What’s going on during #HIMSS19?

This website is a little project from the dotHealth team that was built to help the HIT community get the most out of the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando 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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Power Press Party

Sunday 05:30 PM – Sunday 08:15 PM The Oceanaire Power Press Media

The Power Press Party is an invitation-only gala event showcasing the latest, brightest and very best of the healthcare 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

Fun Run!

Monday 07:00 AM – Monday 08:00 AM Hyatt Regency Orlando B-Line Diner Sharp Index

If you want to come run we have a sign up for that. If you want to buy absolution from guilt we have a sign up for that as well. Run or don’t and help the cause of reducing physician burnout.


Other RSVP Free / Public

NHIT Summit

Monday 09:00 AM – Monday 04:00 PM Orange County Convention Center National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved

This one day engagement program will be comprised of health executives, innovators and world-class thought leadership convening to discuss and develop actionable solutions to enhance the value and benefit to minority and underserved populations, and to reduce health disparities.


Conference RSVP Paid / Public

GC3 Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama HIMSS Chapters Reception

Monday 07:00 PM – Monday 09:00 PM Copper Canyon Grill HIMSS Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Chapters

Limited complimentary passes are available to provider and eduation organizations from each chapter. Contact your chapter for more information.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Chapter Happy Hour

Monday 07:00 PM – Monday 10:00 PM The Pub Orlando CSO HIMSS Chapter

CSO HIMSS is pleased to host a Happy Hour at HIMSS 2019 at The Pub on International Drive. The sponsors who have graciously supported our chapter for this event is AHEAD along with DellEMC.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

SoCal HIMSS Chapter Reception

Monday 09:00 PM – Monday 11:00 PM Rocks Lounge / Hyatt Regency HIMSS Southern California Chapter

Please join your SoCal colleagues for a reception at HIMSS19. Space is limited!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Presentation with Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

Tuesday 10:30 AM – Tuesday 11:30 AM Vital Booth 5959 Vital

Hear from Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, a national leader in healthcare technology, on building the foundation for true interoperability.


Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

Embracing Social Determinants (SDoH) for Highly-Integrated, Coordinated Care

Tuesday 10:30 AM – Tuesday 11:30 AM NextGate Booth #926 HealthcareScene + NextGate

SDoH (Social Determinants of Health) is one of the more important topics in healthcare right now. It’s become such an important topic as healthcare organizations start getting paid based on how well they take care of a population of patients as opposed to getting paid for the services they render. Join our panel of experts as we have an open discussion on how organizations can use social determinant data. We’ll talk about the practical challenges associated with SDoH and where we see SDoH really making a difference.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Practical Use Cases for AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare

Tuesday 11:00 AM – Tuesday 12:00 PM InterSystems Booth #1559 Intersystems
Practical Use Cases for AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare with Eric Widen from HBI Solutions. Join in person or via Tweetup!

Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

Lunch & Learn: Optimizing Outcomes with Real-Time Data Harmonization

Tuesday 11:15 AM – Tuesday 12:15 PM Orange County CC - Room 203B Optimum Healthcare IT

Presented by Rebecca Manne – Executive VP, Training and Activation – Optimum Healthcare IT.


Speaker event RSVP Free / Public

The Nurses’ Voice: Incorporating Nurse Feedback to Improve Care

Tuesday 12:30 PM – Tuesday 01:30 PM MEDITECH Booth #3921 HealthcareScene + MEDITECH

Far too often in health IT we talk about the doctors, but not enough about the nurses who are some of the most important healthcare IT users. We’re planning to help remedy that problem at this great meetup focused on The Nurses Voice. Join our expert panel for a well-rounded discussion about the role of nurses in healthcare IT. We’ll discuss how to incorporate nurses in the work we do and examples of how we can better collaborate with nurses to deliver safer care and better engage patients.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Living in a Multi-Cloud World: How do you control the data sprawl – from acquisition to action?

