Nine Events to help kick off your FY18

By Margo McKenna, G2Xchange Health Contributor

With the busy summer proposal activity starting to wind down, Federal Health IT executives are now starting to revisit plans for FY18. Included below are some key September and October events worth evaluating as your firm works to get a fast start, and three to plan for!!


Federal Health IT Forecast with VA

WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 2017

This event put on by Deltek, promises an in-depth analysis and a 5–year forecast of the federal information technology market. VA is one of agencies under the new administration where growth opportunities are expected and the opportunity to hear from a speaker lineup that includes Rick Chandler, Veterans Affairs OI&T CFO, makes this worth a look.


NCMA Woodlawn September Social Event

WHEN: September 19, 2017
WHERE: Columbia, MD

Proposal activity is winding down and this mid-September networking event will provide a good opportunity to celebrate FY17 successes (and lick a few wounds) as vendors start to look towards FY18.  Founded in part by Federal CMS Executives, these events tends to draw well and are an easy way to connect with many of the leading technology and consulting vendors who support CMS today.


Healthcare Analytics at Scale – Weighing the Outcomes with DHA and NIH

WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 2017
WHERE: Tysons, VA

This September event hosted by HIMSS-NCA and the Big Data Healthcare Meetup promises an informal chat about Healthcare Analytics at Scale, weighing the value of care and the outcomes of healthcare delivery. Irrespective of the topic, HIMSS-NCA’s monthly events tends to draw in many of the top Federal Health IT leaders, and with the addition of the Big Data Healthcare Meetup community, this already SOLD OUT event promises to be one of the most widely attended events this Fall.


HHS and the Health Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center

WHEN: September 26, 2017
WHERE: Washington, DC

3 Briefings. 2.5 Hours. No Fluff. That is the type of talk that any potential attendee likes to hear. Keynote speaker, Chris Wlaschin, HHS CISO is seemingly speaking every week this Fall, but the opportunity to connect with both him, and Leo Scanlon, the Deputy CISO, HHS in one location to find out more about the new Health Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center has this event standing out from the rest.


HHS Small Business Vendor Event

WHEN: October 10, 2017
WHERE: HHS HQ, Washington, DC

The opportunity to hear about upcoming opportunities across HHS and to connect with HHS small business executives and industry leaders makes this event worth evaluating. Do note that these events typically fill fast. Registration will open September 23, 2017.


DSI’s 13th DoD/VA & Gov Health IT Summit

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17-Wednesday, October 18, 2017
WHERE: Alexandria, VA

This Federally focused Health IT Summit has become a mainstay event for government and industry executives based on DSI’s ability to draw dozens of top speakers from across the Federal Health sector, while hitting on timely issues. With EHR conversation front and center at DHA and VA, this event will be packed. Early Bird Registration ends next week – just remember it was Margo at G2X who helped save you the $75.


And, Three to plan for!!

Register now and book your tickets to the Fall DHA Industry Day in September. To be held in San Antonio, this November event will require some pre-planning.

And Lastly, FedHealthIT100 Awards Event – To be held at the AMP by Strathmore this December, this event will provide an opportunity to honor 100 leaders recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health community. Nominations close this week – Nominate someone deserving today.

The PEX VA conference is happening  once again this November – With more than a dozen top execs from VA expected to be on the agenda, this event will focus on how process excellence initiatives can help to drive operational success and improve veteran satisfaction. Details Here. We mention it now as you have $400 if you register before 09/15.


G2Xchange Health Members – visit the main events page here to peruse some of the other key Federal Health IT events happening in the next few weeks:

  • Navigating VA’s Forecast of Contracting Opportunities
  • The National Landscape of Health IT, An ONC Update
  • CISO Executive Summit with HHS
  • Medicaid and Medicare Symposium with CMS Leaders
  • Business Process Modeling and Veterans Affairs
  • Health Technologies and Innovation Conference with ONC
  • Telemedicine Policy, Strategy, and Action with VA Secretary
  • DHA R&D group hosts ROI Symposium
  • Quality Talks and a Diffusion of Excellence with VA
  • Government Technology Summit with NIH and VA
  • Big Data and Precision Medicine with NIH, HHS and AHRQ
  • AND More…

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