March 27, 2019

Top 52 Health IT Conferences to Attend in 2019

Dave Levin, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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:

1. Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency


January 29-30, 2019
Philadelphia, PA


The Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency conference is gearing up for its sixth year of educating and collaborating with healthcare data professionals on a variety of issues, such as global disclosure mandates, data sharing, patient privacy, lay summaries, and data and document anonymization. Hosted by CBI, this event also includes an agenda that is jam-packed with various boot camps and engaging roundtables. CBI’s Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Center City in Philadelphia.

Cost to Attend:

  • Life Science Companies: $2,299 (Standard Rate), $2,399 (Onsite)
  • Vendors/Consultants/Service Providers: $2,399 (Standard Rate), $2,499 (Onsite)

2. Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit

January 30-February 1, 2019 Atlanta, GA


Those working in the field of healthcare and health IT know that connectivity continues to be a pressing issue for the industry. Fortunately, the Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit, a three-day event, aims to help healthcare organizations achieve better connectivity. The event encompasses everything from operational best practices to assessing the ROI of emerging technologies. This conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost



February 10-11, 2019
Orlando, FL


The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, better known as CHIME, along with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, better known as HIMSS, are holding the 2019 CIO Forum in mid-February. Organized as a series of collaborative workshops, talks, and informative sessions, this conference aims to bring even the most connected facilities and practitioners into the new age of fully-digitized care. The CHIME HIMSS CIO Forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Cost to Attend: $450 (must be a CHIME member to attend)

4. HiMSS


February 11-15, 2019
Orlando, FL


Another conference organized by HIMSS, HIMSS19 Champions of Health Unite is a five-day event that introduces the healthcare community to some of the most tech-savvy healthcare facilitators today. Participants get the chance to meet with a variety of speakers working in a wide range of roles, including C-suite executives, administrators, caregivers, IT professionals, and many more. HIMMS19 is set to attract a whopping 45,000+ professionals from 90+ countries, making it one of the most-attended healthcare IT events in the world. This conference will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Cost to Attend:

  • HIMMS Member: $1,225
  • Non-Member: $1,325
  • Conference + Health 2.0 VentureConnect Member Bundle: $1,575
  • Conference + Health 2.0 VentureConnect Non-Member Bundle: $1,675
  • Collaborator: $1,225
  • Government: $825
  • Student: $175
  • Single Day: $675
  • Thursday Exhibit Hall Only: $525

5. IBM THINK 2019


February 12-15, 2019
San Francisco, CA


IBM THINK 2019 is the premier event for healthcare IT professionals aiming to get their hands on the very latest available and emerging technologies that will be shaping the field in the years to come. The four-day, San Francisco-based event includes a fully-customizable schedule that brings attendees to 15 of the most iconic locations in the famed city, including the Moscone Center, Union Square, the St. Regis, and more.

Cost to Attend: $2,295

6. SCOPE Summit


February 18-21, 2019
Orlando, FL


SCOPE Summit, otherwise known as the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives, is a four-day, Orlando-based event that aims to bring together the best and brightest working in the industry today. The Summit consists of a series of breakout sessions, Q&As, and keynote sessions which center around timely topics, such as data strategy and analytics, AI, risk-based monitoring, patient engagement, and much more. SCOPE Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Cost to Attend:

  • Commercial: $1,999
  • Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated: $1,029

7. Digital Health & Care: Annual Conference & Awards


February 20-21, 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland


This year’s Digital Health and Care: Annual Conference and Awards will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, a scenic backdrop for the 300+ delegate event. The two-day conference features a diverse mix of programs which includes networking and educational opportunities for those working in health, care, housing, and the 3rd sector. This event will be held at the celebrated Dynamic Earth venue in Edinburgh.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

8. Semantic Technology Conference


March 7-10, 2019
San Francisco, CA


Experts in the field say that semantic-based technology could be one of the biggest trends of the upcoming decade, a prediction which is the basis for the Semantic Technology Conference. This event gathers together a wide range of professionals, both inside and outside of healthcare IT, including CTOs and architects, product managers, data analysts, venture capitalists, software developers, and academics and researchers. The Semantic Technology Conference will be held at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.

