What’s going on during #HIMSS18?

This website is a little project from the dotHealth team that was built to help the HIT community get the most out of the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas this year. Our goal is to provide a listing of all events (both official and unofficial) that are happening at and around the conference. Do you know of an event that the community should know about? Submit it here!

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BHI & BSN Conferences

Sunday 09:00 AM – Wednesday 05:00 PM Treasure Island Hotel IEEE

The IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) 2018 and the IEEE Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN) 2018, two premier flagship venues in the area of mHealth, health analytics and wearable computers, will be co-located this year along with the Health Information Management Systems Society Annual Conference (HIMSS) 2018.


Conference RSVP Paid / Public

Power Press Party

Sunday 05:30 PM – Sunday 08:15 PM Hyde at Bellagio Dennis Dailey

The Power Press Party is a gala event showcasing the latest, brightest and very best of the Health Information Technology industry for our special guests — widely acclaimed reporters, influential trade publishers, editors, social media ambassadors, and industry analysts.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Private

#pinksocks Meetup

Monday 03:00 PM – Monday 06:00 PM Money Plays #pinksocks Community

Dive bar? Absolutely! There will be pinksocks, smiles, darts, shuffleboard and hugs!


Meetup Free / Public

Updates and Streamlining: Let’s Talk About Most Wired

Tuesday 11:00 AM – Tuesday 12:00 PM CHIME Booth, Lobby C CHIME @CIOCHIME

CHIME is excited about all the changes happening with HealthCare’s Most Wired, from updating and streamlining to new and improved benchmarking reports. In this session, they’ll share all that they are doing with this important program.


Booth Event Free / Public

Physician Communication Meetup

Tuesday 11:00 AM – Tuesday 11:45 AM Voalte Booth #7131 Voalte

Coordinating communication among care teams is a challenge every hospital faces. One of the most difficult aspects is how to manage physician communication. Bringing physicians into the care team communication loop can improve care, lower costs and increase efficiency. Join a discussion about the challenges of physician communication and how to overcome them. Details here.


Meetup Free / Public

Consumer Solutions for a Positive, Healthier Patient Experience Meetup

Tuesday 12:50 PM – Tuesday 01:35 PM MEDITECH Booth #1360 MEDITECH

Do your patients feel connected to their physicians and other healthcare providers? Do they feel they are being listened to, and do they have access to the information they need to stay healthy and engaged? Join this meetup where we’ll discuss features like direct appointment booking, provider messaging, integration with wearables, online questionnaires, embedded video visits, and more. Details here


Meetup Free / Public

Accenture 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health

Tuesday 01:00 PM – Tuesday 02:00 PM Accenture Booth #7617 Accenture Health

Consumer use of digital tools to manage health continues to rise, and patients are getting more comfortable with the shift to digital. But this time, consumers said loud and clear that today’s healthcare team is Patients+Doctors+Machines. So exactly how comfortable are US consumers with new technology capabilities such as virtual health and artificial intelligence? Are they open to using intelligent technologies, sharing data and allowing a combination of man and machine to power a new model of healthcare? The Accenture team will tell us what they said.


Booth Event RSVP Free / Public

Upside Down Focus Group: Marketing and Selling to CIOs

Tuesday 01:30 PM – Tuesday 02:30 PM CHIME Booth, Lobby C CHIME Technologies, Inc.

Learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to marketing and selling to healthcare CIOs. This session will include insight from CHIME members Drex DeFord and Sarah Richardson, with a Q&A session to follow. Attendees will receive a handout with tips and tricks.


Booth Event Free / Public

#healthITchicks meetup

Tuesday 02:00 PM – Tuesday 02:45 PM HIMSS Spot, Level 2, Lobby C #healthITchicks

Join the #healthITchicks community for an audience-driven Q&A on how to create a career path that works best for your passions, experience, and goals. Stay afterwards for the annual photo!


