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As global technology continues to evolve, so does the healthcare industry’s appetite for heightened connectivity and interoperability, which empower healthcare organizations to streamline patient care delivery and provide more efficient, better-quality care. According to data compiled by Health IT Dashboard, 96 percent of all non-federal acute care hospitals possessed certified health IT in 2017. But widespread health IT adoption aside, facilities must not rest on their initial investments to see them through the next decade – or potentially even the next few years. In order to compete in this ever-evolving landscape, the healthcare industry must be willing to collaborate and take an active role in its IT implementation.

To support this mission, we’ve compiled a list of the 52 best health IT conferences to attend in 2019. These events are designed to connect healthcare professionals working in a variety of unique disciplines, touching on hot-button topics for today’s healthcare organizations, from connectivity to interoperability, digital health apps, cybersecurity, the rise of blockchain (and its potential to impact the healthcare industry), Artificial Intelligence, and other health IT trends and innovations. To make it easier for you to plan your conference attendance schedule for 2019, we’ve grouped our picks for the 52 must-attend health IT conferences below by quarter:

1st Quarter Health IT Conferences

1. Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency
January 29-30, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency

The Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency conference is gearing up for its sixth year of educating and collaborating with healthcare data professionals on a variety of issues, such as global disclosure mandates, data sharing, patient privacy, lay summaries, and data and document anonymization. Hosted by CBI, this event also includes an agenda that is jam-packed with various boot camps and engaging roundtables. CBI’s Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Center City in Philadelphia.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Life Science Companies: $2,299 (Standard Rate), $2,399 (Onsite)
  • Vendors/Consultants/Service Providers: $2,399 (Standard Rate), $2,499 (Onsite)

2. Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit
January 30-February 1, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit

Those working in the field of healthcare and health IT know that connectivity continues to be a pressing issue for the industry. Fortunately, the Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit, a three-day event, aims to help healthcare organizations achieve better connectivity. The event encompasses everything from operational best practices to assessing the ROI of emerging technologies. This conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

February 10-11, 2019
Orlando, FL


The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, better known as CHIME, along with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, better known as HIMSS, are holding the 2019 CIO Forum in mid-February. Organized as a series of collaborative workshops, talks, and informative sessions, this conference aims to bring even the most connected facilities and practitioners into the new age of fully-digitized care. The CHIME HIMSS CIO Forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Cost to Attend: $450 (must be a CHIME member to attend)

4. HiMSS
February 11-15, 2019
Orlando, FL


Another conference organized by HIMSS, HIMSS19 Champions of Health Unite is a five-day event that introduces the healthcare community to some of the most tech-savvy healthcare facilitators today. Participants get the chance to meet with a variety of speakers working in a wide range of roles, including C-suite executives, administrators, caregivers, IT professionals, and many more. HIMMS19 is set to attract a whopping 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries, making it one of the most-attended healthcare IT events in the world. This conference will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Cost to Attend:

  • HIMMS Member: $1,225
  • Non-Member: $1,325
  • Conference + Health 2.0 VentureConnect Member Bundle: $1,575
  • Conference + Health 2.0 VentureConnect Non-Member Bundle: $1,675
  • Collaborator: $1,225
  • Government: $825
  • Student: $175
  • Single Day: $675
  • Thursday Exhibit Hall Only: $525

5. IBM THINK 2019
February 12-15, 2019
San Francisco, CA


IBM THINK 2019 is the premier event for healthcare IT professionals aiming to get their hands on the very latest available and emerging technologies that will be shaping the field in the years to come. The four-day, San Francisco-based event includes a fully-customizable schedule that brings attendees to 15 of the most iconic locations in the famed city, including the Moscone Center, Union Square, the St. Regis, and more.