Cost to Attend:

  • Entire Event: $1,495 (before January 31), $1,595 (after January 31)
  • Conference Only: $1,195 (before January 31), $1,295 (after January 31)
  • Tutorial Day Only: $1,195 (before January 31), $1,295 (after January 31)
  • Entire Event (Academic Rate): $895 (before January 31), $995 (after January 31)
  • Conference Only (Academic Rate): $795 (before January 31), $895 (after January 31)

9. SXSW Health & MedTech Expo


March 8-12, 2019
Austin, TX


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. As part of the Interactive Track, Health and MedTech Expo participants get the chance to meet, network, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in health IT. Topics range from connectivity to interoperability, patient experience, and beyond. The SXSW Health and MedTech Expo will be held at various locations in the Downtown Austin area.

Cost to Attend:

  • Platinum Badge: $1,550
  • Interactive Badge: $1,225

10. RISE Nashville


March 17-19, 2019
Nashville, TN


The 13th Annual RISE Nashville Summit describes itself as being the “#1 trusted source for risk adjustment, quality, Stars and beyond.” Its comprehensive agenda includes over 40 sessions that focus in on the most pressing and timely topics facing today’s industry, such as payer-provider collaboration, advanced analytics, policy update strategy, and much more. The conference’s attendees consist of a healthy mixture of quality specialists, vice presidents, directors, risk adjustment specialists, and coding specialists. The 13th Annual RISE Nashville Summit will be held at the Gaylord Opryland.

Cost to Attend:

  • Government and Community Service: $1,295 (Standard), $1,495 (Onsite)
  • Health Plans and Providers: $1,995 (Standard), $2,195 (Onsite)
  • Service Providers and Consultants: $2,795 (Standard), $2,995 (Onsite)

11. State Healthcare IT Connect Summit


March 18-20, 2019
Baltimore, MD


This year’s State Healthcare IT Connect Summit is celebrating its 10th year of educating and joining together the most innovative minds in the field. The main topic for this spring conference is how interoperability and data governance are shaping the way the industry handles its most important tasks, like privacy, security, compliance issues, and more. All workshops, roundtables, and focus groups are organized into six, highly-specific tracks for the most specialized professionals. The 10th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore.

Cost to Attend:

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

12. AMIA Informatics Summit


March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA


Informatics firm AMIA is hosting the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit, a four-day event that takes attendees into a deep dive on the topics of Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Implementation Informatics, and Data Science. Organizers describe creating an atmosphere with “a relaxed ambiance” which will inspire participants to collaborate and connect. This event is tailor-made for students, teachers, researchers, and vendors working in the field of health IT. It will be held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco.

Cost to Attend:

  • Member: $975 (by 2/21), $1,072 (by 2/22-3/14), $1,175 (by 3/14)
  • Non-Member: $1,330 (by 2/21), $1,330 (by 2/22-3/14), $1,430 (by 3/14)
  • Student Member: $495 (by 2/21), $545 (by 2/22-3/14), $595 (by 3/14)
  • Student Non-Member: $595 (by 2/21), $595 (by 2/22-3/14), $695 (by 3/14)
  • Author Member: $1,280 (by 2/21), $1,280 (by 2/22-3/14), $1,380 (by 3/14)

13. Health Datapalooza


March 27-28, 2019
Washington, D.C.

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: Contact for attendance cost

2nd Quarter Health IT Conferences

14. Hospital & Healthcare IT Conference

April 1-3, 2019
Anaheim, CA


The 2019 Hospital and Healthcare IT Conference is a peer-to-peer based event that is geared towards executive-level hospital and healthcare providers, allowing for one of the truest, most well-matched networking opportunities of the year. In addition to educational and collaborative sessions, participants can also attend the Reverse EXPO to get an inside look at the newest and best suppliers working in the healthcare IT industry. The 2019 Hospital and Healthcare IT Conference will be held at the Anaheim Marriott.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

15. Becker’s Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting


April 1-4, 2019
Chicago, IL


Currently gearing up for its 10th year, the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting is the premier 2019 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 Presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, journalist, Katie Couric, 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:

  • Attendee: $950 (discounts for multiple attendees)
  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Extra Attendee: $600

16. AONE


April 10-13, 2019
San Diego, CA


AONE 2019, a conference organized by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, is an event that connects the most important nursing leaders in the country. Held against the beautiful backdrop of San Diego, the four-day annual meeting focuses in on a wide range of nurse practicum while at the same time focusing in on the high-tech implements that will affect nurses in the future.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Conference AONE Member Registration: $950 (ends March 1), $1,150 (March 2-April 9)
  • Full Conference AONE Non-Member Registration: $1,250 (ends March 1), $1,450 (March 2-April 9)
  • Single Day Early Bird Registration (ends March 1): $475 (AONE member), $595 (non-member)

17. CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp


April 13-16, 2019
Chicago, IL


Another CHIME-organized conference, called CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, is a three and one-half day educational intensive that is taught exclusively by a faculty of healthcare CIO thought leaders. In addition to participating in a curriculum geared to mold future CIOs, attendees will also have the chance to receive up to 32 continuing education units simply by attending the event. Please note: CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp is limited to CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIT, and AEHIA members only.

