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January 13, 2020

Top 50 Health IT Conferences to Attend in 2020

Dave Levin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Due to COVID-19 many conferences have changed their events. Please see the websites of each conference to find more information

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 50 best health IT conferences to attend in 2020. 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.

Below you'll find the list of conferences taking place in Q1 and Q2. Click here for a list of conferences in Q3 and Q4.

1. Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency


January 22 – 24, 2020
Coral Gables, FL


Join CBI’s 7th Annual Clinical Data Disclosure, Transparency & Dissemination to discuss and disseminate the latest information during a time of industry reform. The clinical data transparency landscape is shifting as U.S. and global regulations are continuing to evolve. At this conference, gain insight from an expert speaking faculty, navigate regulatory changes, develop strategies for data and document anonymization, achieve meaningful patient engagement and spend your time with a laser focus on data sharing.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard: $2,299
  • Onsite: $2,399

2. Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit

January 29 – 31, 2020Atlanta, GA

2. Connected Health- RPM and Telehealth Summit

The Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit outline operational best practices for connected health programs, explore case studies in digital health, identify critical quality metrics to define success, and uncover greater ROI for applications of emerging technologies.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

3. Health Datapalooza


February 10 – 11, 2020Washington, D.C.

3. Health Datapalooza

For the first time, the Health Datapalooza will take place in February and be co-located with the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) in Washington, D.C. The 2020 Health Datapalooza will feature the same great plenaries, breakouts, awards, and unconference sessions.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

4. SCOPE Summit


February 18 – 21, 2020 Orlando, FL

4. SCOPE Summit

Celebrating its 11th successful year, SCOPE Summit 2020 takes place February 18-21 in Orlando, FL. Over the course of four stimulating days of in-depth discussions in 20 different conferences, 3 plenary keynote sessions, the annual Participant Engagement Awards, and the ever-popular interactive breakout discussions, the programming focuses on advances and innovative solutions in all aspects of clinical trial planning, management and operations.

Cost to Attend:

  • Commercial: $3,099
  • Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated: $1,399

5. Gartner CIO Forum


February 23 – 25, 2020Phoenix, AZ

5. Gartner CIO Forum

Join an exclusive community of CIOs to make connections and generate insights in a trusted and collaborative environment

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard: $3,800
  • Public Sector: $3,125

6. Digital Health & Care: Annual Conference & Awards


February 25 – 26, 2020
Edinburgh, Scotland

6. Digital Health & Care- Annual Conference & Awards

Since 2011, Digital Health & Care Scotland has been the premier gathering of senior eHealth professionals from across the Scottish health and social care sector. In 2018, its status was cemented with the launch of the first Digital Health & Care Awards in Scotland – so get ready for our biggest conference yet in 2020. Throughout the course of the two days, delegates will hear a number of interactive presentations that showcase examples of success.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost



March 8 – 9, 2020
Orlando, FL


The CHIME HIMSS CIO Forum provides valuable education programming, tailored specifically to meet the needs of CIOs and other healthcare IT executives, as well as face-to-face time with colleagues to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and strengthen partnerships with industry associations, government agencies and service firms who share a professional interest in improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

Cost to Attend: (must be a CHIME member to attend)

  • Advance (ends 2/10): $500
  • Onsite (starts 2/11): $550

8. HIMSS20


March 9 – 13, 2020 Orlando, FL

8. HIMSS20

The 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, March 9–13, 2020 in Orlando, is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for the education, innovation and collaboration they need to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere. In a time of unprecedented healthcare disruption, HIMSS20 calls health information and technology professionals around the world to one essential, simple, bold action: Be the change.

Cost to Attend:

  • HIMSS Member: $975
  • Non-Member: $1,185
  • Collaborator: $975
  • Government: $875
  • Student: $185 *Cost will increase after 2/10/2020

9. SXSW Health & MedTech Expo


March 13 – 17, 2020 Austin, TX

9. SXSW Health & MedTech Expo

Perhaps one of the most high-profile additions to our list is the SXSW Health and MedTech Expo, a sub-event of the famed SXSW music, interactive, and film festival. The Health & MedTech track focuses on the new advances and approaches being applied to medicine and well-being, including a deep dive into how the ecosystem of patients, providers, and payers interfaces with technology to improve outcomes in the communities where we live, work, and play.

