The most awaited annual global healthcare conference and exhibition; HIMSS19, is going to be held in Orlando from February 11th to February 15th at the Orange County Convention Centre. The renowned healthcare IT conference will be held under the theme; Champions of Health Unite. The theme represents the huge gathering of 45000+ healthcare industry stakeholders, medical professionals, IT experts, physicians, nurses and a great number of healthcare software vendors all under one roof.

HIMSS 2019 will provide these Champions of Health an opportunity to interact with who is who in the healthcare industry. The crux of the 5-day event will be an unmatched inspiration, education, innovation, and collaboration. World famous leaders and innovators in healthcare will share their knowledge on more than 24 healthcare related topics in 300+ sessions. All the latest healthcare policy updates and changes will be announced during the conference.

This year more than 1300 healthcare solution companies including software giants like Athenahealth EMR Software, Allscripts Professional EHR Software, EPIC EHR Software, NextGen Healthcare Software, and many others will showcase their products integrated with so many new features like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning, IoT, Virtual Reality etc. The exhibit floor of HIMSS Global Conference 2019 will aid physicians in choosing their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software for the upcoming year.

HIMSS19 Guide for Physicians

EMRFinder has tailored a guide specifically for doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2019 or commonly known as HIMSS:

Clinical Executive Circle

This year HIMSS is organizing HIMSS Circle, an event which is aimed to highlight the diversity of attendees. It will be a curated conference experience will help those responsible for making health information platform work with the practice’s IT staff.

Apart from this, HIMSS also has separate Physicians and Nurses Circle that will bring together healthcare physicians and informatics nurses to connect and interact with their colleagues, fellow physicians, world-famous healthcare leaders etc. This will give the attendees an opportunity to ensure that their ROI in health information and technology gives the best possible results.

Roundtable Conferences

HIMSS19 will also host two roundtable conferences during the 5-day event. The details of the roundtables are mentioned below:

Details CMIO Roundtable Nursing Informatics Roundtable
Date February 12th (Tuesday) February 13th (Wednesday)
Time 4:00 – 6:00PM ET 4:00 – 6:00PM ET
  • How EHR interoperability can support safer and more effective care?
  • How CMIOs can help their organizations develop thoughtful approaches as they shape their interoperability strategies?
  • Advancement of CNIOs and nursing informaticists as part of an integrated care team
Moderators Jim Jirjis, Managing Director, Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Molly McCarthy, Chief Nursing Officer Microsoft US Health & Life Sciences
  • Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Dr. Mark Pearce, a Forensic Psychiatrist at CAMH and Ontario Shores
  • Coray Tate, Vice President, Clinical Research, KLAS Enterprise
  • Whende Carroll, founder, Nurse Evolution
  • Ellen Pollack, CNIO at UCLA Health System
  • Karlene Kerfoot, CNO of GE Virence Healthcare

Educational Sessions

The attendees of HIMSS 2019 will have an opportunity to attend multiple educational sessions on more than 20 different topics, covering most of healthcare related areas and subjects.

ANA’s NursePitch

ANA and HIMSS have collaborated and announced the inaugural NursePitch at HIMSS Global Conference 2019 to advance nurse-led innovation in the industry. Christel Anderson, senior director of interoperability Initiatives at HIMSS said, “We are pleased to debut ANA’s NursePitch – a nurse focused pitch competition – at the HIMSS19 Global Conference. Through our collaboration with ANA we will be able to increase the voice, opportunity and visibility of the nursing audience in the digital health ecosystem by holding ‘nurse led’ and ‘nurse developed’ innovation.”

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 13th, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM ET in Lobby F right outside the Interoperability Showcase.

HIMSS Circle Ambassadors

During the week-long conference, HIMSS Circle Ambassadors will be present at all times to offer their guidance to the attendees. Dr. Ashwini Zenooz, SVP and GM for Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce will be the Clinical Executive Ambassador at HIMSS19. Dr. David Danhauer, Chief Medical Information Officer at Owensboro Health will serve as the Physician Ambassador, whereas Sophia Brown, RN Informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be the Informatics Nurse Ambassador.