By Julie Spitzer, Becker’s Hospital Review | February 8, 2019
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference will take place Feb. 11-15 in Orlando, Fla.
Six things to know before HIMSS19:
- The conference will showcase more than 300 education sessions, 1,300 vendors and 45,000 health information and technology experts.
- Some of the conference’s tracks are: clinical informatics and clinical engagement; disruptive care models; user experience, usability and user centered design; and innovation, entrepreneurship and venture investment.
- An “interoperability showcase” designed to display promising inventions and successes in healthcare interoperability will feature roughly 20 demonstration areas, an education theater and product marketplace
- Attendees can sit in on a rapid-fire pitch competition for vetted Series A health tech companies at an event dubbed Health 2.0’s VentureConnect.
- One new event this year is the “pharma forum,” which will explore the current state of the pharmaceutical industry, payer-provider collaborations and issues related to healthy aging.
- The opening keynote panel address, slated for Feb.12 at 8:30 a.m., is titled “Will Consumer-Directed Exchange Disrupt the Healthcare Marketplace?” The discussion will be moderated by HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf and panelists will include: CareJourney President Aneesh Chopra; Former National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD; Leavitt Partners founder Michael Leavitt; and CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
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