Meetup RSVP Free / Public

Data Hygiene in Healthcare: The First Step to Getting Value Out of Your Data Meetup

Tuesday 02:00 PM – Tuesday 02:45 PM DellEMC Booth #3613 DellEMC

Digital transformation is happening in healthcare. With digitization, comes automation. With automation comes more applications. With more applications, comes more data. ‘Dirty data’ might cost you more than you realize…especially when it’s stored in legacy applications that are not managed well. Join the discussion and share your insights into this important topic. Details here


Meetup Free / Public

HIMSS Social Media Ambassador Meetup

Tuesday 03:00 PM – Tuesday 03:45 PM HIMSS Spot, Level 2, Lobby C HIMSS

This meetup organized by HIMSS will bring together the 20 social media ambassadors to talk about insights into healthcare IT, HIMSS18, and social media. Details here


Meetup Free / Public

Veta Health: Putting the “Care” back in Healthcare Happy Hour

Tuesday 04:00 PM – Tuesday 06:00 PM Mercato Della Pescheria Veta Health

Happy hour with industry thought leaders to discuss the impacts technology can have on the progression and development of how we think about providing care in non-traditional settings.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Beer, Wine & Conversation with Windstream Enterprise

Tuesday 04:00 PM – Thursday 06:00 PM Windstream Enterprise Booth #12222 Windstream Enterprise

Join Windstream Enterprise for a beverage and discover the ways they can help you harness the power of a business-aware cloud network to connect, communicate and collaborate more effectively.


Booth Event RSVP Free / Public

ACCE Awards Reception

Tuesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Lido 3105 Enlighted

Network with ACCE members and experts from the health technology management and medical device domain – all are welcome to attend this complimentary event! Each RSVP will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of a “Beats Studio 2 Wireless” headphones – must be present to win!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

EHI Party

Tuesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM The Venetian, Level 3, Lido 3104 EHI

Details about this event are not confirmed. Tweet us @dot_health if you know more!


Reception / Cocktail Hour Unknown

TN HIMSS Chapter Reception

Tuesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Gilley's Saloon at Treasure Island TN HIMSS

Enjoy a fun filled event at Gilley’s! There will be plenty of food, drinks, free bull riding, line dancing and giveaways! This is one reception you won’t want to miss! We hope to see you in your best country attire – don’t forget the rhinestones!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Canadian Reception

Tuesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 07:30 PM Lido Ballroom at The Venetian ITAC Health and the HIMSS North America

The Signature Social Event for Canadians and their guests that are attending HIMSS. As in the years past, there will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and there is no charge to attend – all are welcome – we look forward to seeing you there.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Optimum CUT Happy Hour

Tuesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 09:00 PM CUT at the Venetian Optimum Healthcare IT

Please join us at CUT Steakhouse on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, for some drinks, food, and networking. We are looking forward to seeing you there! RSVP required.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

PWC reception

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 07:30 PM CHICA at the Venetian PWC

Details about this event are not confirmed. Tweet us @dot_health if you know more!


Reception / Cocktail Hour Unknown

Health Transformer Hangout

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Invite Only StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes & Katya Hancock

Invitation only event hosted by Startup Health. We’re experiencing sincere FOMO.


Meetup Private

Data Innovation: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Meetup

Wednesday 11:00 AM – Wednesday 11:45 AM DellEMC Booth #3613 DellEMC

It’s no secret, the healthcare industry has an (over) abundance of data. Now that we have the data, how do we make it useful? How can we deploy machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies into driving better results in a healthcare environment? How do you take the data and make it actionable? We invite you to join the discussion on this hot topic. Details here


Meetup Free / Public

#HITsm and #hcldr Picture and Meetup

Wednesday 12:15 PM – Wednesday 12:45 PM Sands Lobby, Level 1, by the large HIMSS statue #HITsm and #hcldr

Join us by the massive HIMSS letters/statue/sign to take a community picture with the sign and then mix and mingle with members of the #HITsm and #hcldr communities. We’ll plan to take the picture about 12:30 and then the rest of the time we’ll just enjoy seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and finally meeting some people who feel like old friends that we’re just meeting for the first time.


