How was HIMSS different this year?

Steve Reinecke, MT (CLS), CPHIMS, Global Director, Health Care Industry @ Ergotron

steve-reineckePrior to HIMSS I asked, “How will HIMSS be different this year?”

Well, here are my observations.

First of all, it was obvious that there were fewer people walking the show floor than previous years.

However, while booth traffic at the Ergotron booth was down (less than 1%), the people who did come to our booth were not kicking tires, they were shopping!

The constant chatter around the booth was, “How can Ergotron come out with nine new products for Healthcare and yet so many other vendors had little new to show?”

Getting the most buzz? Our new StyleView VL Enclosure, and a live demo of the Enterprise StyleLink software.

Fortunately, even with the wireless issues that a huge hall like McCormick Place brings, we were able to connect remotely to three other partner booths and remotely view and administer their StyleView cart’s power systems. That was a very powerful demonstration.

We seeded a lot of product at the show for people to try out as a part of our StyleView4You Program for qualified hospitals. I look forward to hearing everyone’s feedback over the next several months. 

Now the real work begins.

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