With more than 40,000 attendees, the annual HIMSS conference scheduled for mid-February remains the premier Health IT conference, but with a heavy commercial focus, it can be hard to connect with your Federal Health IT colleagues.

G2X is hearing that as many as 300 Federal Government officials will attend the HIMSS national conference, with DHA presence, VA and HHS represented in significant numbers.

Included here are three things to help you make the most of your week: Key Sessions to attend; a list of booths you may want to visit; and some of the planned social events.

Note: This is Version 2.0 of this list. Have something to add? Reach out and let me know at [email protected].

◊ Key Sessions to Attend

Monday, February 11th
Breaking Down the Silos: Connecting the Public Policy Dots
February 11, 2019 – 8:45AM EST – 9:45AM EST
Speaker(s): Elise Sweeney Anthony, Director, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator; Steven Posnack, MHS, MS, Executive Director, ONC Office of Technology

Opening Keynote: The Scope, Challenges, and Complexity in Support of the Military Medical Care Mission
February 11, 2019 – 8:45AM EST – 9:45AM EST
Speaker(s): Major General (Dr.) Lee E. Payne, Assistant Director for Combat Support Agency, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

State of the Industry: Bench to the Bedside
February 11, 2019 – 9:00AM – 9:50AM
Speaker(s) – Teresa Zayas Caban, Senior Staff, Office of the National Coordinator

A Top Down look at Blockchain – the Federal Perspective
February 11, 2019 – 11:15AM EST – 12:15PM EST
Speaker(s) – Steven Posnack, MHS, MS – Executive Director, ONC Office of Technology

Clinicians Views and Experiences with Big Data
February 11, 2019 – 11:15AM EST – 12:15AM EST
Speaker(s): Jenifer Meno, Director of Strategy and Integration, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Payers Role in Health Information Exchange
February 11, 2019 – 2:30PM EST – 3:30PM
Speaker(s): Thomas Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead, Office of the National Coordinator / CMS

Tuesday, February 12th
Opening Keynote: Will Consumer-Directed Exchange Disrupt the Healthcare Marketplace?
February 12, 2019 – 8:30AM EST – 10:00AM EST
Speaker(s): Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services

Streamlining the Acquisition Process
February 12, 2019 – 10:15AM EST – 10:35AM EST
Speaker(s) – Bridget Gauer – Program Director, NIH-NITAAC

MHS CIO – Standardizing, Modernizing, Securing Health IT
February 12, 2019 – 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Pat Flanders – Deputy Assistant Director, Information Operations / J-6; DHA CIO, DHA, DADIO/J-6

Enhancing Care with Artificial Intelligence-Driven Interactive Multimedia Reports
February 12, 2019 – 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s): Les R. Folio, DO, MPH, MSc, MAS, Col (ret) USAF, Staff Clinician, National Institutes of Health

FDA Digital Health Software Pre-Certification Program
February 12, 2019 – 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s): Bakul Patel, Associate Center Director for Digital Health, Food and Drug Administration

Modernizing Guidelines and CDS for the Digital Age
February 12, 2019 – 11:15AM EST – 11:35AM EST
Speaker(s) – Maria Michaels – Public Health Advisor, CDC

Unleashing Healthcare Data
February 12, 2019 11:30AM EST – 12:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Mona Siddiqui, Office of the CTO, HHS

HRSA: Federal Resources for the Use of Telehealth
February 12, 2019 11:45AM EST – 12:05OM EST
Speaker(s): Natassja Manzanero, Telehealth Program Coordinator, HRSA: Health Resources Services Administration

An Update on HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement from the HHS Office for Civil Rights
February 12, 2019 – 12:00PM EST – 1:00PM EST
Speaker(s): Roger Severino, Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Policy Update from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
February 12, 2019 – 12:00PM EST – 1:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Elisabeth Myers – Deputy Director, ONC Office of Policy; Elise Sweeney Anthony, JD – Executive Director, ONC Office of Policy; Michael Lipinski – Director, Regulatory Division, ONC Office of Policy

Where’s the Data? Leveraging Open Data
February 12, 2019 – 12:30PM EST – 1:15PM EST
Speaker(s) – Mona Siddiqui, MD,MPH – Chief Data Officer, HHS

