NOTE: As of a notice posted March 5, this event has been canceled. Read more here.

By Julieanne Cooper, Managing Director, Member Services – G2Xchange Health

HIMSS2020 Orlando for the Federal Health IT Executive

With more than 40,000 attendees, the annual HIMSS conference, scheduled for mid-March, 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 375 Federal Government officials will attend this national conference, with DHA presence, VA, CMS 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 1.0. We will be updating this list over the course of the next few weeks. Have something to add? Reach out and let me know at Julie@G2Xchange.com

Key Sessions to Attend

Monday, March 9
National Library of Medicine and Nursing Informatics: Past, Present, and Future 
March 9 – 8:45AM – 9:45AM
Speaker(s) – Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD, Director, National Library of Medicine

Blockchain Integration into Federal Health
March 9 – 8:45AM – 9:45AM
Speaker(s): Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, HHS Office of the Secretary

Maximizing Value from Big Data: A Federal View
March 9 – 8:45AM – 9:45AM
Speaker(s): Sanjay Koyani, Exec Dir for Innovation, Department of Health and Human Services

Scaling Community Integrated Health Networks and Interoperable Social Care Referral Systems
March 9 – 10:00AM – 10:15AM
Speaker(s): Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator, Innovation & Partnership, HHS Administration For Community Living

How Do Recent CMS Policies on Making Data Available to Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Underserved Communities?
March 9 – 10:35AM – 11:50AM
Speaker(s) – Kevin Larsen, FACP,MD, Director, Continuous Improvement And Strategic Planning, CMS; Thomas Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead, Office Of The National Coordinator

Virtual Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Underserved Populations
March 9 – 1:45PM – 3:00PM
Speaker(s): Jonathan Nebeker, MD, Deputy National Chief Medical Informatics Officer, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Accelerating Mission-Critical Goals at the Department of Veterans Affairs: The Intersection of Emerging Technology and New Funding Models
March 9 – 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Speaker(s): Brian Spencer, DPM, Principal Lead (Acting), VA Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Melissa Glynn, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Integrating Medical and Social Care for Older Adults
March 9 – 3:15PM – 3:50PM
Speaker(s): Kelly Cronin, Deputy Administrator, Innovation & Partnership, HHS Administration For Community Living

Tuesday, March 10
HC3 a Health Sector Prescription for Cybersecurity
March 10 – 10:15AM – 10:35AM
Speaker(s) – Troy Adams, IT Specialist, HHS; William Welch, Lead for Cyber Engagement, U.S. Health and Human Services

Strengthening the Homefront by Adopting an IT Business Model
March 10 – 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Speaker(s): COL Francisco Dominicci, CPHIMS, MA, MS, RN-BC, Chief, Solution Delivery Division, DAD IO J6, Defense Health Agency

MedlinePlus Connect: Patient Education from NIH
March 10 – 11:45AM – 12:05PM
Speaker(s) – Jennifer Jentsch, MLS, Project Manager, National Library of Medicine

A Common Electronic Health Record Solution for VA and DoD
March 10 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Speaker(s): Bill Tinston, Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems; John Windom, MBA, Executive Director, Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

DoD Health Information Exchange
March 10 – 12:45PM – 1:05PM
Speaker(s): Lance Scott, DMIX Program Manager, Operations and Sustainment Assistant Program Manager, Defense Health Agency

eCQM Burden Reduction Tools
March 10 – 1:15PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s) – Debbie Krauss, Nurse Consultant, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Connected Care As an Access and Patient Engagement Strategy
March 10 – 1:30PM- 2:30PM
Speaker(s): Neil C. Evans, Chief Officer, Office Of Connected Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

AHRQ Digital Healthcare Research Findings & Impact
March 10 – 2:45PM – 3:05PM
Speaker(s): Shafa Al-Showk, PhD, MPH, CHES, Health Scientist, Agency For Healthcare Research & Quality

Modernizing VA’s EHR and Advancements in Interoperability
March 10 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Speaker(s): John Short, MBA,MSIS, Chief Technology Integration Officer, Office of EHR Modernization, , U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; John Windom, MBA, Executive Director, Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Laura Kroupa, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Essential Health IT–Supporting MHS Quality and Safety
March 10 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Speaker(s): Paul Cordts, MD, Deputy Assistant Director, Medical Affairs, Defense Health Agency

HRSA: Federal Telehealth Technical Assistance
March 10 – 3:15PM – 3:35PM
Speaker(s) – Natassja Manzanero, MS, Telehealth Program Coordinator and Rural Health IT Policy Lead, HRSA

