...which is strongly suggestive, that the VA's problem with Cerner implementation? It's coming a lot more from the VA, than…
HIMSS just updated its exhibit hall assignment system. There’s no easy way to see who is missing, but looking up empty booths against other announcements allows finding them in most cases. Some of those in the large booths (20×20) that won’t be there are below.
It should be noted that the cancelling exhibitors represent a tiny fraction of the 1,300 and that most of those cancelling are global technology firms rather than health IT vendors. Exhibitors are free to make their own decisions for their own reasons that go beyond the “bandwagon effect” of just doing what others do.
Those who are electing not to participate are no doubt performing their own notification to customers and scheduled booth visitors.
Change Healthcare (anchor exhibitor)
EClinicalWorks (anchor exhibitor)
IBM (anchor exhibitor)
I’ll add to the list as I manually look up the empty booths or hear details from readers.
Some vendors moved within the hall, in some cases giving up big booths in favor of small ones. It may be that HIMSS is rearranging booths to make the empty ones less noticeable and exhibitors choosing smaller spaces for a reduced staff presence.
Readers have told me (unconfirmed) that registrants from these provider organizations won’t be allowed to attend:
Memorial Sloan Kettering
UNC Health Care