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Healthcare IT and EHR Conferences and Events

We often get asked which Healthcare IT and EHR conferences are the best. I always reply that it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Plus, many people are interested to know which Health IT conferences we’ll be attending so they can meet us in person. We’ll keep updating this page with the latest Healthcare IT and EHR events and which ones we’ll be attending. Where we have discount codes to attend, we’ll list those as well. Hopefully many people will find it useful. If you have other events you think we should list or you’d like us to attend your event, drop us a note on our contact us page.

Healthcare Scene’s Spring 2016 Conference and Event Schedule

Note: Due to our busy schedules we’re unable to attend every event we’d like to attend. However, if you’d like hire Healthcare Scene to cover and/or speak at your conference, feel free to reach out to us on our contact us page and we can discuss details.

International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – January 7-10, 2016 in Las Vegas – I always like to spend some time roaming the floor, connecting with smart people, and seeing what the next year of digital has in store for healthcare. I’ll be moderating a digital health panel on Thursday.

HCAA Executive Forum – February 9-11 in Las Vegas – This event is put on by the Health Care Administrators Association (HCCA). It will be my first time attending the event.

HIMSS – February 29-March 4 in Las Vegas – Multiple members of Healthcare Scene will be part of this event. Tuesday we’ll be hosting our New Media Meetup event at HIMSS. I’ll also be speaking at HIMSS if you’d like to attend my session on Marketing to Customers in an Uncertain Healthcare IT Marketplace.

Health IT Marketing and PR Conference – April 6-8, 2016 in Atlanta, GA – This is the premiere event for Healthcare IT marketing and PR professionals. We’re quite biased towards this event since we organize it, but it really is a unique event focused on the healthcare marketing and PR industry. Use the promo code: HITrocks for a special Healthcare Scene discount to the event.

AHIP – June 15-17, 2016 in Las Vegas – This will be our first time attending AHIP, but as payers and providers become one in the same we think it’s really important for us to explore what’s happening at AHIP with all the payers.

ANI (HFMA National Institute) – June 26-29, 2016 in Las Vegas – People quip that ANI is a bunch of accountants (and I guess it kind of is), but I’ve found it incredibly compelling when you want to understand the economics of health care. Turns out that technology plays a big role in the economics of health care.

Possible Late Additions: SXSW (Dell Healthcare Think Tank)

Our Take on Important Healthcare IT and EHR Conferences
Note: We’ll keep adding to this list as we remember or discover new events.

International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) – Always happens at the start of January in Las Vegas. This is an enormous show with a large and growing digital health section. The real challenge with CES is cutting through the noise (there’s a lot of it). However, it’s also an amazing event since so many people attend. Plus, you can get a flavor for what’s happening outside of healthcare that could be applied to healthcare.
CES 2014: 7-10 January, 2014 – Las Vegas
CES 2015: 8-11 January, 2015 – Las Vegas
CES 2016: 7-10 January, 2016 – Las Vegas
CES 2017: 5-8 January, 2017 – Las Vegas
CES 2018: 10-13 January, 2018 – Las Vegas
CES 2019: 10-13 January, 2019 – Las Vegas
CES 2020: 9-12 January, 2020 – Las Vegas
CES 2021: 7-10 January, 2021 – Las Vegas
CES 2022: 6-9 January, 2022 – Las Vegas

HIMSS Annual Conference – This is the top health IT user conference with usually well over 1000 healthcare IT vendors exhibiting and about 30,000 attendees.
2015 – Chicago – 4/12-4/16
2016 – Las Vegas – 2/29-3/4
2017 – Orlando – 2/19-2/23

SXSW – Healthcare is a small slice of what happens at SXSW, but they have a whole campus dedicated to healthcare IT solutions.
2015 – Austin, TX – 3/13-3/22
2016 – Austin, TX – 3/13-3/17

Healthcare Marketing and PR Conference – This is the first conference ever focused on Health IT Marketing and PR professionals. Initially focused on Healthcare B2B marketing, but looking to expand to healthcare marketing to patients.
2015 – Las Vegas, NV – 5/7-5/8
2016 – TBA – Early April

HFMA ANI – This conference is focused on the hospital CFO (or as one attendee said, a bunch of accountants). This is a great event if you deal in the business and financials of healthcare.
2015 – Orlando – 6/22-6/25
2016 – Las Vegas – 6/26-6/29