Cost to Attend:

  • Platinum Badge: $1,475
  • Interactive Badge: $1,145
  • Film Badge: $1,145
  • SXSW Edu Badge: $485

10. RISE Nashville


March 15 – 17, 2020 Nashville, TN

10. RISE Nashville

As the #1 trusted source for risk adjustment, quality, Stars, and beyond, RISE Nashville is back for its fourteenth consecutive year as the must-attend mega-conference for professionals of all levels in the Medicare Advantage and ACA market. Join other health plans and physician groups and network with key stakeholders in the health care industry. Learn best practices from peers and partners to re-energize and push your organization forward, including what's to come in government health care reform. The 14th Annual RISE Nashville Summit will be held at Music City Center.

Cost to Attend:

  • Government and Community Service: $1,195 (Early) $1,395 (Standard) $1,595 (Onsite)
  • Health Plans and Providers: $1,895 (Early) $2,095 (Standard) $2,295 (Onsite)
  • Solutions Partners and Consultants: : $2,695 (Early) $2,895 (Standard), $3,095 (Onsite)

11. AONL


March 18-21, 2020
Nashville, TN

11. AONL

Further your career in a think tank environment at AONL 2020. Learn new innovative strategies that can help ready your team for the future of health care.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Conference AONL Member Registration: $1,150 (ends March 17), $1,350 (Onsite)
  • Full Conference AONL Non-Member Registration: $1,250 (ends March 17), $1,650 (Onsite)
  • Single Day Member: $550 (ends March 17), $575 (Onsite)
  • Single Day Non-Member: $675 (ends March 17), $700 (Onsite)

12. AMIA Informatics Summit


March 23 – 26, 2020
Houston, TX

12. AMIA Informatics Summit

The AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit will focus on cutting edge research around four main areas: Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Implementation Informatics and Data Science. The meeting will bring together researchers from these fields and beyond to share their work and promote a vibrant exchange of ideas leading to new collaborations, innovation and discovery. The program will be diverse including research presentations, keynote speakers, panels and short “elevator pitch” presentations highlighting the newest developments in the field of informatics with the goal of enhancing the sharing of methods and approaches across the four areas of focus. The conference welcomes students, educators, researchers from academia as well as industry who will all benefit from participating in the AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit and learning about the newest informatics developments. This year we are excited to host the meeting in Houston for the first time and welcome all of you to join us there!

Cost to Attend:

  • Member: $975 (by 2/20), $1,085 (by 2/21-3/12), $1,185 (after 3/12)
  • Non-Member: $1,340 (by 2/20), $1,340 (by 2/21-3/12), $1,440 (after 3/12)
  • Student Member: $495 (by 2/20), $545 (by 2/21-3/12), $595 (after 3/12)
  • Student Non-Member: $605 (by 2/20), $605 (by 2/21-3/12), $705 (after 3/12)
  • Author Member: $925 (by 2/20), $1,035 (by 2/21-3/12), $1,135 (after 3/12)
  • Author Non-Member: $1,290 (by 2/20), $1,290 (by 2/21-3/12), $1,390 (after 3/12)

13. 17th Annual World Health Care Congress


March 29 – April 1, 2020Washington, D.C.

