For those who cannot attend the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans from March 3 to March 7, there is another option: HIMSS13 Online.

The HIMSS13 Online provides wannabe attendees the option to have a rich virtual experience. From March 3 to March 7, HIMSS will host an online event, paralleling the physical event. It will feature educational offerings on demand, as well as live streaming video from the HIMSS exhibition floor.

From a desk or the comfort of home, digital attendees can view sessions that address IT topics, patient safety, and patient privacy. On March 6, they can watch a live broadcast of Bill Clinton’s keynote speech. This virtual option can also be ideal for those who attend the conference but want to check out sessions they missed (or re-watch sessions they really liked). The cost for HIMSS online is $39.

Visit the HIMSS website for more information on the annual conference and online program.