March 27, 2019

Top 52 Health IT Conferences to Attend in 2019, Part 2

Dave Levin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Find Part 1 of our Top Health It Conferences list, here.

As global technology continues to evolve, so does the healthcare industry’s appetite for heightened connectivity and interoperability, which empower healthcare organizations to streamline patient care delivery and provide more efficient, better-quality care. According to data compiled by Health IT Dashboard, 96 percent of all non-federal acute care hospitals possessed certified health IT in 2017. But widespread health IT adoption aside, facilities must not rest on their initial investments to see them through the next decade – or potentially even the next few years. In order to compete in this ever-evolving landscape, the healthcare industry must be willing to collaborate and take an active role in its IT implementation.

To support this mission, we’ve compiled a list of the 52 best health IT conferences to attend in 2019. These events are designed to connect healthcare professionals working in a variety of unique disciplines, touching on hot-button topics for today’s healthcare organizations, from connectivity to interoperability, digital health apps, cybersecurity, the rise of blockchain (and its potential to impact the healthcare industry), Artificial Intelligence, and other health IT trends and innovations.

To make it easier for you to plan your conference attendance schedule for 2019, we’ve grouped our picks for the 52 must-attend health IT conferences below by quarter:

3rd Quarter Health IT Conferences

31. AHA Leadership Summit


July 25-27, 2019
San Diego, CA


The American Hospital Association, better known as AHA, will be hosting its 2019 AHA Leadership Conference in the summer. The three day event takes a radical approach to management strategies, encouraging participants to explore high-tech opportunities and emerging technologies to create cultures of innovation within companies and boost patient experiences. Keynote speakers include former astronauts, an IBM thought leader, and a best-selling author. The 2019 AHA Leadership Conference will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost


July 31-August 2, 2019
Boston, MA

Screen-Shot-2019-01-22-at-4.06.50-PM-min, is a healthcare IT conference that brings a down-to-earth approach to the seminar world, offering “practical innovation” to the mass health market. The three-day event offers educational and collaborative opportunities on a range of topics, including healthcare IT analytics, healthcare security, patient engagement, EHR optimization, and more. Each day is filled with conference programs and focus groups, followed by networking events in the evening hours. is organized by Healthcare Scene, a community of leading healthcare IT professionals.

Cost to Attend:

  • Healthcare Provider, Non-profit and Government Pricing: Super Early Bird: $295 (Ends 2/28/19), Early Bird: $445 (Ends 5/15/19), Regular: $595 (Ends 7/18/19)
  • Health IT Vendor Pricing: Super Early Bird: $695 (Ends 2/28/19), Early Bird: $995 (Ends 5/15/19), Regular: $1195 (Ends 7/18/19)

33. EPIC UGM 2019

August 26-29, 2019
Verona, WI


Software firm, Epic, will be hosting UGM 2019 this summer, a conference that celebrates the company’s 40th-year in business and educates attendees on all things new in healthcare IT. The four-day event is set to feature a wide range of speaker and collaborative opportunities, including “Unsessions,” that allow participants to have frank and, hopefully productive, conversations with their peers. This event will be held on Epic’s Verona Campus in Vernoa, Wisconsin.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

34. Medinfo 2019: The 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics

August 26-30, 2019
Lyon, France


Organized by AIM France and IMIA, MedInfo 2019: The 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics is an event that brings together the scientists, physicians, teachers, students, companies, institutions, and decision-makers shaping the healthcare IT sphere today. This year’s topic is “Health and Wellbeing: E-Networks for All” and it will be explored through four distinct tracks which cover everything from biomedical data to care delivery support, medical informatics, and much more. This event will be held at Cité Internationale – Congress Centre in Lyon, France.