Quality Payment Program Year 3
February 12, 2019 – 1:30PM EST – 2:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Holland, Senior Technical Adviser, The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services; Molly MacHarris, MIPS Program Lead, The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

MHS GENESIS: Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare
February 12, 2019 – 1:30PM EST – 2:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Stacy Cummings – Program Executive Officer, PEO DHMS

Federal-State Response to the Opioid Crisis
February 12, 2019 – 1:30PM EST – 2:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Melissa Lauer, Health Information Technology Specialist, Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Thomas Novak, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the National Coordinator For Health IT; Wesley Sargent, Health Scientist, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

MedlinePlus Connect: Patient Education from NIH
February 12, 2019 – 3:15PM EST – 3:35PM EST
Speaker(s): Jennifer Jentsch, MLS, Project Manager, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Sharing Clinical Knowledge as Interoperable SMART on FHIR Applications
February 12, 2019 – 3:30PM EST – 4:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Jonathan Nebeker, Deputy National CMIO, Department of Veterans Affairs; Kenneth Rubin, Director of Standards, VHA/US Department of Veterans Affairs

Overview of 405d Cybersecurity Guidance Document
February 12, 2019 – 4:15PM EST – 5:15PM EST
Speaker(s) – Julie Chua, CISSP, PMP – Risk Management Branch Chief, HHS

Interoperability and Patient Engagement from CMS Administrator Seema Verma
February 12, 2019 – 5:30PM EST – 6:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Alex Azar II – Secretary, HHS; Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Wednesday, February 13th
Enabling Data Interoperability Across the Continuum of Care
February 13, 2019 – 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Beth Connor – Nurse Consultant, CMS; Elizabeth Palena-Hall – LTPAC Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator For Health IT

Meaningful Measures Initiative
February 13, 2019 – 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Speaker(s): Michelle Schreiber, Director of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services; Reena Duseja, Director of the Division of Quality Measurement, The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

MedlinePlus Connect: Patient Education from NIH
February 13, 2019 -11:15AM EST – 11:35AM EST
Speaker(s): Jennifer Jentsch, MLS, Project Manager, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

What’s Next for Blue Button 2.0
February 13, 2019 12:00PM EST – 12:45PM EST
Speaker(s): Mark Scrimshire, BlueButton Innovator, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services

Advancing Cyber Preparedness for Small Providers
February 13, 2019 – 12:45PM EST – 1:05PM EST
Speaker(s): Matthew Quinn, Sr. Advisor, Health Technology, HRSA; Julie Chua, CISSP, PMP, Risk Management Branch Chief, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Approaching Persistent Problems in Health IT Through Science
February 13, 2019 – 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM EST
Speaker(s): Teresa Zayas-Caban, Chief Scientist, Chief Scientist Division, Office of the National Coordinator For Health Info

Innovation at HHS
February 13, 2019 – 2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Ed Simcox – Deputy Chief Technology Officer, HHS

Reducing Burden for Providers and Payers
February 13, 2019 – 2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Melanie Combs-Dyer; Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Thomas Mason, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator For Health Info

Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Considerations
February 13, 2019 – 2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Paul Cordts, MD, Deputy Assistant Director, Medical Affairs, Defense Health Agency

Interoperability Public Policy Roundtable
February 13, 2019 – 3:30PM EST – 4:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Ed Simcox – Deputy Chief Technology Officer, HHS; Mona Siddiqui, MD,MPHChief Data Officer, HHS

DoD: Cybersecurity Drives Health IT
February 13, 2019 – 3:45PM EST – 4:05PM EST
Speaker(s) – Monica Farah-Stapleton – APM Interoperability, PEO DHMS/PM DMIX

Adapting Guidelines for Emergencies in the Digital Age
February 13, 2019 – 4:00PM EST – 5:00PM EST
Speaker(s): Maria Michaels, Public Health Advisor, Centers For Disease Control & Prevention

Interoperability Town Hall: Are We Making Progress?
February 13, 2019 – 4:30PM EST – 5:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Tonya Martin, Sr Health Scientist, CDC