Tuesday 02:00 PM – Tuesday 03:00 PM DellEMC Booth #3159 HealthcareScene + DellEMC

The reality of every healthcare CIO is that they have multiple systems in the cloud. In fact, most organizations are deploying a mix of private and public clouds across their organization. At this meetup, we’ll discuss how to best manage the data sprawl that’s happening as organizations move to the cloud. Come and join the discussion about living in a multi-cloud world and how you and your organization can deal with the costs and challenges associated with it.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Clinical Communication As a Competitive Advantage: Best Practices for Texting, Voice Calls and Alarms/Alerts

Tuesday 03:00 PM – Tuesday 04:00 PM Voalte Booth #2287 HealthcareScene + Voalte

Is your communication system a competitive advantage or a disadvantage to your organization? Improving clinical communication has been shown to lower costs, improve care, and reduce staff frustration and yet many don’t make it a priority. Join our panel of clinicians to discuss healthcare communication best practices. Walk away with practical tactics you can use to improve clinical communication in your organization.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Using the EHR hands-free with wearable technology

Tuesday 03:15 PM – Tuesday 03:35 PM Healthcare of the Future - Booth 5359 seeCOLe

seeCOLe (see Clinical data On Lens) is an augmented reality wearable health app that allows Clinicians to navigate and document in the electronic health record hands-free using voice commands or the tip of the finger. Creator Carl Anthony Osborne will introduce and demo the 2018 Cerner code app challenge solution with Google Glass and Vuzix Blade.


Booth Event Paid / Public

Wine & Cheese with Samsung

Tuesday 04:00 PM – Tuesday 05:00 PM Samsung Lounge - Room W224 H Samsung

Take a break from the HIMSS expo floor with Samsung – wine, cheese, and snacks.


Reception / Cocktail Hour Paid / Public

Official #HIMSS19 Social Media Ambassador Meetup

Tuesday 04:00 PM – Tuesday 04:45 PM HIMSS Spot HIMSS

Get a pulse on trends and compelling innovations seen and heard at HIMSS19 from the Social Media Ambassadors. Learn about HIMSS’s plans for the program in 2019. Network with the Ambassadors and other colleagues.


Meetup RSVP Free / Public

Zayo Group Happy Hour

Tuesday 04:30 PM – Tuesday 06:00 PM Zayo Group Booth 4297 Zayo Group

Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

Northern California HIMSS Chapter Reception

Tuesday 04:30 PM – Tuesday 06:00 PM NTT Data Booth #3103 Northern California HIMSS Chapter

Join your Northern California Chapter colleagues for this annual get-together to renew old friendships and establish new ones. Hot appetizers and beer and wine will be provided. This event always sells out so register today to secure your spot!


Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

New England HIMSS Chapter Social

Tuesday 04:30 PM – Tuesday 06:00 PM InterSystems Booth #1559 New England HIMSS

Join us at #HIMSS19 in the InterSystems Booth #1559 for some light refreshments and drinks. RSVP required.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

PinkSocks Meetup

Tuesday 04:30 PM – Tuesday 05:30 PM Orena Dive Bar #PinkSocks

…pool tables, ping pong, & hugs!


Meetup RSVP Free / Public

TN HIMSS Chapter Reception

Tuesday 05:30 PM – Tuesday 07:30 PM The Pub Orlando TN HIMSS

With over 1900 members, TN HIMSS is one of the largest HIMSS chapters in the country. Our reception is the perfect place to network with our board members, sponsors and chapter members alike. This is also a great time to learn more about our chapter, annual events and how you can get engaged!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Back to the Future of Healthcare IT

Tuesday 06:00 PM – Tuesday 09:00 PM Marlow's Tavern - Pointe Orlando Pivot Point Consulting

Join us for a trip back in time. Snap a photo with Doc & Marty and their DeLorean time machine, witness the King of Pop moonwalk across the tavern floor, and mingle with our larger-than-life robot pals, the Lumitrons. NO VENDORS PLEASE.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Party with Nutanix

Tuesday 06:15 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Undisclosed Nutanix

Stop by the #Nutanix booth #5170 for your exclusive invitation to our hospitality event!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Private

Upper Great Plains HIMSS Reception

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 08:30 PM Señor Frog's Upper Great Plains HIMSS Chapters

The Upper Great Plains HIMSS Chapters invite you to join them for this annual reception at HIMSS19 in Orlando! Meet members and boards of the Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota Chapters of HIMSS.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Central & North Florida HIMSS Chapter Reception

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Hard Rock Cafe CNFL HIMSS

Join CNFL HIMSS at HIMSS National 2019 at our exclusive Chapter Reception. Enjoy music, good eats and libations (2 Premium Drink Tickets) while you network with leaders, catch up with old friends and make new connections.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Millennials Reception

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Rosen Centre Hotel Pool Deck HIMSS

The Millennials Reception is back by popular demand. This reception offers a fun opportunity for millennials and young professionals to connect with one another, while also giving back to the community. Join us at this after-hours reception. All are welcome!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Coretek TopGolf Event

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 09:30 PM TopGolf Orlando Coretek, IGEL, and Printerlogic

