By Heather Seftel-Kirk, FedHealthIT Contributing Author

With the holiday season kicking into gear, here are seven valuable networking opportunities you may want to try and work into your busy Holiday schedule. Two of these first six are just around the corner and the others will be here before you know it.

Healthcare Transformation Panel

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Where: Arlington, VA

This HIMSS NCA event tackles the subject of Meeting the Challenge of Healthcare Transformation with a panel including FDA, VA, DHA, NIH and Indian Health Service. Often a sell-out, this installation is focused on key topics and with its growing list of speakers, will be of interest to many.


Driving Operational Success and Improving Veteran Satisfaction

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017
Where: Washington, DC

With more than a dozen top execs from VA expected to be on the agenda, this PEX VA conference will focus interoperability through standardization, improved process excellence and mobile technology as an opportunity to improve veteran care.


National Veterans Small Business Conference

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 through Thursday, December 7, 2017
Where: St. Louis, MO

It’s not too late to make travel plans for this three-day event that brings together PDMs from VA and other Federal agencies, state government and commercial firms for learning sessions aimed at improving the capabilities of small businesses to successfully compete for procurement opportunities.


HHS Coding Competition

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and Thursday, December 7, 2017
Where: Washington, DC

Using criteria including design, potential for impact, technical achievement and innovation, this HHS coding competition is focused on creating innovative solutions related to opioid use and treatment, usage and prevention challenges.


FedHealthIT100 Awards Event

When: Monday, December 11, 2017
Where: North Bethesda, MD

An opportunity to honor 100 Federal Health leaders recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health community, this event is both a celebration and networking opportunity.


Ugly Sweaters Benefitting Toys for Tots

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Where: Arlington, VA

This annual holiday party invites you to bring a toy and show off your ugliest sweater with opportunity to network and support a great cause.

And, One to plan for…


AFCEA Health IT Day

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Where: Bethesda, MD

You will want to register early for this chance to meet with more than 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry and government and hear from keynote speakers from all of the top Federal Health agencies discuss healthcare initiatives in civilian and military health.

G2Xchange Health Members: Visit the main events page to browse some of the other key Federal Health IT events happening in the coming weeks including:

  • Examine healthcare response capabilities with HHS
  • Meeting cybersecurity challenges with HHS CISO
  • Acquisition changes and challenges with NITAAC, CDC, VA and CMS
  • AI, cybersecurity, and patient driven technology with CDC
  • Gain insights on Precision Medicine with FDA and VA
  • Data management, scalability, security and Cloud with HHS
  • A look at VA’s new approach to Procurement
  • The current and future state of interoperability with DoD and VA
  • Mission critical IT issues and lessons learned with HHS and VA
  • Education and training opportunity with DHA
  • Innovation, interoperability and next generation automation with FDA, VA and HHS
  • FY18 Forecasts with DHA
  • Building account and sales plans with VA
  • DHA networking opportunity
  • CMS Industry run Networking event
  • Advancement of Federal Health Agency Professionals with VA and DHA
  • Improving interoperability and usability of Health IT with HHS
  • Health Dissemination and Implementation with NIH and VA
  • Data exchange and the future of Healthcare IT with CMS and ONC Leaders
  • Examine Federal Big Data with HHS, VA
  • Technology Summit with SPAWAR leaders and former DHA/current Cerner Exec
  • Modernization, sabotage and Next Gen with HHS
  • DHA Industry led networking event
  • Healthcare IT Symposium with DHA and Army Medical Command
  • Social Event for CMS Industry and Federal Executives


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