With the new fiscal year well underway and plans and strategies for 2019 shaping up, here are five events you should have on your radar between now and turkey day to help you make connections with top leaders, along with several popular late November and December events to consider penciling onto your calendar now.

CXO Tech Forum
When: November 13, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
This event promises candid conversations with speakers from CDC, HHS and others on how the U.S. government can better adopt the best artificial intelligence technologies and utilize the opportunities it creates.

Healthcare of Tomorrow Summit
When: November 14 – 16, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
This mid-November event with the FDA Commissioner, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Executive Director for Telehealth Services, within the VA’s Office of Connected Care offers the opportunity to exchange ideas, share best practices, and set new standards for patient care.

Opioid Crisis – Health IT Strategies to Address the Problem
When: November 15, 2018
Where: Arlington, VA
The panelists invited to this event hosted by HIMSS NCA will examine the opportunities these technologies present, the strategies that will encourage their implementation and success, and the challenges and unintended consequences that might prevent or slow their ultimate use.

Small Business Vendor Outreach
When: November 20, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
Hosted by HHS, this bi-monthly social event provides a great opportunity to connect with small business leaders from numerous HHS OpDIVs. These events tend to fill up fast, so keep an eye on registration.

NCMA Woodlawn Social Event
When: November 20, 2018
Where: Columbia, MD
Founded in part by CMS Executives, this NCMA chapter maintains a dedicated focus on supporting CMS and CMS Industry partners. These regular networking events provide a great opportunity to connect with large and small firms who are supporting CMS today, along with the occasional CMS Exec sighting.

Here are a few more events that will be here before you know it so are worth taking a look at now.

Process Excellence in VA 2018
When: November 28 – 30, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
With speakers that include VA’s Chief Learning Officer and Chief Veterans Experience Officer, this summit will focus on reviewing recent initiatives and successes within the VA and a discussion of what steps can be taken to deliver the highest quality of care to Veterans.

DHA Industry Happy Hour
When: November 29, 2018
Where: Blackfinn Ameripub, Merrifield, VA
Organized by Kavita Kalatur and NetImpact, this third annual event is a great way to build relationships with the DHA Government and industry leaders, while doing it all in support of a great cause, Toys for Tots. Event runs 4:30-7pm. No registration is required.

FedHealthIT 100 Awards
When: December 5, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
Evaluations are now complete and the 100 honorees for this year have been notified. This early December event is set to recognize these leaders, nominated and chosen by their peers for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health IT & Consulting Market. Top leaders from CMS, DHA, HHS, and VA are scheduled to speak. Note: This event sold out early last year.

CMS SPARC Networking Event
When: December 13, 2018
Where: Rockville, MD
The holidays are approaching and the 2019 CMS forecast is out so there will be a lot to chat about at this social event organized by Jason Cullum and Shelly McGuire. Anita Allen, the CMS Small Business Representative is scheduled to attend.

AFCEA 2019 Health IT Summit
When: January 29-30, 2019
Where: Bethesda, MD
AFCEA Bethesda’s 11th annual Health IT Summit will bring together more than 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry and government over two days to explore strategies for leveraging modern IT technology and tactics advance healthcare outcomes.

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:

Veteran Care Goals with VA
Insight into Blockchain Transforming Procurement with HHS
The Role of Health IT in the Opioid Crisis with HHS, VA
Marketing Technology Solutions with CMS, HRSA
Tech Day with CMS
The Future of Healthcare with DHA, VHA, and CDC
The Journey of Interoperability with DoD/VA
Finding Efficiencies with Automation and Cloud with VA
DHA Industry Happy Hour
ONC Annual Meeting
Acquisition Innovation and Trends with VA, CMS
Networking with the DHA Community
IT Modernization Summit with HHS and VA
Protecting Citizens and Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks with VA
Discussion of Tools, Trends, and Techniques in Cybersecurity
Strategic Directions and Priorities in Quality with CMS
Strategic Initiatives in Health Access and Affordability with HHS and CMS

The G2X event calendar, focused on the interests of the Federal Health IT and consulting community, is updated regularly.




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