The Intersection Between Interoperability and Value-Based Care Delivery
February 13, 2019 – 5:30PM EST – 6:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Senior Advisor to the Secretary, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of CMMI, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Thursday, February 14th
Maximizing Synergy Between Federal Health Information and Technology Programs
February 14, 2019 – 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST
Speaker(s) – Edwin Lomotan, MD, FAAP – Chief of Clinical Informatics, AHRQ; Maria Michaels – Public Health Advisor, CDC

Balancing Value & Burden: CMS Electronic Quality Reporting
February 14, 2019 – 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST
Speaker(s): Deborah Kraus, Nurse, The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

ONC Town Hall
February 14, 2019 – 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST
Speaker(s): Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator For Health IT

The Latest in VA Connected Care
February 14, 2019 – 9:30AM EST – 10:30AM EST
Speaker(s): Drew Myklegard, Management Analyst, VA; Nick Muhlenbruch, Biomedical Engineer, VA Midwest Health Care Network VISN 23; Shawn Hardenbrook, Director, Web & Mobile Solutions, Department of Veterans Affairs

Cyber Fluency: Si Vis, Pacem Para Bellum
February 14, 2019 – 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Speaker(s) – Justin Hodges – Chief Operations Officer, Cybersecurity Operations Center, DHA, Deputy Assistant Director; Justin Williams, CISSP, MS – Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Cybersecurity Operations Center, DHA, Deputy Assistant Director; Servio Medina, CISSP, MA – Chief, Cybersecurity Oversight, Governance, and Strategy, DHA, Deputy Assistant Director

Health Information and Technology in Primary Care: Learnings from CPC+
February 14, 2019 – 10:00AM EST – 11:00AM EST
Speaker(s): Lisa Bari, Health IT Lead, Seamless Care Models Group, CMS Innovation Center

Maximizing EHRs for Public Health Reporting and Bidirectional eReferrals
February 14, 2019 – 10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST
Speaker(s): Nedra Garrett, MS, Sr. Advisor for Informatics – Ctr for Surveillence, Epidemiology & Lab Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MHS GENESIS: Moving Forward
February 14, 2019 – 11:15AM EST – 11:35AM EST
Speaker(s): Craig P Schaefer, Senior Staff/Staff, DoD Healthcare Mgmt System Modernization

Electronic Long-Term Services and Supports (eLTSS) Standards
February 14, 2019 – 11:30AM EST – 12:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Elizabeth Palena-Hall – LTPAC Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator For Health IT

HIT in Emergency Preparedness and Response
February 14, 2019 – 12:15PM EST – 12:35PM EST
Speaker(s): Kristen Finne, Senior Program Analyst, HHS/ASPR; Leremy Colf, Ph.D, Director, Disaster Science, HHS/ASPR

A Birdseye View of What’s Next in Artificial Intelligence
February 14, 2019 – 12:30PM EST – 1:30PM EST
Speaker(s) – Adam Boehler – Senior Advisor to the Secretary, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director CMMI, CMS

Health Information and Technology in Primary Care: Learnings from CPC+
February 14, 2019 – 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM EST
Speaker(s): Lisa Bari, MPH, MBA; Health IT Lead, Seamless Care Models Group, CMS Innovation Center

Medical Device Cybersecurity Incident Preparedness/Response
February 14, 2019 – 1:00PM EST – 2:00PM EST
Speaker(s) – Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA – Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships, FDA

Standards and Technology Update from ONC
February 14, 2019 – 2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST
Speaker(s): Steven Posnack, Executive Director, ONC Office of Technology

Exhibitor Booths

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality – Booth 8267-10
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Booth 8267-06
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid – Booth 701
Defense Health Agency – Booth 8267-01
Department of Veterans Affairs – Booth 8267-05
Federal Health IT Pavilion – Booth 8267
HRSA: Health Resources Services Administration – Booth 8267-12
NIH-NITAAC – Booth 8267-04
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT – Booth 8267-02