13. 17th Annual World Health Care Congress

Although its name may be splashy, the 2019 Health Datapalooza Conference is an event that outlines the most critical current and emerging innovations shaping the health IT sector today. Now in its 10th year, the conference has one of the most impressive and distinct speaker schedules of 2019; its list includes individuals working in network, provider, non-profit, startup, and government roles. The 2019 Health Datapalooza Conference will take place at the Washington Hilton in our nation’s capital.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Standard: $3,595
  • Pharma/Biotech: $3,295
  • Health Plans: $2,095
  • Hospital and Health Plans: $1,495
  • Academic: $1,495
  • TPA and Brokers: $1,495
  • Government: $495
  • Employer HQ Gold Circle: $1-$400

14. Becker’s Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting


April 6 – 9, 2020 Chicago, IL

14. Becker’s Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting

Currently gearing up for its 10th year, the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting is the premier 2020 healthcare event for healthcare executives, featuring the biggest names in politics, information technology, non-profits, and more. The event’s list of speakers includes Former President, George W. Bush and Fist Lady, Laura Bush, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and a long list of CEOs from the most influential healthcare companies in the country. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Cost to Attend: 

  • First attendee: $950
  • Additional attendees: $900

15. CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp


April 18 – 21, 2020 Chicago, IL

15. CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp

The Healthcare CIO Boot Camp™ is an intensive three and one-half day education program offered by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) taught by a faculty of healthcare CIO thought leaders. Combining presentations, small group discussions, case studies and interactive problem solving, participants learn the real-world skills necessary to become a successful healthcare CIO. Participation in the Boot Camp is currently limited to members of CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIT and AEHIA, and their direct reports (including Affiliates).

Cost to Attend:

  • Attendee: $4,995 (must be paid by March 13)

16. 19th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2020


April 21 – 23, 2020 Boston, MA


In the spirit of open collaboration, the world's premier bio-IT conference will bring together the community to focus on how we are using technologies and analytic approaches to solve problems, accelerate science, and drive the future of precision medicine. With a focus on AI, data science and other "data-driven" technologies that are advancing biomedical research, drug discovery and healthcare, the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo '20 will bring together more than 3,000 participants to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from April 21-23.

Cost to Attend:

  • Main Conference (Commercial): $2,249
  • 1 Workshop (Commercial): $599
  • 2 Workshops (Commercial): $899
  • Main Conference (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $799
  • 1 Workshop (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $299
  • 2 Workshops (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $499
  • Poster Discount: $50

17. Semantic Technology Conference


April 21 – 23, 2020
Austin, TX

17. Semantic Technology Conference

SEMANTiCS US will bring together the world's experts, practitioners, and researchers in Knowledge Graphs, Ontologies, and AI to share their experience and knowledge. It will serve as a meeting place and collaborative opportunity for business and IT to come together to discuss the latest trends, successes, and challenges in this constantly evolving space, with specific programming for all skill and experience levels.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Early Bird (ends 2/13): $850
  • Entire Event: $975

18. State Healthcare IT Connect Summit


April 27 – 29, 2020 Baltimore, MD

18. State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

The 2020 meeting will be the 11th annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit. The conference has grown and evolved into an important national venue for public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of State Health IT Systems. We anticipate 1000+ attendees & 45+ state teams at the 2020 program.

Cost to Attend:

  • Federal, State, and Local Government: FREE
  • Media: FREE
  • Payers and Providers: $595 (Early) $795 (Regular Rate)
  • Industry: $795 (Early) $995 (Regular Rate)

19. EPIC UGM 2019

April 27 – May 8, 2020 Verona, WI

19. EPIC UGM 2019

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

2nd Quarter Health IT Conferences

20. ATA20


May 3-5, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

20. ATA20

At ATA2020, you will become immersed in the novel application of virtual care technologies, deepen your understanding of patient and consumer perspectives and motivations, and bring clarity to the challenges, policies and opportunities to implementing telehealth solutions in value-based delivery models. Attendees will be armed with the practical knowledge, best practices and actionable insights that will allow you to identify opportunities for your organization and create the future of care delivery. Our speakers, our content and our partners create a solid foundation on which to build your telehealth expertise and success. Only at ATA2020, you will get a glimpse of where the market is going in the next five years, from the thought leaders and innovators creating that future.