Meetup Free / Public

Finding the Right Mix of Human and Tech in a United Communication Strategy Meetup

Wednesday 01:00 PM – Wednesday 01:45 PM Stericycle Booth #859 Stericycle Communication Solutions

Creating an effective unified communication strategy in healthcare requires an effective balance between human and tech. Do you prefer to call and schedule an appointment or schedule one online? The challenge in healthcare is the answer to that question depends on the patient. Join the discussion of an effective unified communication strategy that incorporates both humans and technology. Details here


Meetup Free / Public

Zayo Happy Hour

Wednesday 04:30 PM – Wednesday 05:30 PM Zayo Booth #12322 Zayo

Enjoy Colorado beer and delicious convention wine while touring a data center using VR!


Booth Event Free / Public

Quest Diagnostics Booth Reception

Wednesday 04:30 PM – Wednesday 06:00 PM Quest Diagnostics Booth #5450 Quest Diagnostics

Network with your peers and the Quest Diagnostics health IT team – including CIO, Lidia Fonseca.


Booth Event RSVP Free / Public

HIMSS VentureConnect Networking Reception

Wednesday 05:30 PM – Wednesday 07:00 PM CHICA at the Venetian HIMSS VentureConnect

Open to HIMSS VentureConnect attendees this exclusive reception will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and healthcare innovators for a special evening of drinks, food and networking. *This session is part of a special program called HIMSS VentureConnect. Extra fees and separate registration is required.


Reception / Cocktail Hour Private

Allscripts reception

Wednesday 06:00 PM – Wednesday 08:00 PM Tao Beach in Venetian Allscripts

Rumor has it Matthew Holt will be there. Details about this event are not confirmed. Tweet us @dot_health if you know more!


Reception / Cocktail Hour Unknown

New Media Meetup

Wednesday 06:00 PM – Wednesday 08:00 PM Señor Frogs @ Treasure Island CareCognitics

A unique meetup that brings together healthcare IT bloggers, media professionals, tweeters, and other social media influencers at the mecca of Healthcare IT conferences. Please register each individual and please ONLY register people you know are coming. Space is limited so don’t register if you’re not going to come. Thanks!


Meetup RSVP Free / Public

Optimum Public House Happy Hour

Wednesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 09:00 PM Public House at the Venetian Optimum Healthcare IT

Please join us at Public House for some drinks, food, and networking. We are looking forward to seeing you there! RSVP Required.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Nordic’s Reception

Wednesday 06:30 PM – Wednesday 10:00 PM Mr. Chow Nordic

Sin City can be exhausting, so join us for a relaxing evening of drinks and appetizers at Nordic’s reception. Guests are welcome – but please RSVP.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Google Cloud reception

Wednesday 07:00 PM – Wednesday 09:00 PM Hyde Lounge at Bellagio Google Cloud

Details about this event are not confirmed. Tweet us @dot_health if you know more!


Reception / Cocktail Hour Unknown

Salesforce Trailblazer Awards & Celebration

Wednesday 08:00 PM – Wednesday 11:00 PM Private - RSVP for info Salesforce

Salesforce is bringing the trailblazing momentum of Dreamforce to Las Vegas and celebrating HIMSS18 in a big way. Fill out the RSVP form to request priority access to this exclusive celebration featuring:

  • Complimentary cocktails and delicious food
  • Private concert featuring special musical guests
  • And many more surprises throughout the night

Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Private

Accenture Health reception

Wednesday 08:00 PM – Wednesday 10:00 PM Chateau Rooftop, Paris Accenture Health

Details about this event are not confirmed. Tweet us @dot_health if you know more!


Reception / Cocktail Hour Unknown

“The Walking Gallery” Mural Discussion

Thursday 10:00 AM – Thursday 04:00 PM Oneview Booth #7315 Oneview Healthcare

Art gives voice to patients at #HIMSS18: @ReginaHolliday will be painting a mural to show how HIT empowers patients. Stop by on Thursday to share your perspectives!


Booth Event Free / Public

How AI Will Impact the Patient Experience Meetup

Thursday 10:00 AM – Thursday 10:45 AM Pegasystems Booth #11336 Pegasystems

We’re seeing AI (Artificial Intelligence) applied throughout healthcare, but one of the most exciting areas we’re seeing AI make a difference is in the patient experience. What do patients expect? How can AI be used to meet patients expectations? What are the benefits and challenges of using AI with patients? Join us as we look at the impact AI will have on the patient experience. Details here


Meetup Free / Public