Cost to Attend:

  • IMIA Member: 640,00€ (by May 7), 720,00€ (by July 17), 800,00€ (by August 18), 1 125,00€ (after August 18)
  • Non-Member: 710,00€ (by May 7), 800,00€ (by July 17), 890,00€ (by August 18), 1 250,00€ (after August 18)
  • Student: 550,00€ (by May 7), 550,00€ (by July 17), 550,00€ (by August 18), 550,00€ (after August 18)
  • Day Ticket (Delegate): 360,00€ (by May 7), 360,00€ (by July 17), 360,00€ (by August 18), 360,00€ (after August 18)

35. SHSMD Connections 2019


September 8-11, 2019
Nashville, TN


The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association is hosting SHSMD Connections 2019, an annual event that will be held in the early fall at Music City Center in Nashville. The conference acts as a gathering ground for some of the best and brightest thought leaders working in HIT and patient experience today. Organizers are currently working on this year’s schedule. Check the conference website for more information on the agenda, as well as the venue.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

36. AHIMA Convention and Exhibit


September 14-18, 2019
Chicago, IL


The 2019 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit is an event that brings together thousands working in HIT and HIM. While an agenda has yet to be made available for this conference, organizers have announced that the five-day event will be filled with plenty of educational and collaborative opportunities that will prove helpful to individuals working in a variety of sectors.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird Registration Pricing: (April – July 31, 2018) Premier Member Price: $660, AHIMA Member Price: $695, Non-member Price: $895, Military/Government Price: $745
  • Advanced Registration Pricing: (August 1 – September 21, 2018) Premier Member Price: $775, AHIMA Member Price: $795, Non-member Price: $995, Military/Government Price: $845
  • Onsite Registration Pricing: (September 22– September 26, 2018) Premier Member Price: $850, AHIMA Member Price: $895, Non-member Price: $1095, Military/Government Price: $945
  • **Emeritus Pricing: **(Limited to AHIMA members age 65 and older who hold an Emeritus membership. Emeritus membership number must be included.) Emeritus Member Price: $350

37. HiMSS Health 2.0


September 16-18, 2019
Santa Clara, CA


HiMSS Health 2.0 Con showcases cutting-edge innovation that’s transforming the healthcare system. Health 2.0 brings together the best minds, compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations that you won’t find anywhere else. HiMSS Health 2.0 Con 2019 will take place in Santa Clara, California.

Cost to Attend: Sign up to receive updates as registration information is announced.

38. Medicine X | CHANGE


September 20-22, 2019
Stanford, CA


Stanford Medicine’s Medicine X CHANGE is a three-day event that covers both the practical and high-tech evolutions that are happening in the healthcare industry both today and in the future. The conference will bring together patients, caregivers, researchers, designers, industry and health care professionals from all over the world. Medicine X CHANGE is an Everyone Included™ event, which means that it was one of the only of its kind that promotes collaboration between both healthcare professionals and patients. This conference will be held on the Stanford University campus.

_Cost to Attend:

  • Rebel: $500 (Students), $750 (Vanguard), $1,000 (Hero), $2,000 (Legacy Maker)
  • Academics: $1,000 (Students), $1,500 (Vanguard), $1,750 (Hero), $2,500 (Legacy Maker)
  • General: $1,700 (Students), $2,200 (Vanguard), $2,500 (Hero), $3,250 (Legacy Maker)

39. Chief Nursing Officer Summit 2019


September 23, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ


The Chief Nursing Officer Summit, organized by Opal Group, is an event that helps the nation’s most powerful nurses form actionable strategies that they can apply to help strengthen their organizations, both in terms of HIT, general connectivity, and traditional nurse practicum. Proposed topics include nurse resiliency optimization, budgeting, population health, and much more. This conference will be offering continuing education units to participants. Stay tuned for more details.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

40. AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference


September 23-25, 2019
Boston, MA


The Advanced Medical Technology Association, better known as AvaMed, will be hosting its MedTech Annual Report Conference in the early fall. This 12th annual event gathers together 2,700 attendees representing more than 1,000 companies of all sizes and from all corners of the globe. This year’s educational topics include key regulatory strategies, reimbursement, legal and compliance, business development and finance, and much more. The event also brings together a host of insightful speakers; last year’s conference attracted a diverse crowd, including FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, and even NFL hall-of-famer, Joe Montana.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

4th Quarter Healthcare IT Conferences

41. AeHIN General Meeting and Conference on Interoperability for Universal Health Coverage


Dates TBA (last conference October 7-9, 2018)
Location TBA


The AeHIN General Meeting and Conference on Interoperability for Universal Health Coverage, the premier conference for global digital health education and collaboration, held its 2018 event in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Last year was a sweeping success, as it focused in on an important number of HIT-related topics, including interoperability, program management, and general standards execution. Information has yet to be released about the 2019 conference. Check the event’s website to get more information as it becomes available.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

42. Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS)


