HIMSS23 D-A-CH Delegation

April 17 - 21, 2023 | Conference
Chicago, USA

For more than 10 years, healthcare leaders from Germany, Austria and Switzerland (D-A-CH) have come together at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. We hope you will join us for the HIMSS D-A-CH Delegation to HIMSS23—the can’t-miss healthcare event of the year, where professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect in person and digitally for the education, innovation, and collaboration they need to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.

  • Enjoy world-class education with 400+ general and specialty sessions from healthcare and innovation thought leaders.
  • Collaborate with peers on topics from Al and big data to cybersecurity and telehealth and more.
  • Discover products and services, connect with startups and other innovators, and network with global colleagues.

Programme at a Glance

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
16-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr 19-Apr 20-Apr
European Welcome Reception European Leaders Exchange HIMSS23 Opening Keynote* DACH Lunch & Learn Northwestern Hospital Tour
  DACH Lunch & Learn DACH Lunch & Learn International Reception DACH Lunch & Learn
  HIMSS23 Opening Reception* DACH Dinner   Thursday Night Special Event**


Download the D-A-CH onsite guide

Monday Lunch & Learn: An outlook on new National Strategies

This Lunch and Learn will provide an exchange between United States and Germany on new digital health strategies and what different markets look at and prioritize. Sebastian Zilch, BMG, will provide an update on the new digital health strategy of Germany.


  • Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health IT, ONC, USA
  • Sebastian Zilch, BMG, eHealth, Germany
  • Moderator: Peter Gocke, CDO, Charité

Tuesday Lunch & Learn: The future of Clinical Information Systems

What is the future of clinical information systems in Germany? What are the pros and cons of a one suite system solution? Will we be moving towards an open platform paradigm? In this Lunch and Learn session we will discuss how the German market is evolving and will count on the perspective from Denmark, a market operated by two hospital systems: a local provider and Epic.


  • Antonia Rollwage, Digital Transformation, Charité
  • Claus Duedal Pedersen, Director of Sentinel Unit, Sundhed.dk, The National Danish health care portal
  • Gottfried Ludewig, Senior Vice President Health Industry, T-systems
  • Henning Schneider, CIO, Asklepios

Wednesday Lunch & Learn: DigitalRadar: Insights and what’s next!

The first round of Germany’s national evaluation "DigitalRadar Krankenhaus" has provided a tremendous wealth of data and exciting insights into the digital maturity of German hospitals. Hospitals are now enabled to develop a digitization strategy and authorities can identify potential for further development - this outcome demonstrates the great value of national digital maturity assessments!

Please join Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun, Project Manager DigitalRadar from Berlin Institute of Health (Charité) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Geissler, Deputy Project Manager DigitalRadar from the University St. Gallen deep diving into the key results to demonstrate the digital strengths and weaknesses of German hospitals. You will be shown differences in digital maturity in relation to hospital characteristics (e.g. location, ownership, size) and an outlook on further research will be provided.  

At the end of the session there will be time for audience questions and we also look at the “what’s next” for hospitals.


  • Alexander Geissler. Professor at University of St. Gallen - School of Medicine
  • Prof Sylvia Thun. Director Core Facility Digital Medicine and Interoperability. |. Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH)
  • Moderator: Frank Fritzsche, Digital Health Advisor, HIMSS Analytics

Thursday Northwestern Hospital Tour

The Northwestern Medicine Mansueto Innovation Institute enables Northwestern Medicine to foster new medical technology innovations to transform and improve healthcare. Its mission to rapidly find, evaluate and activate internal and external innovative solutions for challenges affecting Northwestern Medicine patients and care teams today and to transform future care delivery is key to advance the overall mission, vision and values of Northwestern Medicine.

One of those innovative solutions you would get to know is Moxi, one of the initiatives to bring clinical automation and robotics to the health system.

Another area we would get to explore is the Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine. The mission of the Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine is to bridge computational methods with human expertise to advance medical science and improve human health. We will hear from Ngan MacDonald, I.AIM Chief of Data Operations, on how we can use insights that are gained not only from the tools we use, but also from the computational methods that exist nowadays.

This tour has limited places available and is by invitation only.


Registration is closed.

You will need a ticket to HIMSS23 as well as your pass for the D-A-CH Delegation, which allows access to abovementioned programme.  When you register you can either:

  1. Purchase a ticket to the D-A-CH Delegation with a discounted ticket to HIMSS23.
    Healthcare Provider, Government: $1,880
    Vendor, Consultancy Firm: $2,280
  2. Purchase a ticket to the D-A-CH Delegation only (if you already have a ticket to HIMSS23)
    Healthcare Provider, Government: $955
    Vendor, Consultancy Firm: $1355

 (These prices do not include flights, hotels, etc)

Sponsors & Partners

For information on how to join the HIMSS D-A-CH Community and gain enhanced presence in the D-A-CH Delegation, contact Amber Hidding


HIMSS23 Welcomes you to McCormick Place. McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. The convention center is comprised of 4 buildings, the North, South, West and Lakeside Center which includes the Arie Crown Theater. The expanded McCormick Square campus includes the 10,000 seat Wintrust Arena.

Plan ahead by getting familiar with McCormick Place maps, parking, and more information.

For more information on the HIMSS D-A-CH Community please visit our website.