Workforce Development

Build the Workforce of the Future at HIMSS23

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With an estimated worldwide shortage of 10 million healthcare workers by 2023, according to the World Health Organization, labor supply is a key issue for healthcare organizations.  

The 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, widely considered the Davos Summit of healthcare and information technology, will take a deep dive into past, current and future drivers of workforce and explore solutions. 

Slated for April 17-21 in Chicago, HIMSS23 convenes top healthcare workforce experts and disruptors for can’t-miss experiences for trainings, special forums, education sessions and exhibition. 

Featured Speakers 

A panel of experts will examine the challenges and strategies to strengthen workforce sustainability. Views from the Top: Healthcare Workforce of the Future will address the health systems’ transition into the post-pandemic future. 

The panel will consider the impact of digital transformation on the quality and sustainability of workforce; hybrid work environments on staff retention; and ways to support the health and wellness of the personnel well into the future. Panelists include: 

  • Moderator: Anne Snowdon, chief research officer, HIMSS  
  • Oriana Beaudet, vice president, Innovation, ANA Enterprise 
  • R. Shawn Martin, executive vice president & chief executive officer, American Academy of Family Physicians New York-Presbyterian 
  • Shaun E. Smith, vice president & people officer, New York Presbyterian 

Education Sessions 

Selected through a highly competitive peer-review process, the HIMSS23 education sessions will explore recruitment and retention. For example, 

Sessions — led by world-renowned healthcare and innovation thought leaders — are available for continuing education credits. Explore the HIMSS23 schedule. 


Tech giants and nimble startup companies offer hands-on demonstrations of products and services and hot topic sessions. Browse the HIMSS23 exhibitors, including academic programs, staffing/recruitment services and outsourcing solutions. 

  • QGenda provides operations and healthcare workforce management. It offers physician, nurse, staff and on-call scheduling, credentialing, room and capacity management, time tracking, compensation management, and workforce analytics.  
  • Commure, the first operating system designed for healthcare, features a suite of original applications to connect, protect and empower the healthcare workforce. 
  • LaborEdge streamlines healthcare staffing processes. Now called NexusH powered by LaborEdge, the staffing agency delivers an integrated solution to improve communication and automate workflows. 

Also on the exhibition floor, the new Professional Development Campus showcases healthcare IT organizations that offer programs and degrees designed to inform, educate and develop workforce. 

Workforce ConneXtions 

Workforce ConneXtions events include education and networking opportunities for hands-on learning to increase competitive edge. For example: 

  • Skill building in competitive advantage in today’s workforce environment 
  • Focused education sessions 
  • One-on-one resume, LinkedIn profile reviews and career advisement sessions 
  • Emerging healthcare leaders poster presentations 

HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration.

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