HIMSS Announces Cancellation of the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

ORLANDO, Fla., March 5, 2020 – Today, following recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIMSS announced it is clearly necessary to cancel the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition.

“We recognize all the hard work that so many have put into preparing for their presentations and panels that accompany every HIMSS conference,” said Hal Wolf, president and CEO of HIMSS. “Based on evaluation of evolving circumstances and coordination with an external advisory panel of medical professionals to support evidence-based decision making, it is clear that it would be an unacceptable risk to bring so many thousands of people together in Orlando next week.”

The advisory panel recognized that industry understanding of the potential reach of the virus has changed significantly in the last 24 hours, which has made it impossible to accurately assess risk. Additionally, there are concerns about disproportionate risk to the healthcare system given the unique medical profile of Global Conference attendees and the consequences of potentially displacing healthcare workers during a critical time, as well as stressing the local health systems were there to be an adverse event.

This will be the first time in 58 years the event has been cancelled, but it is now clear that cancellation is unavoidable in order to meet HIMSS’ obligation to protect the health and safety of the global HIMSS community, employees and local residents, as well as for the healthcare providers tasked with keeping our U.S. and global communities healthy.

HIMSS20 exhibitors and attendees will be contacted with further information regarding booth contracts and registrations. Please contact exhibitors@himss.org for immediate booth concerns. Any further updates regarding HIMSS20 will be published on himssconference.org.

Please see the HIMSS20 Cancellation FAQ page for more information.

Special Welcome to Our NEW Community Partners

Healthwise, Inc. and S&P Consultants, Inc.


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Booth: 2533

HIMSS20 Information: Healthwise has set the standard for patient education since 1975. Nonprofit and independent, we’re a trusted resource for health content, technology, and services.

Discover new ways to connect with your patients and save your clinicians time. Stop by booth #2533 at HIMSS to learn how.

  • Explore new longitudinal programs that digitally connect patients with education resources for critical health interactions, saving care teams time and strengthening patient engagement.
  • See how savvy healthcare marketers are using plug-and-play health education to create rich digital experiences for patients in less than half the time it used to take.
  • Preview how industry-leading medical illustrators are using 3D animation to bring medical concepts to life in a way that’s engaging and easy to understand.

Company Description: Healthwise has set the standard for health education since 1975. Nonprofit and independent, Healthwise is a trusted resource for health information, technology, and services that help people make better decisions and improve health outcomes. Healthwise patient-specific resources integrate across the Cerner solution ecosystem—including in Millennium™, HealtheLife™, and HealtheCare™—making it easy to deliver tailored, meaningful information at every moment in care. www.healthwise.org/cerner.

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Booth 4127

Merger strains IT, clinicians, and administrators. Here's how a 3rd-party consultant helped. If you like what you see, why not pay us a visit at HIMSS? (Booth 4127) #Cerner #BeaconHealth #HIMSS20

Our client will be on hand to share how her health system successfully completed a record-time Cerner implementation for their expanding health network in 97 days!

S&P Consultants is proud to be recognized as “THE market expert on Cerner implementation” in 2019 KLAS Cerner Consulting Report 

Learn More By Watching Our Video

Hospital mergers can put a strain on IT teams and clinicians as they struggle to match cultures and reconcile systems; S&P can help!

Not attending HIMSS? 

You may access several resources including client case studies and videos on our website.   https://www.spconinc.com/sp-advantage/news-resources/

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The CHA Foundation Suite is a leap forward in leveraging the EMR to perform real-time analysis at point-of-care - and in practical case management.

******READ OUR CASE STUDY HERE - A Hospitalist’s View on Using the CHA Healthcare Heads-Up Display (HHUD)******

CHA developed unique embedded pages, seamlessly integrated within Cerner’sEHR, that provide focused functionality that improves the user’s experience andproductivity. The solution reduces time spent in the EHR.

Learn More By Watching Our Video Demo

Contact us at JBaker@clinicalha.com to schedule a demo or meet with us at HIMSS20.

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Session ID: PE2

A CMIO's Perspective on Optimizing Physician Documentation in a Large Enterprise

Location: Orange County Convention Center - W304ADate: Monday, March 9Time: 10:00am - 11:00amUniversal Health Services implemented full physician documentation with advanced clinical decision support (CDS) at their 26 hospitals and experienced measurable improvements in a number of key areas. Achievements included high voluntary provider adoption, reduction in time spent per patient, reduction in transcription expense, high level of provider satisfaction, and improvement in documentation of morbidity and mortality. The presenter will review all major aspects of this successful implementation.

