Wellness Challenge at HIMSS18

HIMSS challenges you to take on managing your personal health. Show your peers how you are committed to walking the extra step, eating a little healthier and going the extra mile to better manage your health. Register for daily prizes at HIMSS18 by managing your personal wellness through the use of your activity tracker.  

Challenge Hours

Click the daily agenda link for challenge hours listed below.

Activity Tracker

Wellness Challenge participants must wear a computer-aided activity tracker that monitors fitness-related metrics such as number of steps taken, calories burned and distance walked.


$300 gift cards to each daily winner


Complimentary to all registered conference attendees.  You must bring your own personal device to participate. 

Wellness Tips

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has provided some healthy tips to help people taking the Wellness Challenge before, during and after HIMSS18.

View Wellness Tips

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Thursday, March 8

Participants may participate in 1, 2, or all 3 days of the Wellness Challenge

Following are the daily challenges:

Upload Results

  • All data must be entered using the HIMSS18 Mobile App by the following times:
  • 5:00pm PST on Monday, March 6
  • 5:00pm PST on Tuesday, March 7
  • 3:00pm PST on Wednesday, March 8 

Open only to registered attendees and exhibitors of HIMSS18 and must be 21 to enter. Exclusions apply.A complete list of the Official Rules for the Wellness Challenge are available here.

A winner will be announced daily from all eligible entries received.  Participants must provide proof of steps taken, calories burned and distance walked by means of their device to accept the prize.

  • Tuesday, March 6 - $300 gift card
  • Wednesday, March 7 - $300 gift card
  • Thursday, March 8 - $300 gift card

Winners will be announced during the following dates and times at the Connected Health Experience.

  • Tuesday, March 6 - Day 1 - 5:15pm PST 
  • Wednesday, March 7 - Day 2 - 5:15pm PST 
  • Thursday, March 8 - Day 3 - 3:45pm PST


Log Your Steps

Don't forget to log your steps by 5:00pm PST each day. Track your steps or find the "Wellness Challenge" tile in the HIMSS18 mobile app.

Results will need to be recorded by the following times in order to qualify for eligible daily prizes.

How to Sync your Device

HIMSS18 Mobile App

  • Download the HIMSS18 Mobile App (coming this winter)
  • Sign in using your email
  • Click on Wellness Challenge and create an account.
  • This app will be used to record your results for the Wellness Challenge
  • Sync your device or enter your steps manually (winners will be required to confirm their steps with a fitness tracker or smartphone pedometer)