Cost to Attend:

  • Explorer Pass Member: $525 (through 2/28)
  • Explorer Pass Non-Member: $675 (through 4/14)
  • All Access Pass Member: $1,035 (through 2/28)
  • All Access Non-Member: $1,295 (through 4/14)
  • Government All-Access Pass: $725

21. IBM THINK 2020


May 4 – 7, 2020San Francisco, CA

21. IBM THINK 2020

Acquire hands-on experience with the latest advancements in open technologies from hybrid multicloud to data and AI – then meet the luminaries who are using them to transform our lives. Think isn't a single conference for thousands of people. It's thousands of curated conferences in one.

Cost to Attend:

  • Super Saver (ends 2/14): $1,995
  • Early Bird (ends 4/5): $2,295
  • Standard: $2,495

22. 17th Bi-Annual DoD/VA & Gov Health IT Summit


May 6 – 7, 2020
Alexandria, VA

22. 17th Bi-Annual DoD:VA & Gov Health IT Summit

The 17th Annual DoD/VA & Government HIT Summit is designed as a “Town Hall” style forum that illustrates the DoD, VA and Federal Government’s efforts at facilitating an interoperable and modernized health IT ecosystem. This event will discuss the acquisition and current innovations in technologies that are being integrated across the DoD, VA, and Federal Government to further enable a compatible, efficient & secure electronic health record system for all active duty & veterans. It will also detail advancements that have been made to secure medical devices in the healthcare system from various cyber-attacks and breaches.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

23.Hospital & Healthcare IT Conference

May 18 – 20, 2020
New Orleans, LA

23. Hospital & Healthcare IT Conference

With our concurrent conference model, you will have opportunities to make even more connections during networking events - the Keynote Address, Meals, Hospitality Suites, and Dinner & Entertainment events will be held jointly - while maintaining dedicated focus on the subjects and solutions that matter most to you during the Reverse Expo and Educational Sessions. 

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

24. HITRUST Annual


May 19 – 21, 2020Grapevine, TX

24. HITRUST Annual

HITRUST® Collaborate is the most comprehensive and definitive information risk management conference for privacy, security, and compliance professionals. If safeguarding sensitive information and preventing a data breach is important to your organization, your company will want to be part of this high-impact event. The goal of HITRUST Collaborate is to enable attendees to learn, collaborate, and deliver more effective methods for risk management, compliance, information protection, and address privacy requirements. HITRUST Collaborate attendees will listen to and participate in discussions on the latest trends and best practices.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird (by 3/2): $1,750
  • Standard (after 3/2): $2,000

25. AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference


May 19 – 21, 2020Seattle, WA

25. AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference

AMIA’s second event of the year AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Conference – CIC – is making a mark on healthcare. CIC is where practitioners in health informatics including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, HIT developers, data analysts, C-suite executives, and all members of the health care team come together at their home conference. Our collective goal is to advance healthcare systems driven by data, evidence, and best practice with the explicit purpose of creating better health information technologies. Known as AMIA’s “doing conference,” this conference features workshops, presentations, and networking events that provide attendees with tools to support their day-to-day efforts while working toward the quadruple aim. CIC comes to Seattle in 2020 bringing a conference filled with unbiased content combining evidence and experience-based informatics to foster a true learning health system.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

26. HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe


May 26-28, 2020Helsinki, Finland

26. HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe

The most influential digital health conference in Europe will be returning to Helsinki, Finland on 26-28 May 2020 for three days of the latest innovation, exciting learning and unmatchable networking opportunities.The conference will welcome over 3,000 healthcare leaders and more than 200 speakers from the entire ecosystem under the same roof, gathering the best of both worlds: the HIMSS expertise and thought leadership and the Health 2.0 network of entrepreneurs and investors. Together, in addition to engaging with each other, hearing about real best practices and learning new skills, delegates will get a unique chance to see some of the technologies that are making a positive difference to patients today.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Attendee (Health Professionals, Govt, Clinicians) member: €750
  • Non-sponsoring Vendor member: €2,050
  • Start-Ups/SME member: €750
  • Attendee (Health Professionals, Govt, Clinicians) non-member: €825
  • Non-sponsoring Vendor non-member: €2,125
  • Start-Ups/SME non-member: €825

