Meditech cancels its HIMSS
WESTWOOD, Mass. – At the beginning
of February, Meditech, Inc., announced that it will not be exhibiting at
the HIMSS 2009 conference, which is being held in Chicago in April.
The HIMSS 2009 conference is a major industry event, attracting over
29,000 attendees last year. It conducts educational sessions and
offers a trade show with hundreds of exhibiting companies.
For its part, Meditech is one of the largest suppliers of electronic
health record systems; in addition to a sizable business in the United
States and abroad, it provides many of the EHR systems used in Canadian
hospitals. The company is located in the Boston area.
Commenting on the company’s withdrawal from the HIMSS conference and
trade show, Meditech president Howard Messing said:
“Participating in the annual HIMSS conference has proven to be
beneficial to Meditech and LSS through the years, as we have been able
to renew acquaintances, attract new customers, and showcase new product
“Nonetheless, the current economic climate mandates we pay particular
attention to spending resources wisely this year. Just as we encourage
customers to make HCIS selections based on value, we too must carefully
evaluate our expenses and focus on priorities.
“For this reason, Meditech and LSS will not attend the HIMSS conference
this year. Instead we will use communication channels such as our
extensive program of regional events, annual workshops, Webex
demonstrations, and meditech.com to share information. Using this
approach, we will be able to continue sharing information on key topics,
control our expenses, and minimize everyone’s costs.”
Meditech provides integrated software solutions to meet the information
needs of healthcare organizations around the world. Its software
solutions support the entire continuum of healthcare, including
physician practices, clinics, hospitals, home health agencies, long-term
care and behavioral health facilities.