The bar will be open and a wonderful dinner buffet will be served the entire time. Come to network and enjoy great conversations with your peers… no prior golf experience required!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

Women in Health IT Networking Reception

Tuesday 06:30 PM – Tuesday 08:00 PM Hyatt – Regency R HIMSS

Be a part of the industry’s most powerful gathering of women innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs shaping and transforming health through technology today. Share stories, recognize and celebrate your peers – form valuable connections that will last a lifetime. Come join your female colleagues for cocktails, networking and thought leadership at one of HIMSS19’s most popular events.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

VR Panoramic Views High Over Orlando – Exhibitor Highlights

Tuesday 07:00 PM – Tuesday 09:00 PM Online VR Experience AltspaceVR

Take in incredible views via VR from high over Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, and cover Exhibitor Highlights from some of the 1400 exhibitors at HIMSS19. RSVP for connection details.


Other RSVP Free / Public

Colorado HIMSS Chapter Reception

Tuesday 07:30 PM – Tuesday 09:30 PM Cuba Libre CHIMSS

Join Colorado HIMSS Chapter as we celebrate our Chapter during HIMSS19. Drinks and heavy Hors d’Oeuvres will be served.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Paid / Public

Salesforce Trailblazer Awards & Celebration

Tuesday 07:30 PM – Tuesday 11:00 PM BB King's Blues Club Salesforce Health Cloud

We’re celebrating Healthcare Trailblazers with complimentary drinks, small bites and a private concert. Space is limited so fill out the quick form to secure your spot today!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Free / Public

BD and HIMSS Analytics Breakfast Event

Wednesday 07:00 AM – Wednesday 08:30 AM Hyatt Regency BD + HIMSS Analytics

Please join the HIMSS Analytics and BD teams to learn more about the HIMSS Medication Management Index, a new technology index offered by HIMSS Analytics to provide insight into the progress hospital and healthcare systems are making to digitally transform operations and deliver value to both clinicians and patients.


Other RSVP Paid / Public

The Promise of Healthcare IoT: Is IoT generating a lot of noise or actual value in healthcare today?

Wednesday 10:00 AM – Wednesday 11:00 AM DellEMC Booth #3159 HealthcareScene + DellEMC

We’re seeing IoT (Internet of Things) pop up all over the full continuum of patient care. The challenge most organizations have is knowing where IoT is really making a difference and where it’s just noise. Plus, how should an IT organization manage all these new devices? Our expert panel will lead a discussion on IoT in healthcare. We’ll dive into the question of where IoT is really useful and how healthcare organizations can be prepared for this deluge of health data and devices.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Delaware Valley HIMSS Chapter Networking Lunch

Wednesday 11:00 AM – Wednesday 01:00 PM Rosen Centre Hotel - Signature 2 Delaware Valley HIMSS

Please join us, along with your colleagues from Central PA and Western PA HIMSS chapters for lunch, networking, and an informative talk from Karen Murphy, PhD, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Founding Director, Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Geisinger.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

From the Boardroom to the Endpoint: Rethinking our Approach to Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Wednesday 11:30 AM – Wednesday 12:30 PM Atos Booth #2979 HealthcareScene + Atos

Security incidents happen, but you can minimize your risk of an incident and improve your response and recovery time. Join our panel of experts for a discussion on how you should approach your cybersecurity strategy. What are some ways to lower costs? What should be the key focus areas when working on healthcare cybersecurity? Come and learn a comprehensive strategy that can help your organization reduce security incidents and be prepared if (and most would say when) they happen.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

#HITsm and #hcldr Picture Meetup

Wednesday 01:00 PM – Wednesday 01:30 PM Hall B Lobby HealthcareScene

This year we decided to keep things really simple for our #HITsm and #hcldr meetup at HIMSS 2019. Join us in the lobby outside Hall B to take a community picture and then mix and mingle with members of the #HITsm and #hcldr communities. We’ll plan to take the picture just after 1:00 PM so plan to show up early if you want to be in the picture. If you show up early, you can start connecting with the community before we take the picture as well. We look forward to 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. (Outside the Entrance to Hall B on the 1st Floor, Below the Bridge to the Hyatt)


Meetup RSVP Free / Public

Cloud Analytics: A Fast Lane to Enable Real-World Evidence with Mercy

Wednesday 01:30 PM – Wednesday 02:30 PM SAP Booth #2332 HealthcareScene + SAP

Everyone talks about healthcare analytics, but Mercy has had some real success. Join a discussion around the ways EHR benchmarking using data from Epic has provided real-world evidence that uncovers cost savings, improves outcomes, and creates new revenue streams. Come and hear the practical examples of using cloud-based analytics to improve your healthcare organization.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Digital and Physical Security: Practical Things You Can Do Today

Wednesday 03:00 PM – Wednesday 04:00 PM Fortinet Booth #821 HealthcareScene + Fortinet

A lot of attention is paid to digital security, but along with digital security, you also need to address physical security. The two go hand in hand, so at this meetup, we’ll be discussing the convergence of the two. We’ll hear practical things you can do today from our panel of experts. Come and join the discussion about the practical ways your organization can improve its digital and physical security.