AHIMA Annual Convention – AHIMA brings together HIM professionals. This conference has a lot of discussions around records management, compliance, RAC audits, and other issues effecting the HIM community.
2014 – San Diego, CA – 9/27-10/2
2015 – New Orleans – 9/26-9/30
2016 – Baltimore, MD – 10/15-10/20
2017 – Los Angeles, CA -10/7-10/12
2018 – Miami, FL – 9/22-9/27
2019 – Chicago, IL – 9/14-9/19

Health 2.0 – This conference features a mix of healthcare IT startup companies together with large healthcare IT companies that are trying to apply the latest healthcare IT technologies. Being in the bay area it’s a very startup centric event where how much money you’ve raised is your best business card.
2014 – Santa Clara, CA – 9/21-9/24
2015 – Santa Clara, CA – 10/4-10/7

Connected Health Symposium – This event is put together by Partners Healthcare and brings together some of the best digital technologies. Being in Boston means that you get a lot of the great healthcare technologies from places like MIT, Harvard, and the surrounding healthcare IT community.
2014 – Boston – 10/23-10/24
2015 – Boston – 10/29-10/30

AMIA Annual Symposium – AMIA is the academic home for informatics and the Symposium is the leading scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics research and practice. I’ve never attended the vent, but have heard many good things about it.
2014 – Washington DC – 11/15-11/19
2015 – San Francisco – 11/14-11/18

TEDMED – Think of TED, but applied to healthcare. The event strives to expand your thinking and take you beyond the practical realities of your job and inspire you. It’s a great event with inspiring presentations, but comes with a hefty $5k price tag.
2014 – Washington DC and San Francisco – 9/10-9/12
2015 – Palm Springs, CA – 11/18-11/20

Digital Health Conference – This conference is organizing by the NYeC which manages the New York State HIE (SHINY), the REC, and a startup incubator. With deep connections to the New York community, it’s a great place to mix and mingle with NYC’s healthcare professionals.
2014 – New York City – 11/17-11/18
2015 – Not Being Held

RSNA – This conference is focused on radiology technologies and is bigger than the HIMSS conference.
2014 – Chicago – 11/30-12/5
2015 – Chicago – 11/29-12/4

mHealth Summit – This event is similar to Health 2.0, but the tone is very different. While at Health 2.0 it’s about how much money you’ve raised, mHealth Summit is about the relationships you’ve made. This event is now owned and run by HIMSS. Some call it a mini-HIMSS, but we haven’t yet seen many of the main HIMSS exhibitors cross over yet.
2014 – Washington DC – 12/7-12/11
2015 – Washington DC – 12/8-12/11

Healthcare IT and EHR User Conferences

Allscripts – ACE – Allscripts Client Experience – #ACE14
Amazing Charts – Pri-Med Live CME Meetings
Aprima – Aprima User Conference
athenahealth – athenahealth User Conference – #athenahealthUC
Cerner – Cerner Health Conference
Corepoint – Corepoint Connect
Craneware – Craneware Summit
CureMD – CureMD User Conference – #CureMDUC
eCW – eClinicalWorks National Users Conference
Epic – Epic UGM
FDB and Zynx – The FDB & Zynx Health Conference
GE Centricity – CHUG – Independently Organized
gMed – gMed User Conference – #gMedSummit2014
Greenway – Engage 14 – includes Vitera and SuccessEHS – #GreenwayENGAGE
Healthport – HIM Educational Summit
HL7 – HL7 Annual Plenary & Working Group MeetingGenomics Policy Conference
Intelligent InSites – INSITES Build
McKesson – InSight365 – Independently Organized
McKesson – McKesson Health Solutions Conference – #MHSC2014
Meditech – MUSE – Independently Organized
Modernizing Medicine – EMA Nation – #EMANation14
NextGen – NextGen Nation
NTT Data – NTT Data Client Conference
Sanotron – Interface Digital Health Summit
Siemens – Innovations for Healthcare IT
SRS Soft – SRS Annual User Summit

Other Health IT Events
Consumer Health IT Summit
Data 360 Healthcare Conference
Health Datapalooza
SIIM Annual Meeting

If you know of other health IT or EHR user conferences that we’re missing, let us know on our contact us page.