Cost to Attend: $2,295

6. SCOPE Summit
February 18-21, 2019
Orlando, FL

SCOPE Summit

SCOPE Summit, otherwise known as the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives, is a four-day, Orlando-based event that aims to bring together the best and brightest working in the industry today. The Summit consists of a series of breakout sessions, Q&As, and keynote sessions which center around timely topics, such as data strategy and analytics, AI, risk-based monitoring, patient engagement, and much more. SCOPE Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Commercial: $1,999
  • Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated: $1,029

7. Digital Health & Care: Annual Conference & Awards
February 20-21, 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland

Digital Health & Care: Annual Conference & Awards

This year’s Digital Health and Care: Annual Conference and Awards will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, a scenic backdrop for the 300+ delegate event. The two-day conference features a diverse mix of programs which includes networking and educational opportunities for those working in health, care, housing, and the 3rd sector. This event will be held at the celebrated Dynamic Earth venue in Edinburgh.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

8. Semantic Technology Conference
March 7-10, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Semantic Technology Conference

Experts in the field say that semantic-based technology could be one of the biggest trends of the upcoming decade, a prediction which is the basis for the Semantic Technology Conference. This event gathers together a wide range of professionals, both inside and outside of healthcare IT, including CTOs and architects, product managers, data analysts, venture capitalists, software developers, and academics and researchers. The Semantic Technology Conference will be held at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Entire Event: $1,495 (before January 31), $1,595 (after January 31)
  • Conference Only: $1,195 (before January 31), $1,295 (after January 31)
  • Tutorial Day Only: $1,195 (before January 31), $1,295 (after January 31)
  • Entire Event (Academic Rate): $895 (before January 31), $995 (after January 31)
  • Conference Only (Academic Rate): $795 (before January 31), $895 (after January 31)

9. SXSW Health & MedTech Expo
March 8-12, 2019
Austin, TX

SXSW Health & MedTech Expo

Perhaps one of the most high-profile additions to our list is the SXSW Health and MedTech Expo, a sub-event of the famed SXSW music, interactive, and film festival. As part of the Interactive Track, Health and MedTech Expo participants get the chance to meet, network, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in health IT. Topics range from connectivity to interoperability, patient experience, and beyond. The SXSW Health and MedTech Expo will be held at various locations in the Downtown Austin area.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Platinum Badge: $1,550
  • Interactive Badge: $1,225

10. RISE Nashville
March 17-19, 2019
Nashville, TN

RISE Nashville

The 13th Annual RISE Nashville Summit describes itself as being the “#1 trusted source for risk adjustment, quality, Stars and beyond.” Its comprehensive agenda includes over 40 sessions that focus in on the most pressing and timely topics facing today’s industry, such as payer-provider collaboration, advanced analytics, policy update strategy, and much more. The conference’s attendees consist of a healthy mixture of quality specialists, vice presidents, directors, risk adjustment specialists, and coding specialists. The 13th Annual RISE Nashville Summit will be held at the Gaylord Opryland.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Government and Community Service: $1,295 (Standard), $1,495 (Onsite)
  • Health Plans and Providers: $1,995 (Standard), $2,195 (Onsite)
  • Service Providers and Consultants: $2,795 (Standard), $2,995 (Onsite)

11. State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
March 18-20, 2019
Baltimore, MD

State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

This year’s State Healthcare IT Connect Summit is celebrating its 10th year of educating and joining together the most innovative minds in the field. The main topic for this spring conference is how interoperability and data governance are shaping the way the industry handles its most important tasks, like privacy, security, compliance issues, and more. All workshops, roundtables, and focus groups are organized into six, highly-specific tracks for the most specialized professionals. The 10th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Federal, State, and Local Government: FREE
  • Media: FREE
  • Regular Rate (Payers and Providers): $795
  • Regular Rate (Industry): $995

12. AMIA Informatics Summit
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA

AMIA Informatics Summit

Informatics firm AMIA is hosting the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit, a four-day event that takes attendees into a deep dive on the topics of Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Implementation Informatics, and Data Science. Organizers describe creating an atmosphere with “a relaxed ambiance” which will inspire participants to collaborate and connect. This event is tailor-made for students, teachers, researchers, and vendors working in the field of health IT. It will be held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.