Meetup RSVP Paid / Public

Wine & Cheese with Samsung

Wednesday 04:00 PM – Wednesday 05:00 PM Samsung Lounge - Room W224 H Samsung

Take a break from the HIMSS expo floor with Samsung – wine, cheese, and snacks.


Reception / Cocktail Hour Paid / Public

Happy Hour with Sirius + NetApp

Wednesday 04:00 PM – Wednesday 04:00 PM NetApp Booth #2779 Sirius + NetApp

Unwind from HIMSS19 with a scotch tasting and learn the techniques, casking, and flavor profiles from a scotch expert. Strike up a conversation with some of the most talented people in healthcare tech.


Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter Reception

Wednesday 04:30 PM – Wednesday 06:00 PM GHR Technology Booth #7567 GHR Technology

Join NOHIMSS for a meetup at HIMSS National. It would be nice to see some familiar faces in Orlando.


Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

Cocktails and Comfort

Wednesday 05:00 PM – Wednesday 07:00 PM Vines Grille & Wine Bar Holon Solutions + Sharp Index

Stop in to take a break from #HIMSS19 and have a cocktail with Holon Solutions and the Sharp Index. Write a handwritten note of gratitude to physicians while you relax.


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Private

A.R.G.H., Matey! (Augmented, Respectful, Guaranteed Health IT)

Wednesday 07:00 PM – Wednesday 09:00 PM Online VR Experience AltspaceVR

Join via VR at Pirate Cove theme park to discuss Automated, Respectful, Guaranteed Health IT: A.R.G.H.! Bring your best pirate brogue to declaim your opinions from Speaker’s Rock. Gather near Ye Old Twitter Tea House. Add your selfie to the Selfie Salon. Talk shop on the Workflow Walkway. Admire the HIMSS19 Hall of Hashtags! Hunt for Easter Eggs. And, if you dare, walk the plank! (Not kidding, it’s a freaky experience!). RSVP for connection details.


Other RSVP Free / Public

MEDITECH Customer Appreciation Event

Wednesday 07:00 PM – Wednesday 10:00 PM Private MEDITECH

MEDITECH Customers, sign up for our Customer Appreciation event for a night of food, music, and fun!


Reception / Cocktail Hour RSVP Private

FemTech Meetup

Thursday 09:30 AM – Thursday 10:30 AM Circle Room W312C Estrella Jaramillo, Cofounder of B-wom and Femtech Contributor for ForbesWomen

Femtech is one of the fastest growing segments in health tech and is said to reach 50B by 2025. If you are a female entrepreneur, corporate partner, thought leader or big supporter of the field of tech/innovation and women’s health, join the conversation!

  • Fundamentals of the Femtech Industry
  • How to work together to accelerate growth and streamline integration with healthcare stakeholders
  • Breaking down barriers

Bring your thoughts and experiences, and network with women aligned with your values and vision! RSVP to: estrella@b-wom.com


Meetup Private

Health Information Exchange in the Real World

Thursday 10:30 AM – Thursday 11:30 AM eMedApps Booth 5185 eMedApps

Booth Event Paid / Public

Reducing Physician Suicide: A snapshot of where we are

Thursday 03:30 PM – Thursday 04:15 PM Qlik Healthcare Booth 1871 Qlik Healthcare

Suicide is on track to become one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The rates are going the wrong way. Physicians are especially at risk for dying by suicide. If our healthcare healers are dying how will our patients heal? Come meet with the Qlik Healthcare and Sharp Index team talking about physician suicide and our work to visualize physician well being.


Booth Event RSVP Paid / Public

VR Wrap Party! #HIMSS19 Hoops! Frisbee! Burgers! Fireworks!

Thursday 07:00 PM – Thursday 09:00 PM Online VR Experience AltspaceVR

VR event via “Interactables” – we’ll shoot hoops, throw frisbees, grill burgers, and shoot off fireworks! RSVP for connection details.


Other RSVP Free / Public