By Julieanne Cooper, Director, Member Services, G2Xchange Health

Our HIMSS game plan for Tuesday, February 21st. To read the full HIMSS Game Plan, click here. Please comment below if you have anything to add. 

Sessions to Attend on 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 — 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM 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 — 1:30PM EST – 2:30PM 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 — 2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Neil C. Evans, MD, Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care, VA

Patient Portal
February 21, 2017 — 3:15PM EST – 3:45PM 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

Booths to visit on Tuesday, February 21st

As you are going about your day at HIMSS, don’t miss stopping by to get free swag at some of the Leading Federal Health IT Leaders and Federal Agency 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

G2Xchange Health Corporate Member Booths:
Accenture – Booth 3949
Akamai – Booth 376
Apex Data Solutions – 9000-19
Battelle – Booth 6777
By Light – Booth 1407
CACI – Booth 3031
Cognosante – Booth 3323
CTAC – Booth 3131
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
National Government Services – Booths 3037, MP100
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
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.

Parties to Attend on Tuesday, February 21st

Ok, you made it through the long day and you are just looking to have some fun.

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.

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

HIMSS17 After Party w/PSI, TechWerksFTC, T&T, and MicroHealth
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 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.



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