Cost to Attend:

  • Member: $975 (by 2/21), $1,072 (by 2/22-3/14), $1,175 (by 3/14)
  • Non-Member: $1,330 (by 2/21), $1,330 (by 2/22-3/14), $1,430 (by 3/14)
  • Student Member: $495 (by 2/21), $545 (by 2/22-3/14), $595 (by 3/14)
  • Student Non-Member: $595 (by 2/21), $595 (by 2/22-3/14), $695 (by 3/14)
  • Author Member: $1,280 (by 2/21), $1,280 (by 2/22-3/14), $1,380 (by 3/14)

13. Health Datapalooza
March 27-28, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Health Datapalooza

Although its name may be splashy, the 2019 Health Datapalooza Conference is an event that outlines the most critical current and emerging innovations shaping the health IT sector today. Now in its 10th year, the conference has one of the most impressive and distinct speaker schedules of 2019; its list includes individuals working in network, provider, non-profit, startup, and government roles. The 2019 Health Datapalooza Conference will take place at the Washington Hilton in our nation’s capital.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

2nd Quarter Health IT Conferences

14. Hospital & Healthcare IT Conference
April 1-3, 2019
Anaheim, CA

The 2019 Hospital and Healthcare IT Conference is a peer-to-peer based event that is geared towards executive-level hospital and healthcare providers, allowing for one of the truest, most well-matched networking opportunities of the year. In addition to educational and collaborative sessions, participants can also attend the Reverse EXPO to get an inside look at the newest and best suppliers working in the healthcare IT industry. The 2019 Hospital and Healthcare IT Conference will be held at the Anaheim Marriott.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

15. Becker’s Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting
April 1-4, 2019
Chicago, IL

Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting

Currently gearing up for its 10th year, the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting is the premier 2019 healthcare event for healthcare executives, featuring the biggest names in politics, information technology, non-profits, and more. The event’s list of speakers includes Former Presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, journalist, Katie Couric, and a long list of CEOs from the most influential healthcare companies in the country. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Attendee: $950 (discounts for multiple attendees)
  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Extra Attendee: $600

16. AONE
April 10-13, 2019
San Diego, CA


AONE 2019, a conference organized by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, is an event that connects the most important nursing leaders in the country. Held against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego, the four-day annual meeting focuses in on a wide range of nurse practicum while at the same time focusing in on the high-tech implements that will affect nurses in the future.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Conference AONE Member Registration: $950 (ends March 1), $1,150 (March 2-April 9)
  • Full Conference AONE Non-Member Registration: $1,250 (ends March 1), $1,450 (March 2-April 9)
  • Single Day Early Bird Registration (ends March 1): $475 (AONE member), $595 (non-member)

17. CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp
April 13-16, 2019
Chicago, IL

CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp

Another CHIME-organized conference, called CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, is a three and one-half day educational intensive that is taught exclusively by a faculty of healthcare CIO thought leaders. In addition to participating in a curriculum geared to mold future CIOs, attendees will also have the chance to receive up to 32 continuing education units simply by attending the event. Please note: CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp is limited to CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIT, and AEHIA members only.

Cost to Attend: $4,595 (must be paid by March 1)

18. ATA19
April 14-16, 2019
Los Angeles, CA


The American Telemedicine Association will be holding its ATA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo in the spring, an event that explores the ever-evolving healthcare delivery experience. Organizers promise to bring together healthcare providers and technology experts from a variety of unique sectors to both learn about and collaborate on the future of telehealth. This solutions-oriented conference aims to present cost-saving ways that companies can use to improve their patient experience through technology. Notable workshops include an onsite telemedicine accreditation program, as well as a four-hour technology ‘university’.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Explorer Pass Member: $525 (through February 28)
  • Explorer Pass Non-Member: $675 (through April 14)
  • All Access Pass Member: $1,035 (through February 28)
  • All Access Non-Member: $1,295 (through April 14)
  • Government All-Access Pass: $725

19. 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2019
April 16-18, 2019
Boston, MA