Dates TBA
Location TBA


DHIS, the Digital Healthcare Information Summit, gathers together the world’s most important innovators, investors, payers, providers, and policymakers currently shaping the digital health spectrum. 2018 speakers included a healthy range of care providers, venture capitalists, CEOs, and healthcare consultants. For more information on what to expect from this forthcoming event, check out the 2018 conference wrap-up video.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

43. Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) National Conference


Dates TBA (last conference October 15-17, 2018)
Location TBA


The Workgroup for Electric Data Interchange (WEDI) is set to host its annual National Conference sometime in the fall. Although details about the forthcoming event are just beginning to emerge, we do know that the agenda will stay true to WEDI’s mission statement, to provide HIT professionals with the tools to “enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs” throughout their facilities.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

44. Connected Health Conference


October 16-18, 2019
Boston, MA


The Connected Health Conference is an event that is famous for “balancing technology and the human element.” This conference attracts a range of professionals and elite sponsors representing powerful global organizations, like the National Institute of Health, Intel, Partners Healthcare, and HP. Attendees can expect to mingle with 3,000+ of their peers hailing from 50+ countries. Connected Health Conference will be held in Boston. Check the event’s website for venue details as they are made available.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

45. HLTH


October 27-30, 2019
Las Vegas, NV


The largest and most important conference for health innovation, HLTH brings together more than 5,000 attendees, 325 speakers, 850 founders and CEOs, and 200 media members and analysts to discuss the latest, most ground-breaking innovations in the health industry. “HLTH’s mission is to bring together senior leaders from across the health ecosystem to solve the industry’s largest problems and actualize the most promising opportunities to improve health.” HLTH will be held in late October at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cost to Attend: $1,950 (40% discount; regular price $3,100)

46. CHIME Fall CIO Forum


November 3-6, 2019
Phoenix, AZ


The CHIME Fall CIO Forum is a four-day event that is organized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. It will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in the fall. Organizers are currently hard at work developing an agenda. Check the event’s website for more details as they emerge.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

47. Exponential Medicine


November 4-7, 2019
San Diego, CA


Exponential Medicine, an event hosted by Singularity University, is a four-day conference that “gathers world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to explore and leverage the convergence of fast-moving technologies in the reinvention of health and medicine.” To get a taste of the Exponential experience, be sure to watch its 2018 event videos. Exponential Medicine will be held at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

48. Forbes Healthcare Summit


Dates TBA (last conference November 28-29, 2019)
Location TBA


Forbes Live hosts the Forbes Healthcare Summit, a gathering that is billed as being the “world’s most influential healthcare event.” Though details have yet to be made available about the 2019 event, we do know that last year’s conference focused heavily on the ever-evolving world of HIT, and the ways in which heightened connectivity makes it stronger.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

49. RSNA Annual Meeting


December 1-6, 2019
Chicago, IL


RSNA, the Radiological Society of North America, will be holding its Annual Meeting in December. Currently, in its 105th year, this scientific assembly works to introduce the latest technological innovations to the radiological community, while at the same time, giving attendees the room and opportunities necessary to innovate. This event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

50. Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series


Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations


The Healthcare IT Summit Series, organized by Healthcare Informatics, includes ten events over nine states: the Midwest Health IT Summit, the Southern California Health IT Summit, the Florida Health IT Summit, the Southeast Health IT Summit, the Rocky Mountain Health IT Summit, the Mid-Atlantic Health IT Summit, the California Health IT Summit, and more. Each of these series aims to provide education and healthy debate in regards to the future of HIT. 2019’s topics include value-based care, population health, cybersecurity, AI, data analytics, clinical workflow, and telehealth.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

51. OMG Technical Meetings


Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations


OMG, otherwise known as Object Management Group, will be holding four technical meetings in 2019. Its list of stops includes Reston, VA, Amsterdam, Nashville, and Long Beach, CA. These specialized technical meetings gather together a range of professionals, working both in and outside of HIT, such as IT architects, business analysts, government experts, vendors, and end-users. For more information on each event, visit OMG’s website.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

52. HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™


Multiple Dates
Multiple Locations


The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ includes a series of conferences held all over the nation that aim to bridge the communication gap experienced between administrators, caregivers, and patients. The conferences promote individualized, standards-based solutions that help empower organizations through compliance, customer service, and heightened connectivity. Check the HIMSS website for the full list of upcoming events.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

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