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Monday, March 5th the 2013 HIMSS conference exhibition hall opened in the afternoon. 32,000+ healthcare professionals are expected this year in New Orleans this week. During the first day Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health System was the keynote speaker.

The afternoon brought a variety of meetings, ranging from technology analysts, multiple Biscom customers looking to expand their fax operations or inquire about Biscom’s capabilities in the secure file transfer area.

Many hospitals and government institutions are still using FTP sites to transfer files and are beginning to realize the broad user ease of use and security benefits of secure file transfer software which helps with more robust HIPAA regulation compliance. There were also potential partnership discussions with companies that would like to deploy a more robust fax infrustructure.

The evening’s activities included a “TweetnMeet” event hosted by Search Health IT which was attended by a mixture of Health IT firms, editors, and PR agencies.