18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2019

The 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference and Expo is a three-day event that makes it its mission to unite the Bio-IT community by building a global network through precision medicine. One notable workshop is the famed Hackathon, an event which “will continue in the tradition of uniting life science and IT teams to tackle actual genomic datasets with maximum impact potential.” The schedule also includes a long list of unique conference programs and even an industry awards session. The 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference and Expo will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Main Conference (Commercial): $1,849 (unitl 2/1), $2,049 (until 3/8), $2,249 (Standard)
  • 1 Workshop (Commercial): $599
  • 2 Workshops (Commercial): $899
  • Main Conference (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $849 (unitl 2/1), $1,029 (until 3/8), $1,099 (Standard)
  • 1 Workshop (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $299
  • 2 Workshops (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $499
  • Poster Discount: $50

20. 16th Annual World Health Care Congress
April 28-May 1, 2019
Washington, D.C.

16th Annual World Health Care Congress

Organizer World Congress is gearing up for its 16th Annual World Health Care Congress, a four-day event that brings together 1,500+ attendees and 300+ speakers within 15+ highly-specialized tracks. Healthcare IT professionals will be interested in a range of topics presented, including SDoH Tech, Pop Health Analytics, Care Delivery Integration, Innovation and Investments, and much more. WHCC19 will be held at The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Standard: $2,795-$4,195
  • Pharma/Biotech: $2,495-$3,895
  • Health Plans: $1,895-$2,695
  • Hospital and Health Plans: $1,295-$2,095
  • Academic: $1,295-$2,095
  • TPA and Brokers: $1,295-$2,095
  • Government: $495-$1,095
  • Employer HQ Gold Circle: $1-$601

21. AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference
April 30-May 2, 2019
Atlanta, GA

AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference

AMIA’s second event of the year, the Clinical Informatics Conference, is a place where “clinicians, data scientists, HIT developers and researchers gather to learn about implementing team-based, integrated healthcare driven by data, evidence, and best practice.” The conference co-chairs include Ann O’Brien, RN, MSN, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at the National Coordination Center and Feliciano “Pele” Yu, Jr., MD, MSHI, MSPH, FAMIA, Chief Medical Information Officer at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The conference will take place at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Member: $820 (by 3/7), $920 (3/8-4/11), $1,020 (onsite)
  • Non-Member: $1,260 (by 3/7), $1,260 (3/8-4/11), $1,360 (onsite)
  • Student: $430 (by 3/7), $540 (3/8-4/11), $645 (onsite)
  • Author Member: $770 (by 3/7), $870 (3/8-4/11), $970 (onsite)
  • Author Non-Member: $1,210 (by 3/7), $1,210 (3/8-4/11), $1,310 (onsite)

22. 16th Bi-Annual DoD/VA & Gov Health IT Summit
May 8-9, 2019
Alexandria, VA

16th Bi-Annual DoD/VA & Gov Health IT Summit

The 16th Bi-Annual DoD/VA and Government Health IT Summit is presented by the Defense Strategies Institute, an organization that supports veterans and injured service members through charitable donations. This year’s summit aims to enhance “the coordination of connected healthcare IT for military and government.” Speakers include high-ranking military officials, government CIOs, and IT specialists working at VA hospitals. The Summit will be hosted at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way in Alexandria.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

23. Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare Summit
May 22-23, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

 Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare Summit

Hosted by Innovation Enterprise, 2019’s Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare Summit will focus in on the areas of healthcare IT that are making the biggest impacts in the spheres of patient experience and structuring. Organizers are currently hard at work developing a schedule for this upcoming event, so check back for an updated agenda as it is made available.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Gold Pass: $1,699
  • Silver Pass: $1,399
  • One Day Pass: $1,050

