The 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition was a roaring success, uniting about 35,000 healthcare professionals from 90 countries to advance Health that Connects + Tech that Cares by driving solutions, generating opportunities and questioning the status quo.
HIMSS23 brought 1,200+ exhibitors and more than 200 general education sessions to Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center from April 17-21.
Visionaries across the global health ecosystem shared their expertise on trends and innovations in health information and technology. Hot topics included artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, health equity, workforce development, policy and care delivery.
Keynote speakers featured executives and leaders from Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, Amazon Pharmacy, Best Buy Health, VillageMD, World Health Organization – Europe, an NFL player-philanthropist and many others who inspired thousands throughout HIMSS23.
Government officials, investors, physicians, nurses, analysts and more also gathered for important discussions and made plans to meet again at HIMSS24, March 11-15, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.
Hal Wolf, president & CEO, HIMSS: “ ‘HIMSS is back!’ people have been telling me …. They’re not just talking, they’re having deep conversations.”
Dr. Richard Gray, CEO, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, and vice president for Mayo Clinic, Phoenix: “This is my first year at HIMSS and my first day at the conference. And so far I’ve really enjoyed getting a chance to network with others who are interested in the transformation of healthcare, learning what they are doing and hearing from many of the experts and panelists (on) some of the ways that they are trying to overcome the implementation challenges.”
Dr. Melissa Clarke, chief population health officer, 3M Health Information System, Washington, D.C.: “This is my first time at HIMSS and I’m really enjoying it. I just finished a panel about how technology is advancing health equity. I actually learned a lot from my fellow panelists around how data capture around social determinants of health is being used in the clinical setting. I’m looking forward to learning a lot more and I’m really excited to be here.”
Ray Lowe, senior vice president and chief information officer, AltaMed Health Services, Commerce, Calif.: “I’m a 2023 HIMSS Changemaker of the Year Award winner. I come here every year. It’s a not-to-miss event … we just walked out of the DEI (diversity equity and inclusion) panel and Dr. Melissa talking about the challenges in D.C. resonates so well with my patient population in Los Angeles … and how we have to work to close the equity gaps.”
Dr. Nick Patel, founder and CEO of Stealth Consulting, former chief digital officer at Prisma Health, Columbia, S.C.: “I’m here at HIMSS23 CXO Summit, it’s great to see all my colleagues share ideas, especially in this pivotal time in healthcare … As a digital strategist, I help health systems think about digital transformation in a more prescriptive and pragmatic way in solving these challenges, as well as health tech companies and venture capital. I’m here, really, to learn from others and share ideas in how we can solve our healthcare crisis in prescriptive and part of digital health systems.”
Cherie Pardue, associate vice president and associate chief information officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: “I’ve been coming to HIMSS for over 20 years and really enjoy the environment, keeping up with current topics and definitely meeting all my friends.”
David Kemp, Healthcare Lead Marketscale, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, MO: “They have engineers, healthcare professionals, nurses … they’re not about the plush, it’s more authentic here.”
Jeff Mard, founder & CEO Chanell M, LLC, Longmeadow, Mass.: “The quality of conversations and opportunities they have because of investment as vendors far exceeded their expectations.”
Paul Swider, Healthcare Technology Analyst, Acceleration Economy, Boston: “A vendor told me it was the best investment she spent. Navigating the process was easy and she got tremendous value and leads. I want to be a vendor next year. This was an amazing conference for me because of all the connections made at HIMSS.”
At HIMSS, our vision is to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere. Be part of the community that’s transforming the global health ecosystem with courage, curiosity and determination.