Cost to Attend: $4,595 (must be paid by March 1)

18. ATA19


April 14-16, 2019
Los Angeles, CA


The American Telemedicine Association will be holding its ATA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo in the spring, an event that explores the ever-evolving healthcare delivery experience. Organizers promise to bring together healthcare providers and technology experts from a variety of unique sectors to both learn about and collaborate on the future of telehealth. This solutions-oriented conference aims to present cost-saving ways that companies can use to improve their patient experience through technology. Notable workshops include an onsite telemedicine accreditation program, as well as a four-hour technology ‘university’.

Cost to Attend:

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

19. 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2019


April 16-18, 2019
Boston, MA


The 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference and Expo is a three-day event that makes it its mission to unite the Bio-IT community by building a global network through precision medicine. One notable workshop is the famed Hackathon, an event which “will continue in the tradition of uniting life science and IT teams to tackle actual genomic datasets with maximum impact potential.” The schedule also includes a long list of unique conference programs and even an industry awards session. The 18th Annual Bio-IT World Conference and Expo will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Cost to Attend:

  • Main Conference (Commercial): $1,849 (unitl 2/1), $2,049 (until 3/8), $2,249 (Standard)
  • 1 Workshop (Commercial): $599
  • 2 Workshops (Commercial): $899
  • Main Conference (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $849 (unitl 2/1), $1,029 (until 3/8), $1,099 (Standard)
  • 1 Workshop (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $299
  • 2 Workshops (Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated): $499
  • Poster Discount: $50

20. 16th Annual World Health Care Congress


April 28-May 1, 2019
Washington, D.C.


Organizer World Congress is gearing up for its 16th Annual World Health Care Congress, a four-day event that brings together 1,500+ attendees and 300+ speakers within 15+ highly-specialized tracks. Healthcare IT professionals will be interested in a range of topics presented, including SDoH Tech, Pop Health Analytics, Care Delivery Integration, Innovation and Investments, and much more. WHCC19 will be held at The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Standard: $2,795-$4,195
  • Pharma/Biotech: $2,495-$3,895
  • Health Plans: $1,895-$2,695
  • Hospital and Health Plans: $1,295-$2,095
  • Academic: $1,295-$2,095
  • TPA and Brokers: $1,295-$2,095
  • Government: $495-$1,095
  • Employer HQ Gold Circle: $1-$601

21. AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference


April 30-May 2, 2019
Atlanta, GA


AMIA’s second event of the year, the Clinical Informatics Conference, is a place where “clinicians, data scientists, HIT developers and researchers gather to learn about implementing team-based, integrated healthcare driven by data, evidence, and best practice.” The conference co-chairs include Ann O’Brien, RN, MSN, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at the National Coordination Center and Feliciano “Pele” Yu, Jr., MD, MSHI, MSPH, FAMIA, Chief Medical Information Officer at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The conference will take place at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel.

Cost to Attend:

  • Member: $820 (by 3/7), $920 (3/8-4/11), $1,020 (onsite)
  • Non-Member: $1,260 (by 3/7), $1,260 (3/8-4/11), $1,360 (onsite)
  • Student: $430 (by 3/7), $540 (3/8-4/11), $645 (onsite)
  • Author Member: $770 (by 3/7), $870 (3/8-4/11), $970 (onsite)
  • Author Non-Member: $1,210 (by 3/7), $1,210 (3/8-4/11), $1,310 (onsite)

22. 16th Bi-Annual DoD/VA & Gov Health IT Summit


May 8-9, 2019
Alexandria, VA


The 16th Bi-Annual DoD/VA and Government Health IT Summit is presented by the Defense Strategies Institute, an organization that supports veterans and injured service members through charitable donations. This year’s summit aims to enhance “the coordination of connected healthcare IT for military and government.” Speakers include high-ranking military officials, government CIOs, and IT specialists working at VA hospitals. The Summit will be hosted at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way in Alexandria.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

23. Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare Summit


May 22-23, 2019
Philadelphia, PA


Hosted by Innovation Enterprise, 2019’s Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare Summit will focus in on the areas of healthcare IT that are making the biggest impacts in the spheres of patient experience and structuring. Organizers are currently hard at work developing a schedule for this upcoming event, so check back for an updated agenda as it is made available.