24. e-Health 2019
May 26-29, 2019
Toronto, ON

e-Health 2019

e-Health, Canada’s National Conference and Tradeshow, is a four-day event that is currently celebrating its 19th year with a record 1,500+ delegates attending this spring. This unique conference has made it its mission to break down all barriers between the facilitators, attendees, and exhibitors; its floor plan will consist of a free-flowing space that allows all participants to easily connect and collaborate. e-Health 2019 will be held at one of the “greenest” conference centers in Canada, the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Digital Canada Member: $975 (Early Bird), $1,200 (Regular), $1,400 (Onsite)
  • Student: $275 (Early Bird), $325 (Regular), $475 (Onsite)
  • Abstract Presenter: $625 (Early Bird), $725 (Regular), $875 (Onsite)
  • One-Day Registration: $495 (Early Bird), $595 (Regular), $745 (Onsite)
  • Sunday Workshop: $95

25. Telehealth2019
June 6-7, 2019
Atlanta, GA


This summer’s Telehealth2019 will be hosted by healthcare media firm, Xtelligent. The conference is set to feature keynotes,  workshops, and two highly-collaborative breakout sessions. The second annual conference will include a range of topics, including “school-based telehealth, telemental health, reimbursement and policy, eICU programs and enterprise eHealth communication platforms.”

Cost to Attend: 

  • Healthcare Provider/Payer: $299 (ends 4/1), $399 (ends 5/1), $599 (regular), $799 (onsite)
  • Bio/Pharma: $699 (ends 5/1), $799 (regular), $899 (onsite)
  • Vendor/Consultant: $2,400 (regular/onsite)

26. AAMI Exchange
June 7-10, 2019
Cleveland, OH

AAMI Exchange

AAMI Exchange, formerly known as AAMI Annual Conference & Expo, is a four-day event that is hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. The conference is set to bring together various AAMI stakeholders, including biomedical and clinical engineers, technicians, cybersecurity and sterilization experts, and hospital administrators and managers. The forum will focus on the ways in which medical technology will change the healthcare landscape long into the future.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

27. CHIA Convention & Exhibit
June 8-12, 2019
Indian Wells, CA

CHIA Convention & Exhibit

CHIA, the California Health Information Association, is holding its annual health information management (HIM)-based event this summer. The five-day event will cover topics that are unique to the field, including Privacy, Security, Compliance, Coding, EHR, CDI and more. The conference includes over 30 informational sessions, as well as pre-convention tutorials on the days preceding the main scheduled event. The CHIA Convention and Exhibit will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

28. HL7® FHIR® DevDays
June 10-12, 2019
Redmond, WA

HL7® FHIR® DevDays

Health Level Seven® International, a firm that creates the framework to “exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services,” will be holding its most popular conference this summer. HL7® FHIR® DevDays is a three-day event that brings together a wide range of FHIR experts and learners, including decision makers, architects, designers, product managers, developers, students, and more. The conference will take place at the Microsoft Convention Center in Redmond, Washington.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

29. HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe
June 11-13, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe

The three-day HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe conference will focus on five overarching topics, including the integration of health and social care, the shift from acute to community-based care, promoting a secure, ethical, and actionable flow of data, artificial intelligence, and the opportunities and challenges of opening innovation. More than 2,000 digital innovators will be in attendance at Health 2.0 Europe, which will take place in Helsinki, Finland.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Attendee (Health Professionals, Govt, Clinicians) member: €725
  • Non-sponsoring Vendor member: €2025
  • Start-Ups/SME member: €725
  • Attendee (Health Professionals, Govt, Clinicians) non-member: €799
  • Non-sponsoring Vendor non-member: €2099
  • Start-Ups/SME non-member: €799

30. Digital Health Pharma Congress
June 17-20, 2019
Boston, MA

 Digital Health Pharma Congress

Digital Health World Pharma Conference, an event which is part of CHI’s World Pharma Week, is debuting for the very first time this year. The conference, which is hosted by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute, is a four-day program that provides education on the topics of biosensors, mobile devices and wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile health platforms, artificial intelligence, and much more. The Digital Health Pharma Conference will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Commercial: $1,499 (until 2/1), $1,699 (until March 22), $1,899 (until May 3), $2,099 (onsite)
  • Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated: $749 (until 2/1), $849 (until March 22), $899 (until May 3), $999 (onsite)