Future: The Road Ahead For Pharma & Clinical Research
March 10 – 3:35PM – 4:30PM
Speaker(s) – John Hariadi, Associate Director For Knowledge Management, Data Analytics And Technology Assistance, Office Of Translational Sciences, Center For Drug  Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA

Faster, Better, Safer: Medicare Innovations
March 10 – 3:45PM – 4:05PM
Speaker(s): Alicia Beckett, Digital Service Expert, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Towards Computable Guidelines With FHIR
March 10 – 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Speaker(s) – Maria Michaels, MBA, PMP, Public Health Advisor, CDC

Striving Toward an Open Ecosystem: Expanding Interoperability Across Care Settings
March 10 – 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Speaker(s) – Avinash Shanbhag, Acting Director, Office Of Technology, ONC

MHS GENESIS: DoD’s Electronic Health Record
March 10 – 4:45PM – 5:05PM
Speaker(s): Craig Schaefer, Program Manager, Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization, Defense Health Agency

Special Keynote Session
March 10 – 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Speaker(s) – Alex Azar, Secretary, Health And Human Services (invited to speak)

Wednesday, March 11
Balancing Innovation and Disruption in Information Sharing
March 11 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Speaker(s) – Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS

Medicare Claims Data APIs From CMS
March 11 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Speaker(s) – Karl Davis, Associate Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CMS; Allison Oelschlaeger, Chief Data Officer, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services; Anna Routh, Innovation Specialist, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

20/20 Oversight: OIG’s Enforcement Landscape and Health IT
March 11 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Speaker(s): Andrew Vanlandingham, Senior Counselor for Medicaid Policy/ Acting Senior Counselor for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General; Lisa M. Re, Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General

Supporting the Data Needs of an Aging Population
March 11 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Speaker(s) – Beth Connor, MS,RN, Nurse Consultant, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services; Elizabeth Palena-Hall, MBA,MIS,RN, LTPAC Coordinator, DHHS/ ONC

The 5G-Enabled Medical Campus: AR-Assisted Surgery
March 11 – 9:45AM – 10:05AM
Speaker(s): Ryan Vega, Executive Director, VHA Innovation Ecosystem, VA

A HIPAA Update from the HHS Office for Civil Rights
March 11 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Speaker(s): Roger Severino, Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights

Privacy Challenges in the Internet of Health Things
March 11 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Speaker(s) – Joy Pritts, Independent Consultant And Former Chief Privacy Officer, Office Of The National Coordinator For Health Information Technology

Lessons Learned for Building Effective Patient Engagement Technology
March 11 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Speaker(s) – Charles Worthington, Acting Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs; Lauren Alexanderson, Health Product Line Lead, Office of the CTO, Department of Veterans Affairs

Enhancing Cybersecurity of Medical Devices
March 11 – 10:45AM – 11:05AM
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Barnes Maj, USAF, BSC, Chief Medical Officer, DHA Medical Logistics, Defense Health Agency

Maximizing Value From Government Health Data: A Federal View
March 11 – 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Speaker(s) – Sanjay Koyani, Executive Director for Innovation, HHS

Maximizing EHRs for Public Health Reporting and Bidirectional eReferrals
March 11 – 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Speaker(s): Arunkumar Srinivasan, Deputy Director for Informatics, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention; Cynthia Bush, Health Scientist (Informatics), CDC/NCHS; Genny Luensman, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Laura Conn, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Megan Light, Public Health Analyst, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention; Temitope Alimi, ORISE Fellow, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention; Veronique Benie, Computer Scientist, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention; Wendy Blumenthal, MPH, Health Scientist (Informatics), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Faster, Better, Safer: Medicare Innovations
March 11 – 11:45AM – 12:05PM
Speaker(s): Alicia Beckett, Digital Service Expert, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

A Fireside Chat with the U.S. Department of HHS
March 11 – 12:45PM – 1:05PM
Speaker(s): Ed Simcox, CTO, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Views from the Top: Transforming the Military Health Systems
March 11 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s): Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency

Getting to Ground Truth on Medical Device Vulnerabilities
March 11 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s) – Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health IT & FHIR to Enable Research and Discovery
March 11 – 1:15PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s) – Kevin Chaney, Senior Program Manager for the Chief Scientist Division, ONC; Teresa Zayas Cabán, Coordinator, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Acceleration, NIH