27. e-Health 2019


May 31 – June 1, 2020
Parq Vancouvre, BC

27. e-Health 2019

For 20 years, the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow has created unique and valuable learning and networking opportunities for organizations and people working to make a difference in Canadian health through information and technology.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Digital Canada Member: $975 (Early Bird), $1,200 (Regular), $1,400 (Onsite)
  • Non-Member: $1,175 (Early Bird), $1,400 (Regular), $1,600 (Onsite)
  • Student: $275 (Early Bird), $325 (Regular), $475 (Onsite)
  • Abstract Presenter: $625 (Early Bird), $725 (Regular), $875 (Onsite)
  • One-Day Registration Member: $475 (Early Bird), $595 (Regular), $745 (Onsite)
  • One-Day Registration Non-Member: $595 (Early Bird), $695 (Regular), $845 (Onsite)
  • Sunday Workshop: $95

28. Digital Health Pharma Congress


June 2 – 4, 2020 Boston, MA

28. Digital Health Pharma Congress

Digital Health World Pharma Conference, an event which is part of CHI’s World Pharma Week, is debuting for the very first time this year. The conference, which is hosted by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute, is a four-day program that provides education on the topics of biosensors, mobile devices and wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile health platforms, artificial intelligence, and much more. The Digital Health Pharma Conference will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Commercial: $1,999 (until 2/7), $2,499 (standard/onsite)
  • Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated: $999 (until 2/7), $1,299 (standard/onsite)
  • Student: $495

29. Telehealth2020

June 3 – 5, 2020Austin, TX

29. Telehealth2020

The Value-Based Care Summit in Austin, Texas, will convene key decision-makers from leading payer and provider organizations to discuss solutions to challenges facing the industry's transition to value-based payment. The show will offer a blended experience for those looking to learn about the connection between value-based care and telehealth. Enjoy ample networking throughout the three day event to connect with your peers while discussing the problems, challenges, and solutions tied to new models of care delivery and reimbursement.

Cost to Attend:

  • Healthcare Provider/Payer: $399 (ends 2/27), $599 (ends 4/2), $799 (regular), $899 (onsite)
  • Bio/Pharma: $799 (regular), $999 (onsite)
  • Vendor/Consultant: $1,600 (ends 2/27) $1,900 (ends 4/2) $2,200 (regular/onsite)

30. AAMI Exchange


June 12 – 15, 2020 New Orleans, LA

30. AAMI Exchange

The AAMI Exchange is the premier health technology event which seeks to connect the full gamut of AAMI stakeholders—biomedical and clinical engineers, technicians, cybersecurity and sterilization experts, hospital administrators and managers, and the industry's leading service and solution providers. The AAMI Exchange provides a forum for broad conversations among these stakeholders on the ever-changing industry of medical technology.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

31. CHIA Convention & Exhibit


June 13 – 17, 2020 Riverside, CA

31. CHIA Convention & Exhibit

The CHIA Convention & Exhibit is California’s premier event for health information management (HIM) professionals. Health care and the role and opportunities for HIM professionals are on the cusp of unprecedented change. This one-stop event will address today’s most important topics and offers networking opportunities to a broad spectrum of HIM professionals. Discover innovative ideas and strategies for tackling day-to-day issues as leading industry experts discuss challenges facing today’s HIM professionals in electronic health record best practices, patient access/release of information, compliance, organizational leadership and management, data integrity, clinical documentation improvement, consumer/patient engagement, coding, compliance and more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

32. HL7® FHIR® DevDays


June 16 – 18, 2020 Cleveland, OH

32. HL7® FHIR® DevDays

HL7 FHIR Days is one of our hottest events and we are heading to Cleveland, Ohio on June 16-18, 2020! Registration opens in January, so sign up to be notfied and you can secure your seat as we expect a full house.  Designed to deliver a unique education experience within a collaborative environment, FHIR DevDays offers a combination of focused hackathons, tutorials, keynotes and networking. Top FHIR experts from around the world instruct, guide and discuss the further improvement of the HL7 FHIR standard.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

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