3rd Quarter Health IT Conferences

31. AHA Leadership Summit
July 25-27, 2019
San Diego, CA

AHA Leadership Summit

The American Hospital Association, better known as AHA, will be hosting its 2019 AHA Leadership Conference in the summer. The three-day event takes a radical approach to management strategies, encouraging participants to explore high-tech opportunities and emerging technologies to create cultures of innovation within companies and boost patient experiences. Keynote speakers include former astronauts, an IBM thought leader, and a best-selling author. The 2019 AHA Leadership Conference will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

July 31-August 2, 2019
Boston, MA, is a healthcare IT conference that brings a down-to-earth approach to the seminar world, offering “practical innovation” to the mass health market. The three-day event offers educational and collaborative opportunities on a range of topics, including healthcare IT analytics, healthcare security, patient engagement, EHR optimization, and more. Each day is filled with conference programs and focus groups, followed by networking events in the evening hours. is organized by Healthcare Scene, a community of leading healthcare IT professionals.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Healthcare Provider, Non-profit and Government Pricing: Super Early Bird: $295 (Ends 2/28/19),  Early Bird: $445 (Ends 5/15/19), Regular: $595 (Ends 7/18/19)
  • Health IT Vendor Pricing: Super Early Bird: $695 (Ends 2/28/19), Early Bird: $995 (Ends 5/15/19), Regular: $1195 (Ends 7/18/19)

33. EPIC UGM 2019
August 26-29, 2019
Verona, WI

 EPIC UGM 2019

Software firm, Epic, will be hosting UGM 2019 this summer, a conference that celebrates the company’s 40th-year in business and educates attendees on all things new in healthcare IT. The four-day event is set to feature a wide range of speaker and collaborative opportunities, including “Unsessions,” that allow participants to have frank and, hopefully productive, conversations with their peers. This event will be held on Epic’s Verona Campus in Vernoa, Wisconsin.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

34. Medinfo 2019: The 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics
August 26-30, 2019
Lyon, France

Medinfo 2019: The 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics

Organized by AIM France and IMIA, MedInfo 2019: The 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics is an event that brings together the scientists, physicians, teachers, students, companies, institutions, and decision-makers shaping the healthcare IT sphere today. This year’s topic is “Health and Wellbeing: E-Networks for All” and it will be explored through four distinct tracks which cover everything from biomedical data to care delivery support, medical informatics, and much more. This event will be held at Cité Internationale – Congress Centre in Lyon, France.

Cost to Attend: 

  • IMIA Member: 640,00€ (by May 7), 720,00€ (by July 17), 800,00€ (by August 18), 1 125,00€ (after August 18)
  • Non-Member: 710,00€ (by May 7), 800,00€ (by July 17), 890,00€ (by August 18), 1 250,00€ (after August 18)
  • Student: 550,00€ (by May 7), 550,00€ (by July 17), 550,00€ (by August 18), 550,00€ (after August 18)
  • Day Ticket (Delegate): 360,00€ (by May 7), 360,00€ (by July 17), 360,00€ (by August 18), 360,00€ (after August 18)

35. SHSMD Connections 2019
September 8-11, 2019
Nashville, TN

SHSMD Connections 2019

The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association is hosting SHSMD Connections 2019, an annual event that will be held in the early fall at Music City Center in Nashville. The conference acts as a gathering ground for some of the best and brightest thought leaders working in HIT and patient experience today. Organizers are currently working on this year’s schedule. Check the conference website for more information on the agenda, as well as the venue.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

36. AHIMA Convention and Exhibit
September 14-18, 2019
Chicago, IL

AHIMA Convention and Exhibit

The 2019 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit is an event that brings together thousands working in HIT and HIM. While an agenda has yet to be made available for this conference, organizers have announced that the five-day event will be filled with plenty of educational and collaborative opportunities that will prove helpful to individuals working in a variety of sectors.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird Registration Pricing: (April – July 31, 2018) Premier Member Price: $660, AHIMA Member Price: $695, Non-member Price: $895, Military/Government Price: $745
  • Advanced Registration Pricing: (August 1 – September 21, 2018) Premier Member Price: $775, AHIMA Member Price: $795, Non-member Price: $995, Military/Government Price: $845
  • Onsite Registration Pricing: (September 22– September 26, 2018) Premier Member Price: $850, AHIMA Member Price: $895, Non-member Price: $1095, Military/Government Price: $945
  • Emeritus Pricing: (Limited to AHIMA members age 65 and older who hold an Emeritus membership. Emeritus membership number must be included.) Emeritus Member Price: $350

