HIMSS14 is right around the corner and social media will be playing a crucial role at the conference. If you’ve never tweeted before, never fear. Our helpful #HIMSS14 social media guide is all you need to start tweeting like a pro!
Need more reason to jump on the HIMSS14 Twitter train? HIMSS is the most tweeted about Healthcare Conference. Just take a look at the number of tweets and impressions that have come from the HIMSS hashtag over the last few years. We guarantee this year will be no different and will likely grow even more!
Stayed tuned: Next week, we’re sharing the sessions we’re excited about attending at HIMSS14!
So what should you tweet?
- News from your company that’s worth sharing. Provide your followers with information they can use. We suggest using the 80/20 Rule: 80% of your tweets should be educational/informational and 20% promotional.
- Photos and videos boost engagement. Create original content to share the HIMSS experience with those in attendance and those who are not there. Tweet your daily booth schedule at the beginning of the day. Towards the end of the day, tweet your schedule for the upcoming day.
- Live tweet during sessions and presentations.
- Tweet your greatest takeaways at the end of the day.
- Tweet valuable resources—demonstrate your expertise.
- Tag and mention influential users to increase your reach
Popular Hashtags for HIMSS14:
Popular Twitter handles to follow:
Tweet Chats at HIMS14:
This year HIMSS will be hosting tweet chats throughout the week. Tweet us if you plan on attending!
February 24th -12:15 pm
Connected Patient Learning Gallery
#SocialMedia and Influence Meetup
February 24- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
HIMSS Spot Convention Center – Lobby C
#HITsm Community Meetup: You’ve interacted with them virtually, now meet fellow #HITsm’ers face-to-face.
February 25th – 12:30 pm- HIMSS Spot
HIMSS Spot Convention Center
Beyond tweeting, here are some of our staff’s favorite apps to help you stay up-to-date and organized throughout the week:
- Evernote – Save your ideas, session notes, and info about people you’ve met and want to connect with across all of your devices
- Tweetdeck or Hootsuite – Schedule tweets and follow relevant conversations
- Cardmunch or Evernote Hello – use these apps to help remember everyone you meet and easily take photos of business cards to save their contact information
- Tripit – store all of your flight, hotel and travel information
- LinkedIn – to find new contacts and connect with those you meet
- Weather app – to track the fickle Florida weather so you know what to pack
Carry your charger with you wherever you go and charge whenever you’ve got a chance. Want to make new friends? Bring a power strip when outlets become difficult to find.