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Venue

Sands Expo & Convention Center 201 Sands Avenue Las Vegas , Nevada 89169
Tel: (702) 733-5556
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HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition - Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society

Attendees

43,000

Exhibitors

1,233

Register

$795 - $1,495

Overview

Event Overview:

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

Exhibition

Experience thousands of products and services on the HIMSS exhibit floor. Don't miss the Interoperability Showcase, Knowledge Centers - powerhouses of education, product solutions, resources and industry experts.

About HIMSS

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information and technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 70,000 individual members, 630 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work through HIMSS to leverage the potential of digital health to improve both the health status of populations, as well as the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, National Health IT Week, HIMSS Innovation Center, HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™, HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, ConCert by HIMSS™, HIMSS Professional Communities, and HIMSS Chapters.

Agenda

Mar 5   

Registration: Convention Center & Hotels**

Registration: Airport**

6:45 am – 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

CIO Forum*
You must be a CHIME member to attend
at At Wynn Las Vegas
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cybersecurity Forum*
at Wynn Las Vegas
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Preconference Symposia & Programs* 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive IT Symposium* 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Nursing Informatics Symposium* 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
First Timers Conference Orientation 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
About HIMSS Orientation 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Opening Keynote 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
HIMSS18 Opening Reception 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

*Separate registration required

**Badge pick-up will be available at the Airport in baggage claim, in the hotel lobbies at the Venetian, Palazzo and Harrah's and in the Wynn meeting space. New registrations or changes can be completed at the Convention Center locations.

Mar 6   
Registration: Airport**

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration: Convention Center & Hotels** 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 8:30 am - 9:30 am
First Timers Conference Orientation 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
Exhibition Open 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Interoperability ShowcaseTM 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
For Students Only:  An Orientation  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Concurrent Education Sessions 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Concurrent Education Sessions 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Views From The Top Session: HIMSS CEO Addresses Leveraging Information and Technology to Minimize Health's Economic Challenges 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Communities Carnival 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Views From the Top Session 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Millennials Reception*
HEXX Kitchen + Bar, Paris Hotel 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

*Separate registration required

**Badge pick-up will be available at the Airport in baggage claim, in the hotel lobbies at the Venetian, Palazzo and Harrah's and in the Wynn meeting space. New registrations or changes can be completed at the Convention Center locations.

Mar 7   
Registration: Convention Center 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Career Fair*
at Wynn Las Vegas
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibition Open 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Interoperability ShowcaseTM 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 10:00 am – 11:00 am
About HIMSS Orientation Session 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
HIMSS Annual Business Meeting 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Exhibition Social Hour 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fellows Reception
By Invitation Only
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Views From the Top Session 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Women in HIT Reception*
Palazzo Pool Deck
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

*Separate registration required

**Badge pick-up will be available at the Airport in baggage claim, in the hotel lobbies at the Venetian, Palazzo and Harrah's and in the Wynn meeting space. New registrations or changes can be completed at the Convention Center locations.

Mar 8   
Registration: Convention Center 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Exhibition Open 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Interoperability ShowcaseTM 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Concurrent Education Sessions 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Concurrent Education Sessions 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Education Social Hour  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Views From the Top Session 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Awards Gala*
at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

*Separate registration required

**Badge pick-up will be available at the Airport in baggage claim, in the hotel lobbies at the Venetian, Palazzo and Harrah's and in the Wynn meeting space. New registrations or changes can be completed at the Convention Center locations.

Mar 9   
Registration: Convention Center 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Keynote Session   8:30 am - 10:00 am
Concurrent Education Sessions 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Concurrent Education Sessions 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Closing Keynote Speaker:
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr., Role Model, Sports Legend and Successful Entrepreneur
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

*Separate registration required

**Badge pick-up will be available at the Airport in baggage claim, in the hotel lobbies at the Venetian, Palazzo and Harrah's and in the Wynn meeting space. New registrations or changes can be completed at the Convention Center locations.

Keynote Speakers

Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman

Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google)

Technology for a Healthier Future: Modernization, Machine Learning, and Moonshots

5:00pm - 6:30pm Monday, March 5

Palazzo Ballroom

Machine learning and the cloud are fueling moonshots that are already changing how we fight disease and improve health for millions of people. But there’s still so much untapped potential. Healthcare is being transformed entirely, with each new technological breakthrough. During the opening keynote, Eric Schmidt will provide his perspectives on what we can do to speed up the progress and make sure technology is being put to its best use, making life better for people everywhere.

Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. He is responsible for the external matters of all of the holding company's businesses, including Google Inc., advising their CEOs and leadership on business and policy issues.

Eric joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, and as chairman from 2011-2015. Prior to Google, Eric held leadership roles at Novell and Sun Microsystems, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Eric is Chairman of the Department of Defense’s Innovation Board and was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Public Service by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

He is the co-author of The New Digital Age and How Google Works, and serves on the boards of the Mayo Clinic and the Broad Institute. He’s a Gulfstream pilot, and his philanthropic efforts through The Schmidt Family Foundation focus on climate change, including support of ocean and marine life studies at sea, as well as education, specifically cutting-edge research and technology in the natural sciences and engineering.

David Shulkin, MD

Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

It Takes a Community – Delivering 21st Century Coordinated Care for Those In and Out of Uniform

Friday, March 9 │ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

The Honorable David J. Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 13, 2017. During his HIMSS18 keynote, Secretary Shulkin will talk about medical care for veterans, as well as the changes and innovations occurring at the VA.

Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health for 18 months, leading the Nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans.

Before he began his service with VA, Dr. Shulkin held numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center, and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Shulkin has held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also held academic positions including Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Shulkin founded and served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the first consumer-oriented sources of information on quality and safety in healthcare.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Shulkin is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shulkin has been named as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare. He has also previously been named among the “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare.” He has been married to his wife, Dr. Merle Bari, for over 30 years. They are the parents of two grown children.

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono

Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Defense Health Headquarters

It Takes a Community – Delivering 21st Century Coordinated Care for Those In and Out of Uniform

Friday, March 9 │ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Vice Admiral Bono leads a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency enabling the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. During her HIMSS18 keynote, Vice Admiral Bono will discuss advancements in military health to ensure seamless data delivery and care coordination.

In support of an integrated, affordable, and high quality military health service, the DHA directs the execution of ten joint shared services to include the health plan (TRICARE), pharmacy, health Information Technology, research & acquisition, education & training, public health, medical logistics, facility management, budget resource management, and contracting. The DHA administers the TRICARE Health Plan providing worldwide medical, dental and pharmacy programs to more than 9.4 million uniformed service members, retirees and their families.

Vice Admiral Bono saw duty in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as head, Casualty Receiving, Fleet Hospital Five in Saudi Arabia from August 1990 to March 1991. Upon returning, she was stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a surgeon in the General Surgery department; surgical intensivist in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and attending surgeon at the Burn Trauma Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Her various appointed duties included division head of Trauma; head of the Ambulatory Procedures Department (APD); chair of the Laboratory Animal Care and  Use Committee; assistant head of the  Clinical Investigations and Research department; chair of the Medical Records Committee, and command intern coordinator.  She has also served as the specialty leader for Intern Matters to the Surgeon General of the Navy.

In addition to being a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Vice Admiral Bono Bono is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has an Executive MBA from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Her personal decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal (three), Legion of Merit Medal (four), Meritorious Service Medal (two), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (two).

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