Developing Your HIMSS 2017 Game Plan v2.0

HIMSS Orlando 2017 for the Federal Health IT Executive

By Julieanne Cooper, Director, Member Services, G2Xchange Health

With more than 40,000 attendees, the annual HIMSS conference scheduled for late February remains the premier Health IT conference, but with a heavy commercial focus, it can be hard to connect with your Federal Health IT colleagues.

G2X is hearing that as many as 375 federal government officials will attend the HIMSS national conference, with DHA presence, VA and HHS represented in significant numbers.

Included here are three things to help you make the most of your week: Key Sessions to attend; a list of booths you may want to visit; and some of the planned social events.

Note: This is Version 2.0 of this list. We will be updating this list over the course of the next few weeks. Have something to add? Reach out and let me know at [email protected]

◊ Key Sessions to Attend

Sunday, February 19th

The Interoperability Roadmap In Practice
February 19, 2017 — 08:15AM EST – 09:15AM EST
Speaker(s) – Steven Posnack, Director, Standards & Technology, ONC; Chris Muir, Division Director, HIT Infrastructure and Innovation, ONC

Military Focused Transition Programs
February 19, 2017 — 10:45AM EST – 11:45AM EST
Speaker(s) – David Sella, Capt, USCGR (Ret), MS, PMP,  Director, Warriors to Workforce (W2W) Program, VA

Emerging Services among Health Information Exchange Networks: Towards Sustainability
February 19, 2017 — 02:00PM EST – 03:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – John Rancourt, MPA, Deputy Director, Office of Care Transformation, ONC HIT

Driving Interoperable Data Exchange: Understanding HHS Policies and the expansion of exchange services
February 19, 2017 — 03:15PM EST – 04:15PM EST
Speaker(s) – Jessica Kahn, Director of the Data and Systems Group, CMS; Thomas Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead, CMS

Closing Keynote: Medical Device Security and Safety: The Regulatory Response and Trends
February 19, 2017 — 03:15PM EST – 04:15PM EST
Speaker(s) – Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, CDRH Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships, FDA

Monday, February 20th

Health Information Technology – Enabling Joint Readiness
February 20, 2017 — 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Colonel Richard “Chip” Terry, Acting Military Health System Chief Information Officer and Acting Director, DHA

The Evolving State of Medical Device Cybersecurity
February 20, 2017 — 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, FDA

CMS: Delivery System Reform
February 20, 2017 — 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Pierre Yong, MD, MPH, MS, Director of the Quality Measurement & Value-Based Incentives Group, CMS

Streamlining The IT Acquisition Process
February 20, 2017 — 11:15AM EST – 11:45AM EST
Speaker(s) – Bridget Gauer, Acting Program Director, NIH-NITAAC

Promoting Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity: The Role of HHS
February 20, 2017 — 12:00PM EST – 1:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Steve Curran, Director, Division of Resilience, Office of Emergency Management, HHS

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Town Hall
February 20, 2017 — 12:00PM EST – 01:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Dr. Jon White, MD – Acting National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC

MHS Genesis: Transforming The Delivery of Healthcare
February 20, 2017 — 12:00PM EST – 1:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Stacy Cummings, SES – Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems

FDA’s Final Postmarket Cybersecurity Guidance
February 20, 2017 — 01:30PM EST – 02:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Seth Carmody, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager for Medical Device Cybersecurity, FDA

VA Interoperability Efforts
February 20, 2017 — 01:30PM EST – 02:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Rene’ Kinsey, OI&T, EPMO, Health Products, Interoperability Team Lead, VA

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Clinical Decision Support, and Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use
February 20, 2017 — 01:30PM EST – 02:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Sanjeev Tandon, MD, MS, Lead Zika Health Information Technology Team, CDC; Daniel Chaput, IT Specialist, ONC HIT; Nedra Garrett, MS, Senior Informatics Advisor, Office of the Director, Center for Surveillance Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, CDC

Connecting and Accelerating a FHIR App Ecosystem
February 20, 2017 — 03:00PM EST – 03:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Chris Muir, Division Director, HIT Infrastructure and Innovation, ONC HIT

Digital Health Platform
February 20, 2017 – 3:00PM EST – 4:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Drew Myklegard – Lead for Rapid Prototyping, VA, Nicole Mayerhauser – Executive Director, EPMO, VA, Dr. Shaman Singh – Clinical Lead for Connected Care, VA, Tim Cox, MS, FAC-COR – VA OI&T Strategic Communications, External Communication Lead, VA, OI&T