How Open APIs Drive Innovation in Clinical and Home Settings
March 11 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Speaker(s): Jason Glanville, Director of Product Strategy, Project Special Forces, Department of Veteran Affairs; Thomas Osborne, MD, Director @ NCCHI. CMIO @ VA Palo Alto, Department of Veteran Affairs

Global Military Health Series: U.S and Singapore Perspectives on Enhancing EHR’s for Military Healthcare
March 11 – 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Speaker(s): Bill Tinston, Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems; Major General (Dr.) Lee E. Payne, Assistant Director for Combat Support Agency, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Using CDS to Expedite Evidence into Practice
March 11 – 2:45PM – 3:05PM
Speaker(s) – Roland Gamache, PhD, MBA, FAMIA, Staff Fellow, AHRQ

MedlinePlus Connect: Patient Education from NIH
March 11 – 3:15PM – 3:35PM
Speaker(s) – Jennifer Jentsch, MLS, Project Manager, National Library of Medicine

HHS 405(d) Manage Threats and Protect Patients
March 11 – 3:45PM – 4:05PM
Speaker(s) – Julie Chua, CISSP,PMP, Director, GRC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Global Military Health Series: Lessons from the Battlefield: The Impact on Military Medicine across the Globe
March 11 – 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Speaker(s): David Norley, Program Manager, JOMIS, PEO Defense Health Management Systems

Using Customer Insights to Improve PX at the VA
March 11 – 4:15PM – 5:30PM
Speaker(s): Michael Renfrow, Deputy Director, VA Patient Experience (VEO/PX)

A Journey to Trusted Exchange
March 11 – 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Speaker(s) – John Rancourt, MPA, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, ONC

Special Keynote Session
March 11 – 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Speaker(s): Donald Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services; Seema Verma, Invited to Speak | Administrator, Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Thursday, March 12
Advancing Telehealth in Rural America and Beyond
March 12 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Speaker(s) – Edwin Lomotan, MD, Chief of Clinical Informatics, Agency For Healthcare Research & Quality; Natassja Manzanero, MS Telehealth Program Coordinator and Rural Health IT Policy Lead, HRSA

DHA J-6—Optimizing Health IT Operations
March 12 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Speaker(s): COL PAT Flanders, SES, Deputy Assistant Director, Information Operations; DHA CIO, Defense Health Agency

The 5G-Enabled Medical Campus: AR-Assisted Surgery
March 12 – 10:15AM – 10:35AM
Speaker(s): Thomas Osborne, Director of VA National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation, VA

Candid Discussion on Reducing Health Inequities: Is Technology the Answer?
March 12 – 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Speaker(s) – Kim Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Policy & Operations, CMS

From Evidence to Encounter: Accelerating Clinical Quality
March 12 – 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Speaker(s): Kenneth Rubin, Director of Standards, US Department of Veterans Affairs

HHS 405(d) and HC3 Cybersecurity Programs
March 12 – 12:45PM – 1:05PM
Speaker(s) – Julie Chua, CISSP,PMP, Director, GRC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Driving Innovation in Healthcare — HHS and VC perspectives
March 12 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s): Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services

DHA Med-Device Enclave Security Automation Solution
March 12 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s): Tom Hines, CISSP,HQE, Director, Engineering & Technology Transformation, Senior Advisor, DAD IO/J-6 CIO, DHA

ReImagining Data for Better Insights
March 12 – 1:15PM – 2:00PM
Speaker(s) – Kim Garriott, Data Portfolio Lead, HHS; Sanjay Koyani, Executive Director for Innovation, HHS

Ignite Your Career With a Curated eHealth Toolkit
March 12 – 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Speaker(s) – Cory Stephens, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, SHIMSS, Nurse Consultant, Informatics, NIH Clinical Center

Patient Access and Interoperability for State Medicaid Agencies
March 12 – 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Speaker(s) – Thomas Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead,
CMS/ONC

Friday, March 13
User-Centered EHR Training Drives Organizational Efficiency
March 13 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Speaker(s) – Cory Stephens, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, SHIMSS, Nurse Consultant, Informatics, NIH Clinical Center; Kim Stevens, DNP, MSN, RN, Supervisory Nurse Consultant, Informatics, NIH Clinical Center

Impact of VA Telehealth Care: When and Where It’s Needed
March 13 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Speaker(s): Leonie Heyworth, MD, Director of Synchronous Telehealth, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