Cost to Attend:

  • Gold Pass: $1,699
  • Silver Pass: $1,399
  • One Day Pass: $1,050

24. e-Health 2019


May 26-29, 2019
Toronto, ON


e-Health, Canada’s National Conference and Tradeshow, is a four-day event that is currently celebrating its 19th year with a record 1,500+ delegates attending this spring. This unique conference has made it its mission to break down all barriers between the facilitators, attendees, and exhibitors; its floor plan will consist of a free-flowing space that allows all participants to easily connect and collaborate. e-Health 2019 will be held at one of the “greenest” conference centers in Canada, the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.

Cost to Attend:

  • Digital Canada Member: $975 (Early Bird), $1,200 (Regular), $1,400 (Onsite)
  • Student: $275 (Early Bird), $325 (Regular), $475 (Onsite)
  • Abstract Presenter: $625 (Early Bird), $725 (Regular), $875 (Onsite)
  • One-Day Registration: $495 (Early Bird), $595 (Regular), $745 (Onsite)
  • Sunday Workshop: $95

25. Telehealth2019

June 6-7, 2019
Atlanta, GA


This summer’s Telehealth2019 will be hosted by healthcare media firm, Xtelligent. The conference is set to feature keynotes,  workshops, and two highly-collaborative breakout sessions. The second annual conference will include a range of topics, including “school-based telehealth, telemental health, reimbursement and policy, eICU programs and enterprise eHealth communication platforms.”

Cost to Attend:

  • Healthcare Provider/Payer: $299 (ends 4/1), $399 (ends 5/1), $599 (regular), $799 (onsite)
  • Bio/Pharma: $699 (ends 5/1), $799 (regular), $899 (onsite)
  • Vendor/Consultant: $2,400 (regular/onsite)

26. AAMI Exchange


June 7-10, 2019
Cleveland, OH


AAMI Exchange, formerly known as AAMI Annual Conference & Expo, is a four-day event that is hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. The conference is set to bring together various AAMI stakeholders, including biomedical and clinical engineers, technicians, cybersecurity and sterilization experts, and hospital administrators and managers. The forum will focus on the ways in which medical technology will change the healthcare landscape long into the future.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

27. CHIA Convention & Exhibit


June 8-12, 2019
Indian Wells, CA


CHIA, the California Health Information Association, is holding its annual health information management (HIM)-based event this summer. The five-day event will cover topics that are unique to the field, including Privacy, Security, Compliance, Coding, EHR, CDI and more. The conference includes over 30 informational sessions, as well as pre-convention tutorials on the days preceding the main scheduled event. The CHIA Convention and Exhibit will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

28. HL7® FHIR® DevDays


June 10-12, 2019
Redmond, WA


Health Level Seven® International, a firm that creates the framework to “exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services,” will be holding its most popular conference this summer. HL7® FHIR® DevDays is a three-day event that brings together a wide range of FHIR experts and learners, including decision makers, architects, designers, product managers, developers, students, and more. The conference will take place at the Microsoft Convention Center in Redmond, Washington.

Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

29. HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe


June 11-13, 2019
Helsinki, Finland


The three-day HiMSS Health 2.0 Europe conference will focus on five overarching topics, including the integration of health and social care, the shift from acute to community-based care, promoting a secure, ethical, and actionable flow of data, artificial intelligence, and the opportunities and challenges of opening innovation. More than 2,000 digital innovators will be in attendance at Health 2.0 Europe, which will take place in Helsinki, Finland.

Cost to Attend:

  • Attendee (Health Professionals, Govt, Clinicians) member: €725
  • Non-sponsoring Vendor member: €2025
  • Start-Ups/SME member: €725
  • Attendee (Health Professionals, Govt, Clinicians) non-member: €799
  • Non-sponsoring Vendor non-member: €2099
  • Start-Ups/SME non-member: €799

30. Digital Health Pharma Congress


June 17-20, 2019
Boston, MA


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: $1,499 (until 2/1), $1,699 (until March 22), $1,899 (until May 3), $2,099 (onsite)
  • Academic, Government, Hospital Affiliated: $749 (until 2/1), $849 (until March 22), $899 (until May 3), $999 (onsite)

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