CarePoint
February 20, 2017 — 03:45PM EST – 04:15PM EST
Speaker(s) – David Carnahan, USAF, MD, MSCE, Deputy Chief, Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions PMO, DHA

ONC and FHA, Government Collaboration In Action
February 20, 2017 — 04:30PM EST – 05:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Daniel Chaput, IT Specialist, ONC HIT

Tuesday, February 21st

Military Medicine – Connected to the World
February 21, 2017 — 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, MD, Director, DHA

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Policy Update
February 21, 2017 — 08:30AM EST – 09:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Elise Sweeney Anthony, JD – Office of Policy, ONC

CMS Quality Payment Program Overview
February 21, 2017 — 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Speaker(s) – Molly MacHarris, Program Lead, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS

Streamlining The IT Acquisition Process
February 21, 2017 — 10:45AM EST – 11:15AM EST
Speaker(s) – Bridget Gauer, Acting Program Director, NIH-NITAAC

MHS GENESIS: Driving Successful Business Transformation
February 21, 2017 — 11:30AM EST – 12:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Dr. Paul Cordts, MD, Electronic Health Record Functional Champion Military Health System, Office of the Functional Champion, DHA; Colonel Richard “Chip” Terry, Acting Military Health System Chief Information Officer and Acting Director, DHA; Stacy Cummings, Program Executive Officer, DHMS

Standards and Technology Updates from ONC
February 21, 2017 — 11:30AM EST – 12:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Steve Posnack – Director, OST, ONC

MIPS: Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities
February 21, 2017 — 01:00PM EST – 02:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Elizabeth S. Holland, Senior Technical Advisor, CMS; Molly MacHarris, Program Lead, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS

Enabling Healthier Populations Through the Immunization Integration Program
February 21, 2017 — 01:30PM EST – 02:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Kafayat Adeniyi, MPH, PMP, CDC

Blue Button On FHIR
February 21, 2017 — 02:30PM EST – 02:50PM EST
Speaker(s) – Mark Scrimshire, CMS Entrepreneur-In-Residence, CMS

Connected Care: Enhancing Veteran Access and Experience
February 21, 2017 — 02:30PM EST – 03:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Neil C. Evans, MD, Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care, VA

Patient Portal
February 21, 2017 — 03:15PM EST – 03:45PM EST
Speaker(s) – James Copeland, Deputy Program Manager, Clinical Support, DHA

Value-Based Care Delivery: The March to MACRA and Beyond
February 21, 2017 — 5:30PM EST – 6:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Dr. Jon White, MD, Acting National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

Wednesday, February 22nd

MIPS: Quality and Cost
February 22, 2017 — 08:30AM EST – 09:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Reena Duseja, MD, Director of the Division of Quality Measurement, CMS

Cybersecurity: Decisions, Habits, Hygiene
February 22, 2017 — 08:30AM EST – 09:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Servio Medina, CISSP, Masters of Arts in Mathematics, Chief Operations Officer Cyber Security Policy Branch, Health IT Directorate, DHA

FDA’s Final Postmarket Cybersecurity Guidance
February 22, 2017 — 10:00AM EST – 10:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Seth Carmody, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager for Medical Device Cybersecurity, FDA

No Patient Left Behind: Leading Transition to Modernized Capability
February 22, 2017 — 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Speaker(s) – Colonel Rich Wilson, MS, CPHIMS – Chief, Solution Delivery Division (J6), DHA

Efforts to Assist Providers and Patients In Using Health IT  for High Quality Care
February 22, 2017 — 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Speaker(s) – Thomas Mason, MD – Acting Director of Clinical Quality & Safety, Chief Medical Officer, ONC HIT,  Lisa-Nicole Sarnowski, MHS – Acting Depty Director, Office of Programs and Engagement, ONC

Overview of MIPS For Small, Rural, And Underserved Practices
February 22, 2017 — 11:30AM EST – 12:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP – Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

Building VA’s Agile Muscle: Acquisition to Delivery
February 22, 2017 — 12:15PM EST – 12:45PM EST
Speaker(s) – Mark Junda – VA Acquisition Innovation Advocate, VA, Drew Myklegard – Lead for Rapid Prototyping, VA

Medicaid Modernization: Reshaping Large Replacement Projects
February 22, 2017 — 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Jessica Kahn, Director, Data and Systems Group, CMS

Securing Medical Devices and the Internet of Things (IoT)
February 22, 2017 — 01:00PM EST – 02:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Dominic Cussatt, CISM, CGEIT – Acting Chief Information Security Officer, VA

