There has been a lot of activity this Spring and it can be hard to keep up sometimes. This is a list of some of the top upcoming Fed Health IT events that you will want to squeeze in before we head into what promises to be an extremely busy summer proposal season.

Fed Health Panel – Young AFCEAN Panel Series Part 2

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8:00AM-10:30AM

WHERE: Kforce Government Solutions, Fairfax, VA

G2X TAKE: The current roster of announced speakers includes the VHA Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer and the CISO, Office of Inspector General, HHS. This event is expected to provide an update on “MHS health IT infrastructure and a shared services”, along with other topics that center around innovation at MHS.

FedInsider Defense Health I.T. Summit

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WHERE: Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX

G2X TAKE: This upcoming 2-day event held in San Antonio boasts an impressive agenda, with “insight from public sector and military Health IT executives on the front lines of delivering technology innovation in healthcare for their patients.” 

10th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit

WHEN: May 2-3, 2016
WHERE: The Mary M. Gates Learning Center/ United Way, Alexandria, VA

G2X TAKE: With a slew of high level confirmed speakers already in place from across DHA and VA programs such as DHMSM, the DoD/VA IPO and the VA Product Management group, it is not surprise that this summit typically reaches full capacity quickly. The summit customarily draws a who’s who of leading execs from across the Fed Health IT market, and the networking is almost as valuable as the content.

FedHealthIT Challenge and Innovation Awards

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 4:00PM–8:30PM

WHERE: The State Theatre, 220 North Washington St, Falls Church, VA

The FedHealthIT Challenge and Innovation Awards Event, powered by G2Xchange Health, is coming up on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the historic State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. See the teaser video here.


  • Innovative prototypes from the 20 FedHealthIT Challenge Finalists
  • Keynote panel with executive leaders from across the Federal Health sector
    • Todd Simpson, Chief Information Officer at the Food and Drug Administration
    • Greg Downing , Executive Director for Innovation at Health and Human Services
    • Dan Kral, Director for the DoD Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center
    • Dr. Deyne Bentt, MD, VHA Clinical Director of Mobile Health Deployment and CHIO at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.
    • The panel and the awards ceremony will be hosted and emceed by John Gilroy of Federal TechTalk, airing weekly on WFED 1500 AM
  • Network with over 300 senior Federal Health IT executives from industry and government

An Evening of Hope – 3rd Annual Children’s Inn Gala

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30PM

WHERE: The Ritz Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA

The Gala brings together a community of nearly 800 supporters, across all sectors, who share in the commitment to help children and advance medical research. This year, there will be nearly 100 senior government leaders in attendance spanning the Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Defense Health Agency to support The Inn in its work.

Health Datapalooza

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 2016-Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC

G2X TAKE: While this event maintains a commercial bend, this event was originally run out of HHS, and the attendance and support from across the Federal Health sector remains significant. Highlighted in HHS Executive Director for Innovation, Greg Downing’s recent article, Health Datapalooza 2016 – How Far We’ve Come & Why You Can’t Miss It, this truly is one you shouldn’t miss.

MyVA Advisory Event – Open to Public

WHEN: May 11-12, 2016

WHERE: Booz Allen Hamilton, 901 15th Street NW., Washington, DC

G2X TAKE: This open meeting hosted and run by VA is to discuss the progress on, and the integration of the work in the five key MyVA work streams. Certain to draw in a number of key VA leaders, this intimate event is definitely worth a look. A number of G2X members have attended these meetings in the past and the feedback has been very positive in terms of insight gained and accessibility to leaders.

VA Healthcare 2016

WHEN: Monday, May 16-Wednesday, May 18, 2016
WHERE: Washington D.C.

G2X TAKE: If VA is a focus for your organization, this conference is one you won’t want to miss. With confirmed speakers that include the Deputy CIO, the Under Secretary for Health and many others, this event always seems to draw in a varied set of speakers from both inside and outside of the Beltway that you don’t get to see or hear from often.

HIMSS-NCA: MHS Electronic Health Record – The Transformative Journey

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30PM – 8:00PM

WHERE: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA

Last year the Department of Defense embarked on a major transformative journey to modernize their Military Health System (MHS) Electronic Health Record (EHR). The Program Executive Office (PEO), Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS) was chartered to improve the health care of the active duty military, Veterans, and their beneficiaries by:

Modernizing the Military Health System (MHS) Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Establishing seamless medical data sharing between the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the private sector

G2X TAKE: Plan for this event to be held next month which includes the Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Office (DHMS PEO), Nicole Kerkenbush, and several other senior leaders from across the Military sector.

As part of a recent survey on the top tools and conferences that Fed Health IT leaders rely upon, HIMSS NCA was consistently rated as one of the top groups to be involved with. Expect this event to be packed and is a great way to cap off what has been an impressive set of Spring events put on by the HIMSS NCA leadership team and planning committee.

G2Xchange Health Members  visit the main events page to peruse some of the other key Federal Health IT events coming up, such as:

Procurement Opportunities with Leaders from NIH, FDA, and CMS

HHS SB Matchmaking Events

Data Summit with Chief Data Officer, CMS

MHS Vendor Day


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