HIMSS 22: Reimagine Health

The theme of HIMSS22 this year in Orlando is, “Reimagine Health,” and we cannot think of a more appropriate theme for gathering together after two plus years of being apart. It’s a time to ‘reimagine’ health, healthcare delivery, health equity, and our need to strengthen global preparedness and response to COVID-19 and future epidemics. As was noted this week at #ViVE2022 in Miami, it is a perfect time to take stock of where we are and what we’ve learned, to build back stronger organizational foundations. The key will be finding ways in which people, technology, and best practice guidelines can support clinicians, patients, and healthcare innovation.

Some of the Featured Speakers and Keynotes at a Glance

This year’s HIMSS22 Opening Keynote, Daring Greatly: Leading and Succeeding in the Age of Disruption, will feature Ben Sherwood, former co-chair of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney | ABC Television Group.

Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO of Character Lab, and a pioneering researcher on grit, perseverance, and the science of success, will deliver the closing keynote.

Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, will discuss President Biden’s vision to build a healthy America, and ensure that all Americans have health security and access to healthcare.

Accelerate Health Sessions on Tuesday March 15th, will include sessions on emerging care models, startup and enterprise partnerships, the expanding role of influencers in healthcare marketing, and the future of healthcare IT through the venture capital and investment lens.

HIMSS Interoperability Education Sessions will include sessions on expanding the global health IT ecosystem, the use of FHIR® to accelerate innovation, women leading health IT interoperability, and additional sessions on medication management and scaling interoperability in a time of crisis.

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, will touch on topics such as leadership, conscious capitalism, the challenges COVID-19 has presented to businesses and the innovation that has come out of those challenges, during his keynote as part of the Executive Summit.

As leaders of elite military teams, former fighter pilot Jim “Murph” Murphy and his wingwoman, Jen “Steel” Johnson, will deliver a keynote titled, “Top Gun and Healthcare,” on Friday, sharing inspirational stories of how they created a culture of discipline and trust to execute flawlessly in the unforgiving, rapidly changing world of military aviation.

Michael Phelps, widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, will close out the HIMSS22 keynote sessions by exploring the importance of advancing mental health initiatives to transform health and well-being.

Don’t Forget to Pack These Essentials

Make sure to take several masks, for the plane as well as for crowded venues. And, don’t forget to take an extra phone or battery charger, as you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to lose or misplace your one and only. Shoes are probably the most important aspect of packing. Comfortable shoes make the entire difference when you’re walking the convention floors every day (and parties at night). It’s always a good idea to pack a travel size bottle of acetaminophen, just in case you need it, as it’s impossible to order via room service. And to help you find conversations on your favorite topics during HIMSS22, as well as join the right conversation at the right time, be sure to use the hashtags as referenced in the HIMSS Hashtag Guide.

On-Site Health and Safety Measures

HIMSS22 will proceed with a COVID-19 vaccination required approach for all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and HIMSS staff. In accordance with current prevailing public health guidance all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and HIMSS staff will be required to wear masks during HIMSS22 while on the HIMSS22 campus (this could change), and increased cleaning protocols will be implemented for high-touch areas and/or demonstration products.

The following protocols will be in place for your safety during HIMSS22:

  • All primary venues utilize hospital-grade air ventilation systems.
  • All primary venues utilize approved cleaners in all high-touch areas.
  • Socially distanced seating options will be provided in all venues, including at all education sessions and networking events.
  • Exhibit hall will include wider aisles with booths spaced farther apart.
  • PPE will be available throughout the HIMSS22 Campus.

The Digital Pass and the Full Pass grant access to all HIMSS22 Digital content presented on the platform, as well as video recordings of several in-person keynotes. These on-demand videos will be available within 24 hours of their live presentation in Orlando and can be viewed on the HIMSS22 Digital platform until April 30, 2022.

About Boston Software Systems

Don’t limit your RPA and digital transformation discussions only to on-site vendors. We won’t be in Orlando, but we’re always eager to speak with you. We can schedule time before, during, or after the conference. At Boston Software Systems, we state our truths and keep our promises. And we deliver fast with implementations in weeks, and no on-site disruption, just customer success.

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