Department of Veterans Affairs Invited Session
February 22, 2017 – 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM EST

Encore Presentation: Value-Based Care Delivery: The March to MACRA and Beyond
February 22, 2017 — 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Dr. Jon White, MD, Acting National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

State Medicaid Agency Interoperability
February 22, 2017 — 04:00PM EST – 05:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Martin (Marty) Rice, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Director of State Systems, CMS


Exhibitor Booths

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Booth 229
Defense Health Agency – Booth 230
NIH-NITAAC and National Library of Medicine – Booth 230
Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion – Booth 230
National Cancer Institute – Booth 6179
Federal Health Architecture – Booth 230
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT – Booth 230

◊ Key Booths to Visit

Accenture – Booth 3949
Akamai – Booth 376
Apex Data Solutions – 9000-19
Battelle – Booth 6777
By Light – Booth 1407
CACI – Booth 3031
CGI – Booth 2343
Cognosante – Booth 3323
CTAC – Booth 3131
Dell EMC – Booth 3161
Deloitte – Booths 2023, MP29
DSS, Inc. – Booth 4261
ESAC – Booth 8248
General Dynamics Health Solutions – Booth 3873
Henry Elliott & Company – Booth 1469
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Booth 1979
IBM – Booth 1809
InterSystems – Booth 1561
KPMG – Booth 4751
Leidos – Booth 2349
ManTech International – Booth 2823
Merlin International – Booth 7466
National Government Services – Booths 3037, MP100
NetApp – Booth 1771,  MP64
NewWave – Booth 237
Northrop Grumman – Booth 5987
Optum – Booth 3703
Pegasystems – Booth 7281
PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Booths MP52, MP53
Pro-Sphere Tek – Booth 6482
Qlik – Booth 1035
SAIC – Booth 376
SeKON Enterprises – Booth 935
Sparksoft – Booth 5244
Splunk – Booth 376
Synergy BIS – Booth 4092
Vecna – Booth 5279
Veritas – Booths 2493, MP39B
VMware – Booth 3661

Meet Henry Chao, former CMS Deputy CIO and Deputy Director, Office of Information Services at the Sparksoft Booth – #5244.

Would you like your booth added to the list?  Let me know at [email protected]


◊ Key Parties to Attend

You made it through the long day and you are just looking to relax.

Know that nearly every major vendor on the floor is holding some type of an event. For obvious reasons, most are private and the only way in is by getting an invite.  Want an invite? Walk by the booth and ask. We will not be publishing known private events, but included below are events that are published publicly.

Power of Press Party
Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
House of Blues – 1490 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830

HIMSS 2017 Health Tech Kickoff Party
Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Sponsored by HealthX Ventures and Redox
Marlow’s Tavern – 9101 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

ARDX is hosting an exclusive party during HIMSS17
Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Icebar Orlando – 8967 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
If interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected] by February 14th

Mid-Atlantic Chapters of HIMSS Networking Reception at HIMSS17
Monday, February 20, 2017 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Exhibit Floor, Nuance Booth #2546

Celebrate at HIMSS17 with CSRA!
Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Howl at the Moon – 8815 International Drive – Orlando, FL 32819
Stop by their booth and ask

HIMSS Chapter Reception
Monday, February 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Rosen PLAZA – 9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

VUG HIMSS 2017 Orlando
Monday, February 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – 6300 Hollywood Way – Orlando, FL 32819

HIMSS’17 Networking Reception
by NITAAC Community of Contract Holders
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 4:30PM EST – 6:30PM EST
Treasure Tavern Theatre – 6400 Carrier Drive – Orlando, FL 32819

HIMSS 80’s Party with Lenovo
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join Lenovo and co-sponsors, Intel, Nutanix
House of Blues – 1490 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830

Salesforce Trailblazer Party at HIMSS17
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
BB King’s Blues Club
HIMSS Badge Required

Qlik Reception
Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Booth 1035

HIMSS17 After Party w/PSI, TechWerks, FTC, T&T, and MicroHealth
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00PM to midnight
Drop by any the booths for these groups to get an invite
Do Note- this was the party of the year last year and will be well attended. Not one to miss.

Government Relations Reception
Monday, February 20, 2017 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Sponsored by Red Hat
Lafayette’s Pointe Orlando – 9101 International Drive – Orlando, FL 32819
This event is invite-only and space is limited. Please respond no later than February 10, 2017.

 

Want your event posted here? Let me know at [email protected]
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