HIMSS Announced as Knowledge Partner at UK’s Leading Healthcare Technology Event

A digital maturity theatre, interactive sessions and full HIMSS TV coverage will all be part of the HIMSS @ HETT collaboration

LONDON, 9 August 2019: HIMSS has partnered with HETT (Healthcare Excellence Through Technology), a leading UK event attracting over 3,000 healthcare attendees, 130 speakers and 120 exhibitors. The event will be taking place on 1st and 2nd of October at ExCeL London, and HIMSS will be contributing to shaping educational sessions in a HIMSS @ HETT theatre, as well as providing HIMSS TV coverage and footage.

HETT’s mission is to bring together senior leaders and innovative tech suppliers from across healthcare to solve the sector’s most pressing challenges, such as utilising technology to overcome workforce challenges and driving interoperability standards during transformation and integration projects.

As a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology, HIMSS is a unique partner for HETT, offering a depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics.

Sean Roberts, VP EMEA for HIMSS International commented: “We are excited to be partnering with the UK’s leading healthcare technology event and bringing thought leadership to the agenda. The synergies between HIMSS and HETT make this a valuable partnership which will, in turn, ensure attendees benefit from unique content and thought-provoking sessions on digital maturity topics which are of utmost importance to everyone in the health and care ecosystem today.”

As a Knowledge Partner, HIMSS will contribute to HETT in three main areas:

  1. HIMSS@HETT theatre: Global thought leadership on digital maturity will be curated as part of the main HIMSS@HETT theatre. Theatre sessions will address topics including AI Screening, Robotics in Social Care, and Digital Pharmacy, amongst others. In addition, Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer of HIMSS International, and John Rayner, Regional Director – Europe for HIMSS Analytics, will be speaking as part of the HETT content programme.
  2. Interactive sessions: As part of the curated programme HIMSS is bringing to HETT, delegates will get the chance to actively participate in the creation of a Digital Roadmap for their hospitals, as well as hearing first hand from successful implementation projects from GDEs and Hospital Trusts across the UK and beyond.
  3. HIMSS TV: HIMSS’ online broadcasting network, focused on global innovation and how technology is driving change in healthcare, will be present at HETT. HIMSS TV editors will be interviewing speakers and industry leaders at HETT, while addressing key conference topics, announcements and trends.

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director – Public Sector for GovNet Exhibitions, the organisers of HETT, said: “HETT is thrilled to be collaborating with HIMSS as our official Knowledge Partner, working closely with their expert team on delivering the best possible content and latest insights on digital maturity in the healthcare sector. As a globally-recognised leader in their field, they contribute the unique education which will help HETT in its mission to drive forward the digital health agenda in the UK, and ensure our attendees walk away informed and inspired.”

HETT will be taking place on 1-2 October 2019 at ExCeL London and is free-to-attend for those working in healthcare provision or the wider public sector. For more information about the event, please visit the website https://bit.ly/2MPGqXd.


HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 72,000 individuals and 630 corporate organizations.
About HETT
HETT, Healthcare Excellence Through Technology, is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem event for the healthcare industry, bringing together 3,000+ health tech and digital health leaders to solve the most pressing issues facing the UK healthcare sector. HETT connects digital leaders and champions with over 120 world-leading health technology innovators, providing real-life case-studies and learnings from expert speakers, and making it easier for healthcare professionals to network with the people that matter – all designed to help drive digital transformation across the healthcare sector.

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