DHITS 2016

Prepping for 2016 DHITS
by Julie Cooper

You’re running hard between proposals and vacation/family time. Included here is a high level overview of some of the things you need to know as you plan for your trip to Orlando.

When: August 2nd – 4th 

Where: Caribe Royale Convention Center – 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Directions – The Caribe Royal is located 16 miles from the Orlando International Airport. You can choose to take a taxi or a shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport.

What to Pack – Business Casual; Business attire for Presenters *Prescribed for Contractors

Networking opportunities outside of the scheduled DHITS events to plan for:

Happy Hour for a Cause at the Defense Health IT Symposium
Benefiting Fisher House Foundation
Hosted by The DHA Happy Hour Group and NetImpact Strategies
Monday, August 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Pub Orlando – 9101 International Drive #1003, Orlando, FL 32819

Howl at the Moon Cocktail Party
Event will benefit Warriors Ethos
Co-Hosted by tiag in Partnership with FedTechCares
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Howl at the Moon
8815 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

DHITS Happy Hour
Hosted by Emergent, Red Hat and KSH Solutions
This is an exclusive event. For information, stop by the Red Hat booth (#902) and ask a representative about the event on Tuesday.

DHITS 2016 after party  newly added
Hosted by PSI, Techwerks, FTC, T&T, and MicroHealth
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Blue Martini Lounge
9101 International Drive #1182, Orlando, FL

Exhibit Hours:

Move-In and Set-Up:
Monday, August 1st – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2nd – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, August 2nd – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3rd – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 4th – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 4th – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Keynote Speakers:

Guy Kiyokawa – Deputy Director at DHA
Brigadier General John Cho – Deputy Chief of Staff for Support, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) G-1/4/6
Dr. Michael Malanoski – Deputy Chief, Future Operations for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
Brigadier General Robert Miller – Commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) at United States Air Force

Other Speakers:

Stacy Cummings – Program Executive Officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS)
Dr. William Roberts, MD, MBA, USN RADM (Ret) – Military Health System Electronic Health Record Functional Champion Defense Health Agency
COL Richard Terry – CIO, Air Force Medical Service at United States Air Force
COL Greg Gadson – Retired Colonel in the United States Army and the former Garrison Commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir

To view the dozens of speakers and pick your tracks, click here – Break-Out Sessions
For your Day by Day Agenda, click here – DHITS Agenda by Day


Here are some of the Top Federal Health IT Partners who will have a booth at the event. Make sure to stop by.

Accenture Federal Services – Booth #601
ASRC Federal DNC – Booth #713
CA Technologies – Booth #418
Deloitte Consulting – Booth #413
DSS, Inc. – Booth #317
General Dynamics Health Solutions – Booth #722
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Booth #813
IMS Health Government Solutions – Booth #207
InterSystems Corporation – Booth #309
Leidos – Booth #301
ManTech International Corporation – Booth #903
Optum – Booth #608
Planned Systems International (PSI) – Booth #707
Red Hat – Booth #902
SeKON – Booth #405
Splunk – Booth #305
tiag – Booth #913
VMware – Booth #814

*Full list of Vendor Booths – DHITS 2016 Floor Plan and Booth Availability

Hosting an event you would like added? Email me at julie@g2xchange.com.

David Blackburn will have the Summer Issue of FedHealthIT Magazine in hand. You’ll want to see the interview with LT Inga Keithly.