By Jackie Gilbert, G2Xchange Health Analyst
As we kick off the new Fiscal Year, included below are a few key events that you will want to consider putting on your calendar for October and November as a way to get a head start on 2017.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:45AM – 5:30PM
WHERE: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
G2X TAKE: Easily the premier event of the year for the Federal Health IT community, this conference draws in the top speakers from across the Federal Health sector VA, DHA and HHS (CMS, FDA, CDC and NIH). Beyond the impressive speaker lineup, the ability to connect with 700 of your Federal Health IT colleagues in one place makes this well worth the price of admission and time spent.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:00AM – 10:00 AM
WHERE: Navy League Building, Arlington, VA
G2X TAKE: With a lineup that includes Elaine Hunolt, Co-Director of the VHA Interoperability Office; Dr. Susan Postal, Chief Health Informatics Officer for HHS Indian Health Service; Mark Scrimshire, lead for CMS “Blue Button on FHIR”; Ken Rubin, VHA Director of Standards & Interoperability and Dr. Vindell Washington, HHS National Coordinator for Health IT (Invited), this should make for one interesting conversation.
WHEN: October 20, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Arlington, VA – Key Bridge Marriott
G2X TAKE: The HIMSS NCA planning committee continues to put together some of the top events in terms of topics and speakers that support better dialogue between government and industry. This speaker lineup with Richard Morvatz, DHA Program Manager for Strategic Acquisition; Johnston Williamson, Director with VA Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) and FDA Branch Chief, Systems Technology Acquisitions Branch is one event you do not want to miss.
WHEN: October 20, 2016
WHERE: CMS HQ, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
G2X TAKE: Hosted at CMS Headquarters and with support of Emery Csulak, CMS CISO and Director of Information Security and George Hoffmann, CIO and Director of Office of Enterprise Information, this event is a good fit for firms with a focus on information security and incident response.
WHEN: November 9, 2016 9AM-3PM
WHERE: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Smith Auditorium, Mount Vernon, VA
G2X TAKE: Registration is now, but with a maximum capacity of 150, those interested will want to register quickly so you don’t get locked out. The opportunity to learn more about the future plans for these key programs and systems ensures this will reach capacity quickly.
WHEN: November 16 and 17, 2016
WHERE: Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA
G2X TAKE: The PSC VISION conference has become one of the key events that senior executives charged with growth depend upon as they plan to meet both near term and long term opportunity. The event includes a broad focus, but Federal Health IT Executives will benefit from a health specific track that delivers a forecast and insight from hundreds of government executives, congressional staff and subject matter experts and analysts who take part in non-attribution interviews. For the growth minded executive, this is one you can’t afford to miss.
WHEN: Friday November 18th 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m
WHERE: CMS – 7500 Security Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland
G2X TAKE: With an FY 17 forecast expected out and a host of new SPARC primes geared up to meet needs, this event will be packed, with the networking opportunities almost as valuable as the content. Unfortunately, if you didn’t register, you may be left out in the cold as the registration period has passed.
G2Xchange Health Members – visit the main events page to peruse some of the other key Federal Health IT events coming up, such as:
Open Source Symposium with VA
New Health IT group hosts Deputy National Coordinator for HIT
VA discusses “Rule of 2” and Kingdomware impact
CMS host Marketplace Innovation Event
NIH, FDA, CMS and HHS host Semantic Interoperability for Laboratory Data Symposium
DHA Happy Hour
VA T4NG Networking
Military Health System (MHS) hosts Vendor Day
CMS and Recent and Pending Legislation Impacting Small & Large Businesses
Shining a Light on Small Business Innovation with HHS
CMS Happy Hour
And many more…