September 7 - 11, 2020
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We’ve made it easy for you to share your involvement with HIMSS with your followers, clients, colleagues, peers and customers. We think it’s important that as many people in the industry as possible come together at the most influential European healthcare conference, and we know you are a vital part of making that happen.

Direct invitations and word of mouth are some of the most impactful ways to ensure all the right people are there to engage in effective meetings and high-level conversations to move our industry forward.

Use these banners (email signatures and social media cards) to share and promote the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Digital Event via email, website and social media. Be sure to link them to If you need banners in a specific size or another asset, or if you have any issues while downloading, please reach out to the design team.


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HIMSS Media Coverage
Healthcare decision makers, patients, clinicians, nurses, life science professionals, innovators and many more are set to convene virtually at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event from 7-11 September 2020. Keep up with the latest coverage on this page.


News Announcement

Application period extended for the HIMSS-Elsevier European Digital Healthcare Awards 2020

The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Health Conference & Exhibition is now an exclusively virtual experience, taking place from September 7 – 11, 2020. Due to the global pandemic healthcare organisations have faced unprecedented challenges this year, which have led to a shift in core priorities, re-allocated resources and strategic programme changes at all levels, in order to deliver the highest quality patient care.

Together, HIMSS and Elsevier have made the decision to extend the application period for this year’s HIMSS-Elsevier European Digital Healthcare Awards, which will now take place at the face-to-face conference in Helsinki in 2021.

Next year’s awards will reflect and recognise the transformative role that technology played in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and why technology cannot be underestimated in delivering healthcare solutions and enhancing global healthcare systems. They will furthermore focus on innovative ongoing, long-term solutions and new initiatives that have and continue to offer value across routine and crisis care.

For more information on submissions, please reach out to us here:

We look forward to seeing you at the HIMSS-Elsevier European Digital Healthcare Awards 2021.

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Social Thinking

Keep up with the buzz and developments around the conference. Use the #HIMSSEurope20 official hashtag to participate in online discussions, and follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Interested in joining the HIMSS Social Media Ambassador Programme?

This programme is designed for individuals, rather than organisations or PR/communications representatives, to join and add value to the social conversation around health IT and the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference, and to serve a critical role in sharing discussions and findings from speakers and educational session dialogues throughout the event. As social media influencers from the health information and technology space, this is a unique opportunity to participate in this European healthcare conference on a complimentary basis and share the experience with your audiences and networks.

To assess your eligibility, please contact Ellie Paton.

HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors

Stefan Buttigieg

Specialist Trainee in
Public Health Medicine,

Danielle Siarri, MSN, RN

Nurse Informatics Specialist
and Health IT Advisor

The Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care

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Dedicated to the "International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife"

Finalists are now announced. Find out more here.

Now in their seventh year, the awards were set up by the NHS and Dr Kate Granger in 2013 whilst she was terminally ill, to raise awareness and recognise people and organisations that have delivered care with compassion at its heart, through her #hellomynameis social media campaign. Kate sadly passed away in July 2016, but her legacy continues, and she would be proud of how far her message has travelled.

The campaign and awards are now global, and with the continued support of Kate’s widower Chris Pointon, outstanding patient care is recognised in the European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care, presented at the HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Digital Conference on 10 September 2020.

This year, the awards will be dedicated to nursing and midwifery practice across the European region, in partnership with the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community.


The awards have three categories: individual, team/organisation, and best use of innovation. The panel of judges will value evidence of ambitious and innovative ways of delivering compassionate care, excellent leadership and positive impact on patient experience.

Judging Panel

This year, we have chosen a diverse group of expert clinical and informatics nursing and midwifery leaders from across our European Nursing Informatics Communities, who will join the 2019 winners of the awards in making their decision. Each category will have three judges. General oversight of all decisions will be given by Chris Pointon and the HIMSS team.

#Hellomynameis campaign is fundraising!

As of December 2019, Kate’s fundraising campaign has exceeded all expectations, reaching more than £500,000, with proceeds donated to the St Gemma’s Hospice and the Yorkshire Cancer Center.

Read about the charities and donate

Why focus on nurses and midwives?

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the WHO and International Nurses Council have named 2020 the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.”

HIMSS and the Kate Granger Advisory Board have decided this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the compassion, dedication and essential role that nurses and midwives play in improving patient care globally; their contributions as key drivers of innovation and improvement of outcomes are valued universally across the care sectors. We hope to hear best practice stories from countries across Europe, and we encourage as many nominations as possible!

Meet the Panel of Judges for the Kate Granger Awards 2020
We are proud to have gathered an impressive judging panel of nursing and midwifery leaders from across our EU communities, who will work alongside the stellar Kate Granger 2019 award winners from last year, to select those caregivers who have gone above and beyond.