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Clinical Architecture at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans

Written by Charlie Harp

February 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Clinical Architecture will be exhibiting at HIMSS this year in New Orleans

Just wanted to share that we will be exhibiting at HIMSS this year and I am very excited about it.

Here's why:

  1. Apparently I will be a contestant on QUIPSTAR in the Medicomp booth.  I will be pitted against Dr. Jayne from Histalk (who will be disguised, I imagine).  So if you want to see a mighty, masked clinical warrior mop the floor with me using only an iPad, you should stop by.
  2. Histalkapalooza should be a blast this year at the bowling alley. CA will have a team competing.  I hate to brag but when I was nine I was in a league...I even had my own ball.  I had special shoes, but that had nothing to do with bowling.
  3. I have been going to HIMSS for a long time and New Orleans is always an interesting venue.  Good food, nightlife, the longest exhibit hall in the known universe.  I have some recommendations below for the first time Nawlins HIMSS pilgrims.
  4. We have the same booth as last year, nestled behind the GE Healthcare villa.  Our booth number is 1463.
  5. We have a ton of awesome features in version 1.4 of our Symedical product to show off this year:
  • Symedical Knowledge Portal
  • Content distribution server
  • Reference Ontology Manager and subset designer
  • Term Enrichment module
  • The Sift Engine - targeted language processing
  • Symedical Smart Search and Nymble Search
  • Mapping on steroids
    • New mapping algorithms
    • Rule based, qualified maps
    • Consult windows - harness collective reasoning
    • Quick map agent - mapping has never been easier
  • Many other enhancements designed to change the way you acquire, manage, interoperate and distribute knowledge in your HIT architecture

I hope to see you there and if you say "Charlie sent me" at the booth there is a special give away just for you.  (Supplies are limited so get there early).

Recommendations for your New Orleans HIMSS visit:


If you like a down home breakfast, and don't mind standing in line for a few minutes, I strongly recommend “Mothers” at 401 Poydras street.  They are known for their baked ham but their breakfast is awesome.  It is walkable from the convention center.


If you have the time and stamina to extract yourself from the convention center for lunch I recommend "Mulate’s". It is right across the street from the convention center and it is good and not expensive (compared to the outrageous prices for typical convention hall fare)

Fine Dining

Arnauds is described as the ultimate cajun dining experience.  It is a bit pricey, but I have never had a bad meal there.

24/7 Eats

It is New Orleans and you should be getting your rest so that you can pay attention to those fascinating sessions... but I kow you better than that.  Daisy Dukes is open 24/7 and there are free refills on coffee and Bloody Mary's!! (do you know where your CTO is?)

Night Life

Pat Obriens is an atypical piano bar off of Bourbon street that is a lot of fun. I am not much of a drinker but I know a few... And they highly recommend it.  It is loud and packed and irreverent.  Much like Clinical Architecture HQ with more pianos.

Coffee and “Donuts”

If you have never been to New Orleans you should definitely go to Cafe Du Monde. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French-style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar.

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