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Innovation and the Future of Healthcare at HIMSS23

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Innovation leaders and experts in emerging tech will showcase creative solutions to drive better health and wellness at the 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, widely regarded as the Davos Summit of healthcare information and technology.  

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. The health ecosystem will discover Health that Connects Tech that Caresalso the conference theme this year. 

Featured Speakers 

Healthcare executives will offer perspectives on healthcare disruption and the future of care delivery. What comes next? The evolution of how and where healthcare is delivered. 

  • Dr. Vin Gupta, pulmonologist and medical analyst, NBC News   
  • Deborah DiSanzo, president, Best Buy Health   
  • Andrea M. Walsh, president and CEO HealthPartners   
  • Tim Barry, chair and CEO, VillageMD   

In a Views from the Top session on technology, innovation and behavioral healthcare, experts will discuss the problems and solutions that technology could introduce to mental healthcare and population healthcare: 

  • Daniel H Gillison Jr., CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness 
  • Marti Taylor, CEO, OneFifteen  
  • Taft Parsons III, vice president and chief psychiatric officer, CVS Health 
  • Zenobia Brown, senior vice president, population health care management and associate chief medical officer, Northwell Health Solutions  

Special Forums and Events 

The Executive Summit is designed to bring together leading innovators and forward thinkers to accelerate digital health transformation. This invite-only event convenes 500 leading healthcare executives from across the globe and features high profile, visionary leaders who are making waves in healthcare. 

Venture Connect fosters meaningful collaborations across the innovation ecosystem and provides actionable market insights about emerging market opportunities. Network and learn from the disruptors leading the way on digital therapeutics, alternative care delivery and hospital cost and quality optimization. 

The Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare Forum will explore real-world use cases with top AI/ML professionals. Sessions include: 

Session Series 

Join the Digital Health Transformation Series for an immersive exploration of true transformational change. Presentations will review digital health technologies, social determinants of health, health equity, artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital transformation strategies, digital leadership, ethics, data and information security and cybersecurity and emerging technologies. Speakers will discuss outcomes from digital health transformation initiatives. 

In the Venture Capital Series, a community-based health system will share its experiences with a precision medicine program, identifying new sustainability models for health information exchanges and bringing hope and healing to the most vulnerable through aviation. 

The Data Science Series will demonstrate how using various tools can help providers yield highly accurate predictions. One session will address using a dashboard that supports maternal child health clinical quality assurance and performance improvement measures; another organization will review leveraging data science to manage iodinated contrast shortages based on mitigation and usage strategies. 

Education Sessions 

Selected through a highly competitive peer-review process, the HIMSS23 education sessions will explore innovation and the future of healthcare. For example, 

These 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. 

Disruptive technologies and specialty resources will also be on display: 

  • Innovation Hub - Engage with leading accelerators and incubators; see the latest healthcare innovations from AI, blockchain to next-generation voice technology, 5G, digital therapeutics, 3-D printing, hospital at home care and more.  
  • Startup Park - Connect with health entrepreneurs committed to creating groundbreaking innovations in this new zone within Innovation Live. Discover medical and healthcare startups with the latest Series A creations.  
  • Market Debut Theater at Innovation Hub - Visit this launch pad of industry innovators’ newest tech. Explore new health solutions, and connect and talk one-on-one with investors, entrepreneurs, and buyers. 

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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