37. HiMSS Health 2.0
September 16-18, 2019
Santa Clara, CA

HiMSS Health 2.0

HiMSS Health 2.0 Con showcases cutting-edge innovation that’s transforming the healthcare system. Health 2.0 brings together the best minds, compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations that you won’t find anywhere else. HiMSS Health 2.0 Con 2019 will take place in Santa Clara, California.

Cost to Attend: Sign up to receive updates as registration information is announced.

38. Medicine X | CHANGE
September 20-22, 2019
Stanford, CA

Medicine X | CHANGE

Stanford Medicine’s Medicine X | CHANGE is a three-day event that covers both the practical and high-tech evolutions that are happening in the healthcare industry both today and in the future. The conference will bring together patients, caregivers, researchers, designers, industry and health care professionals from all over the world. Medicine X | CHANGE is an Everyone Included™ event, which means that it was one of the only of its kind that promotes collaboration between both healthcare professionals and patients. This conference will be held on the Stanford University campus.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Rebel: $500 (Students), $750 (Vanguard), $1,000 (Hero), $2,000 (Legacy Maker)
  • Academics: $1,000 (Students), $1,500 (Vanguard), $1,750 (Hero), $2,500 (Legacy Maker)
  • General: $1,700 (Students), $2,200 (Vanguard), $2,500 (Hero), $3,250 (Legacy Maker)

39. Chief Nursing Officer Summit 2019
September 23, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ

Chief Nursing Officer Summit 2019

The Chief Nursing Officer Summit, organized by Opal Group, is an event that helps the nation’s most powerful nurses form actionable strategies that they can apply to help strengthen their organizations, both in terms of HIT, general connectivity, and traditional nurse practicum. Proposed topics include nurse resiliency optimization, budgeting, population health, and much more. This conference will be offering continuing education units to participants. Stay tuned for more details.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

40. AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference
September 23-25, 2019
Boston, MA

AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference

The Advanced Medical Technology Association, better known as AvaMed, will be hosting its MedTech Annual Report Conference in the early fall. This 12th annual event gathers together 2,700 attendees representing more than 1,000 companies of all sizes and from all corners of the globe. This year’s educational topics include key regulatory strategies, reimbursement, legal and compliance, business development and finance, and much more. The event also brings together a host of insightful speakers; last year’s conference attracted a diverse crowd, including FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, and even NFL hall-of-famer, Joe Montana.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

4th Quarter Healthcare IT Conferences

41. AeHIN General Meeting and Conference on Interoperability for Universal Health Coverage
Dates TBA (last conference October 7-9, 2018)
Location TBA

AeHIN General Meeting and Conference on Interoperability for Universal Health Coverage

The AeHIN General Meeting and Conference on Interoperability for Universal Health Coverage, the premier conference for global digital health education and collaboration, held its 2018 event in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Last year was a sweeping success, as it focused in on an important number of HIT-related topics, including interoperability, program management, and general standards execution. Information has yet to be released about the 2019 conference. Check the event’s website to get more information as it becomes available.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

42. Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS)
Dates TBA
Location TBA

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS)

DHIS, the Digital Healthcare Information Summit, gathers together the world’s most important innovators, investors, payers, providers, and policymakers currently shaping the digital health spectrum. 2018 speakers included a healthy range of care providers, venture capitalists, CEOs, and healthcare consultants. For more information on what to expect from this forthcoming event, check out the 2018 conference wrap-up video.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

43. Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) National Conference
Dates TBA (last conference October 15-17, 2018)
Location TBA