Key Booths to Visit

Accenture – Booth 1547
Arch Systems – Booth 807
Audacious Inquiry – Booth MP168
Aurotech – Booth 8270
By Light – Booth 4951
C-HIT – Booth MP173
CIOX Health – Booth MP133
CITI (Creative Information Technology, Inc.) – Booth 1887
Cognosante – Booth 929
Dell EMC – Booth(s) 3159, 9100-48, LR07, MP27, MP29
Deloitte – Booth(s) 3947, MP3
DSS, Inc. – Booth(s) 5559, 9100-77
ESAC, Inc. – Booth 9100-13
ForeScout Technologies – Booth(s) 400-65, MP65
ForgeRock – Booth 6293
General Dynamics Health Solutions – Booth MP32
Henry Elliott & Company – Booth 6051
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Booth(s) 3321, MP1, MP2
IBM – Booth(s) 400-102, 400-60, 6459, VHQ7000
InterSystems – Booth(s)  1559, MP44, VHQ2500, VHQ2600
IQVIA – Booth 3227
Juniper Networks – Booth 4442
KPMG – Booth 4749
Leidos – Booth 1209
ManTech – Booth 3721
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – Booth 5778
National Government Services – Booth(s) 1541, MP13
NewWave – Booth 509
Northrop Grumman – Booth 3941
NTT Data – Booth(s) 3301, 400-21, MP9, MP10
Optum – Booth(s) 5979, VHQ5700
Palo Alto Networks – Booth 400-08
Pegasystems – Booth 3626
Perspecta – Booth(s) 9100-90, LR16
Philips – Booth(s) 1001, 2101, 400-80, 609, 888-45, 9100-14, VHQ100, VHQ4800
Proofpoint – Booth 435, 400-44
Red Hat – Booth 6391
Salesforce – Booth 3311
Santa Rosa Consulting – Booth 3106
SAP – Booth 2332
Softrams – Booth 1592
Solor – Booth 9001-5
UiPath – Booth 5669
VMware – Booth(s) 400-45, 4049, MP31

Would you like your booth added to the list? Let me know at [email protected].

HIMSS After Hours

Most attendees will stay within walking distance or a short ride of the convention center. There are many good restaurants and bars within a short walking distance, including Pointe Orlando. Located at 9101 International Drive, just across the street from the Orange County Convention Center, this center is packed with restaurants and bars, including Cuba Libre, Oceanaire Seafood Room, and Capital Grille, BB King’s Blues Club, Marlow’s Tavern and Blue Martini. Click here for more details.

◊ Key Parties to Attend

Parties are everywhere. Many are invite only, but the invite part is often as easy as asking. Included below are a few events that are public. More will be added as we get closer.

Celebrate at HIMSS19 with General Dynamics IT!
Hosted by General Dynamics IT
Monday, February 11, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Bar 17 Bistro @ Universal Aventura Hotel – 6725 Adventure Way, 17th Floor – Orlando, FL 32819
Use Password: gdit

Block Party
Hosted by Redox, PointClickCare, and ImageMover
Monday, February 11, 2019 – 7:30PM EST – 11:OOPM EST
Lafayette Music Room, The Pointe

Strengthening the Heart of Healthcare at HIMSS19
Hosted by KPMG and Google Cloud
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 4:30PM
HIMSS19 Exhibit Floor – KPMG Booth 4749

Better Together
Hosted by VMware and Dell EMC
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM
3Nine at the Plaza – 9700 International Dr.

5th Annual NITAAC Contract Holder’s Networking Reception
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 6:00PM EST – 10:00PM EST
Mango’s Tropical Cafe

Women in Health IT Networking Reception
Sponsored by Verizon and Grant Thornton
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 6:30PM EST – 8:00PM EST
Hyatt – Regency P

Trailblazer Awards & Celebration at HIMSS ’19
Hosted by Salesforce
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 7:30PM — 11:00PM
B.B. King’s Blues Club – 9101 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

HIMSS19 MD/VA Networking Event
Hosted by Mid-Atlantic Chapters of VA
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 4:30PM EST – 6:00PM EST
Exhibit Floor, Nuance Booth # 3345

Salesforce Customer Appreciation at Top Golf Orlando
Hosted by Salesforce
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Topgolf – 9295 Universal Boulevard

Google Cloud’s Night Out
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 7:30PM EST – 10:30PM EST
House of Blues Orlando

Hosting an after hours networking event? Want your event posted here? Let me know at [email protected].

 

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