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Booth: Part of the CitrixReady Pavilion

Giveaway: Deluxe LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV Toy Star Ship Building Kit

Presentation: Presenting in the CitrixReady Pavilion Theater

How to Find Root Cause of EHR Slowness Complaints

Learn how to anticipate, troubleshoot, and prevent clinician complaints across your EHR systems (Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, and Allscripts) by providing greater visibility and metrics into how your EHR systems interact with your Citrix farm and how end-user behavior impacts performance. In this session, you will learn of real-world examples on how health systems have overcome and prevented such issues as slow logon times, slow session performance, and application crashes.

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Booth 2079

healthfinch is looking forward to attending HIMSS and connecting with members of the Cerner Users Community!  We'll be providing demos of our prescription renewal delegation solution, Charlie, and giving out cute healthfinch plushes. 

We also invite you to join us for our happy hour, hosted right at our booth, on Tuesday, March 10 from 4-6pm.

RSVP for our happy hour event here. To set up a dedicated time to speak with our team anytime during HIMSS, please email sales@healthfinch.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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Booth 3541

Improving Physician Burnout: How to Solve the Technology Balancing Act for Providers

Bolstering Security With Day One Identity Management

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Booth 3629

Click this URL/Link to print off the flyer to bring to our booth.

Learn more on how we can bring your project home at libertysolutionsinc.com or contact: Aaron Connacher Senior Account Manager800-550-1207 ext 308aconnacher@libertysolutionsinc.com

Jake Podger Account Manager800-550-1207 ext 403jpodger@libertysolutionsinc.com

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Booth 2669

Founded in 1999, and headquartered Ohio, MediQuant is the leader in enterprise active archiving solutions and services for hospitals and health systems. The company’s flagship product, DataArk®, assists hospitals in retiring legacy clinical and patient accounting platforms and maintaining access to relevant data via a cloud-based software platform. Active archiving grants users the necessary functionality of a legacy system without the expense and risks. Data is kept active for quickly retrieving files, easily updating old records and continuing to bill accounts. MediQuant serves 250+ individual health systems which represent more than 1,100 hospital and physician practice customers. Visit www.mediquant.com.

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Booth 3128

Please Join Us At Our Booth For The Following Events:

Tuesday at 4:30 pm, for Whisky Tasting with Whiskey Librarian Dr. Nick van Terheyden.

  • The first 50 people to sign up to reserve a spot will also walk away with special promotional prize – a Glencairn Whisky Glass!
  • Grand prize is a bottle of special Scotch Whisky
  • Sign Up link

Wednesday at 1:00 pm, for our Panel Discussion on National Patient Identifiers led by John Lynn of Healthcare Scene featuring guest speaker Julie Dooling, Dir. At AHIMA.

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Booth 1213

In one week, we will all be in Orlando at HIMSS. Here are five tips to create a meaningful experience for you and your team. 

  • You can now download the HIMSS20 mobile app on iOS and Android devices? 
  • HIMSS event management sent out an email regarding the latest updates on the coronavirus and our current CDC risk is low. Please refer to the HIMSS and CDC websites for the most current updates on this virus.
  • Map out your visit by taking a look at the booth diagram, the education session schedule, and HIMSS chapter event listing to prioritize your time. The week will go by fast...
    • ROI's booth is 1213, within the Georgia Pavilion
    • Tuesday evening at 4:30PM, Georgia HIMSS is hosting a reception within this pavilion
    • ROI will be presenting our capabilities and value to providers at 11AM every day, as well as conducting demos for EHR microlearning solutions as well (the schedule is below).
      • Tuesday: 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm
      • Wednesday: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm
      • Thursday: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm

 There's still time to schedule appointments with our HIMSS team as well

--  ROI Healthcare Solutions Team

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Booth 2745

100% of Softek clients find missing charges using our revenue optimization software and services, learn more at HIMSS20.

A couple booth giveaways/drawings, and a $25 gift card for setting up an appointment with Lindsey Ater for a demo during the show.

Let’s set up a time to meet at HIMSS20 and talk about how we can help you optimize your Cerner® EMR system performance and find your missing money.

Softek has been in the business of Cerner® Millennium™ optimization for over 20 years. We have the knowledge and experience to understand the complexities of your customized Cerner® system and charge build. We’ve created custom-built software and offer expert consulting that can quickly find the root cause of your workflow issues and missing revenue.

It’s time to start better managing your Cerner® EMR so your staff can work more efficiently and effectively. 

Email me to set up your appointment today and get an Amazon gift card at the conference! Please contact Lindsey for your appointment: lindsey.ater@softekinc.com

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Booth 3521

Join us for our in booth presentation FHIR Readiness Best Practices

  1. Tuesday, March 10 2:00-2:30 PM
  2. Wednesday, March 11 2:00-2:30 PM

Live Broadcast – HIMSS TV

  • Wednesday, March 11th 11:38 AM
  • Speaker: Nicole Latimer, chief executive officer, StayWell

Stop by our booth to learn more about the conversational AI/chatbot (for expanded health care engagement) demo!

Everyone wants something from you. We've created something for you.

Checkout our Staywell.com/himss site

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