. With one managed program, Abacode secures your digital environment and helps you reach a state of continuous compliance. Founded in 2014, Abacode is headquartered in Tampa, FL, with Security Operations Centers in Tampa and Las Vegas. They deliver customized, managed programs aligned with industry best practices to help clients achieve positive business outcomes.

Abacode provides world-class professional services combined with leading-edge technology solutions to ensure that client needs are met to the highest standards. With a diverse international client base spanning multiple sectors, Abacode’s unique approach leverages a predictable, repeatable model that helps clients achieve results four times faster than the industry average.

Barco Healthcare’s extensive line-up of high-precision medical monitors brings accuracy and efficiency to a broad range of healthcare disciplines including Radiology, Mammography, Digital Pathology, Clinical Review, and Dentistry. Complimented by cloud based QAWeb Enterprise, stable image quality is supported throughout the display’s entire lifetime by keeping an eye on your displays, so you don’t need to with automated calibration tests, quality assurance, and reporting. By providing medical staff with the complete and most accurate picture, Barco enables more informed decisions, when and where it matters most.

With a patient first, data-anywhere focus, Dell reimagines patient care delivery—where secure, modern health IT solutions enable a more connected workforce providing personalized care to patients wherever they might be.

Generative AI (GenAI) is a game-changing technology that has tremendous potential for the healthcare industry. GenAI can transform how you interact with patients, provide tools and resources that empower employees and improve productivity, and support risk scenario planning and data security measures. Dell is working alongside NVIDIA to enable Generative AI workloads—delivering engineering-validated hardware and software to accelerate AI workloads across the healthcare landscape.

Google’s comprehensive suite of Google Cloud, Google WorkSpace, Google Chrome, and Google Pixel all working together enables healthcare professionals to collaborate effortlessly, ultimately improving the delivery of high-quality care and furthering advancements in the life sciences field.

“Google is a life company…not a health company. To have a high quality of life, health is very important. We want to help people, and we want to help enterprises meet consumers where they are and give them what they need. One of the primary goals of the company is to help billions of people around the world become healthier in an equitable manner… giving every single person an opportunity to have the highest quality of health.” –Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Google’s Chief Health Officer.

Embrace the Future of Healthcare IT with Connection

As we gather at HIMSS24, let’s embrace the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare together. Visit Connection in Booth #1449 to witness how technology can transform healthcare for the better. Join us in this journey towards a more connected, efficient, and secure healthcare ecosystem.

Schedule a meeting with the Connection team in Booth #1449 during HIMSS24.

Jennifer Johnson, Director Healthcare Strategy and Business Development, joined Connection in 2010 starting in field sales and joined the healthcare practice in 2015. Jennifer has more than 20 years in IT, including prior roles in distribution and manufacturing. Jennifer holds her Certified Digital Health Leader designation from the CHIME organization, is a member of HIMSS, where Connection is a diamond sponsor, and has most recently been named a CRN Women of the Channel in 2023 and 2024.