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) National Conference

The Workgroup for Electric Data Interchange (WEDI) is set to host its annual National Conference sometime in the fall. Although details about the forthcoming event are just beginning to emerge, we do know that the agenda will stay true to WEDI’s mission statement, to provide HIT professionals with the tools to “enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs” throughout their facilities.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

44. Connected Health Conference
October 16-18, 2019
Boston, MA

Connected Health Conference

The Connected Health Conference is an event that is famous for “balancing technology and the human element.” This conference attracts a range of professionals and elite sponsors representing powerful global organizations, like the National Institute of Health, Intel, Partners Healthcare, and HP. Attendees can expect to mingle with 3,000+ of their peers hailing from 50+ countries. Connected Health Conference will be held in Boston. Check the event’s website for venue details as they are made available.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

45. HLTH
October 27-30, 2019
Las Vegas, NV


The largest and most important conference for health innovation, HLTH brings together more than 5,000 attendees, 325 speakers, 850 founders and CEOs, and 200 media members and analysts to discuss the latest, most ground-breaking innovations in the health industry. “HLTH’s mission is to bring together senior leaders from across the health ecosystem to solve the industry’s largest problems and actualize the most promising opportunities to improve health.” HLTH will be held in late October at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cost to Attend: $1,950 (40% discount; regular price $3,100)

46. CHIME Fall CIO Forum
November 3-6, 2019
Phoenix, AZ

 CHIME Fall CIO Forum

The CHIME Fall CIO Forum is a four-day event that is organized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. It will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in the fall. Organizers are currently hard at work developing an agenda. Check the event’s website for more details as they emerge.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

47. Exponential Medicine
November 4-7, 2019
San Diego, CA

Exponential Medicine

Exponential Medicine, an event hosted by Singularity University, is a four-day conference that “gathers world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to explore and leverage the convergence of fast-moving technologies in the reinvention of health and medicine.” To get a taste of the Exponential experience, be sure to watch its 2018 event videos. Exponential Medicine will be held at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

48. Forbes Healthcare Summit
Dates TBA (last conference November 28-29, 2019)
Location TBA

Forbes Healthcare Summit

Forbes Live hosts the Forbes Healthcare Summit, a gathering that is billed as being the “world’s most influential healthcare event.” Though details have yet to be made available about the 2019 event, we do know that last year’s conference focused heavily on the ever-evolving world of HIT, and the ways in which heightened connectivity makes it stronger.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

49. RSNA Annual Meeting
December 1-6, 2019
Chicago, IL

RSNA Annual Meeting

RSNA, the Radiological Society of North America, will be holding its Annual Meeting in December. Currently, in its 105th year, this scientific assembly works to introduce the latest technological innovations to the radiological community, while at the same time, giving attendees the room and opportunities necessary to innovate. This event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Health IT Conferences with Multiple Dates & Locations

50. Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series

The Healthcare IT Summit Series, organized by Healthcare Informatics, includes ten events over nine states: the Midwest Health IT Summit, the Southern California Health IT Summit, the Florida Health IT Summit, the Southeast Health IT Summit, the Rocky Mountain Health IT Summit, the Mid-Atlantic Health IT Summit, the California Health IT Summit, and more. Each of these series aims to provide education and healthy debate in regards to the future of HIT. 2019’s topics include value-based care, population health, cybersecurity, AI, data analytics, clinical workflow, and telehealth.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

51. OMG Technical Meetings
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

OMG Technical Meetings

OMG, otherwise known as Object Management Group, will be holding four technical meetings in 2019. Its list of stops includes Reston, VA, Amsterdam, Nashville, and Long Beach, CA. These specialized technical meetings gather together a range of professionals, working both in and outside of HIT, such as IT architects, business analysts, government experts, vendors, and end-users. For more information on each event, visit OMG’s website.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

52. HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™
Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ includes a series of conferences held all over the nation that aim to bridge the communication gap experienced between administrators, caregivers, and patients. The conferences promote individualized, standards-based solutions that help empower organizations through compliance, customer service, and heightened connectivity. Check the HIMSS website for the full list of upcoming events.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Author: John Orosco


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