A #HIMSS15 Found Twitter Poem
It is always difficult to describe the totality of the HIMSS Annual Conference. There are so many people, exhibits, education, and events dedicated to health IT in one single location that single words or paragraphs cannot fully describe the experience. That concentration of physical and psychic energy takes a form of its own, as does anything when you put 43,129 minds and bodies singularly focused on a single topic. One begins to subconsciously catch impressions and vibes, the zeitgeist of the event in the air as one walks (endlessly) through the cavernous convention center.
The Academy of American Poets describes a found poem as one that “take(s) existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.” Well, the one below comes from some of the 140,219 tweets focused on HIMSS15. Thanks to @sgschade, @HITConfGuy, @LAlupusLady, @MarkHagland, @EMRAnswers, @DawnVanDam, @esseeconsulting, @ePatientDave , @Bootshin, @HITNewsTweet, @janicemccallum, @Intermountain , @Cascadia , @HIMSS, @ReginaHolliday, @MandiBPro , @ClinicSpectrum, @alongcamekids , @WTBunting, @davidkissinger for your impressions of the event.
23 Impressions from #HIMSS15