** Throughout the event Interoperability Use Case Tours will be held at VA Demonstration Booth 8300 in Hall E

Exhibitor Booths

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality – Booth 7089-09
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – no listing
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid – Booth 3801
Defense Health Agency – Booth 7089-05
Department of Veterans Affairs – Booth 7089-04, 8300-48, MP44
Federal Health IT Pavilion – Booth 7089
HRSA: Health Resources Services Administration – Booth 7089-07
National Library of Medicine – Booth 7089-02
NIH-NITAAC – Booth 7089-03
NIST – Booth 7089-06
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT – Booth 7089-01

Key Booths to Visit

Accenture – Booth 3858
American Well – Booth 4001, 8300-105
AWS – Booth(s) 858, MP108, MP109, MP110, MP95
Booz Allen – Booth MP94
By Light – Booth(s) 400-61, 7675
Cerner – Booth 2941, 2933, 400-76, 8300-42
Cognosante – Booth 929
Deloitte – Booth(s) 2659, MP224
DRT Strategies – Booth #7082
DSS, Inc. – Booth 5559
ForeScout Technologies – Booth(s) 400-53, 8300-84
General Dynamics Health Solutions – Booth MP17
Guidehouse – Booth MP32
Henry Elliott & Company – Booth 5751
HMS – Booth 680-05
IBM – Booth(s) 3579, 400-07, 400-90, MP221
InterSystems – Booth 3301
KPMG – Booth 1921
Leidos – Booth 4758
LunarLine – Booth 4944
ManTech – Booth 4873
Mettle Solutions – Booth 8081
Mulesoft – Booth 3727
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – Booth 5786
National Government Services – Booth(s) 4543, MP34
NetApp – Booth(s) 7347, 8200-13, 8200-16, 8200-19, 680-07, MP123, MP124, MP125
Neustar – Booth 632
NewWave – Booth 800
Northrop Grumman – Booth 1535
NTT Data – Booth 3601
Optum – Booth 6278
Palo Alto Networks – Booth 400-100, 635
Pegasystems – Booth 4115
Perspecta – Booth 8300-45, MP119
Philips – Booth(s) 2701, 2721, 2927, 400-30, 8300-54, MP92
Red Hat – Booth(s) 5745, 8300-127
RTI International – Booth 680-03
SAIC – Booth MP74
SAP – Booth 2070
Saviynt – Booth 400-12
Salesforce – Booth 3530
ServiceNow – Booth 400-101
Splunk – Booth 869
Tableau – Booth 841, MP227
VMware – Booth(s) 2021, MP39, MP40

Would you like your booth added to the list?  Let me know at Julie@g2xchange.com

Key Parties to Attend

HIMSS AEGIS Party
Monday, March 9, 2020 – 7:00PM
To be held at a Private Estate – Transportation Provided

General Dynamics HIMSS Networking Event
Monday, March 9, 2020 – 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando – 5800 Universal Boulevard – Orlando, FL

HIMSS20 Welcome Reception with InterSystems 
Monday, March 9, 2020 – 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Bahama Breeze – 8849 International Drive, Orlando, FL

WWT Networking Event at HIMSS20
Hosted by World Wide Technology & Veritas
Monday, March 9, 2020 – 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar – 9101 International Dr. – Orlando, FL

HIMSS: NITAAC CIO-SP4 Industry Hour
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 10:15AM-11:15AM
Room W103A (Federal Health Community Meeting Room)

Happy Hour with Health Gorilla at HIMSS20
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Fiorenzo – Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive – Orlando, FL

Celebrate at HIMSS’20 with NITAAC Contract Holders
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Mango’s Tropical Cafe, 8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL

Salesforce Trailblazer Awards and Celebration
Hosted by Salesforce, Deloitte Digital, and DocuSign
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 7:30PM – 11:00PM
B.B. King’s Blues Club, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL

HIMSS20 Networking Event with OptumServe and Halfaker
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 9PM – 12AM
Bar 17 Bistro at Universal’s Aventura Hotel – 6725 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL

Leading for Impact, Federal Health Women in Leadership Luncheon
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 11:15AM – 1:00PM
Rosen Plaza Hotel – 9700 International Drive – Orlando, FL

Maryland & Virginia Chapters of HIMSS Reception
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Orange County Convention Center, Exhibit Floor – Nuance Booth #1944

THE After Party with PSI, TechWerks, SAIC, FTC and MicroHealth
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020, 9:00 PM – 12:00AM
Mango’s Tropical Café – 8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL

Hosting an after hours networking event? Want your event posted here? Let me know at Julie@G2Xchange.com

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