Wellness Challenge at HIMSS17

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 fun, daily prizes at HIMSS17 by managing your personal wellness through the use of your activity tracker.  

New this year - the HIMSS17 Wellness Pavilion!

Presented by Elevation and FIX

Attendees can choose from a wide range of activities to suit their individual appetites for movement or knowledge in the Wellness Pavilion.  Activities can earn additional Wellness Challenge points, and are designed to be low impact, accessible to conference attire, and sweat free.  The activity area will include an Elliptical and Treadmill bank and healthy food options throughout the week.  In addition, Wellness Corporate Solutions will be providing complimentary biometric screenings each day (including total colorectal, HDL and glucose, blood pressure, and body composition) to the first 75 attendees to visit the Pavilion.    

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.


New prizes offered this year to all three Wellness Challenge winners!

Apple Watch Series 1 in Gold Aluminum or Gold Rose.


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 HIMSS17.

View Wellness Tips

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 HIMSS17 Mobile App by the following times:
  • 5:00pm EST on Monday, February 20
  • 5:00pm EST on Tuesday, February 21
  • 3:00pm EST on Wednesday, February 22 

Open only to registered attendees and exhibitors of HIMSS17 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.

  • Monday, February 20 - Apple Watch Series 1
  • Tuesday, February 21 - Apple Watch Series 1
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Apple Watch Series 1

Winners will be announced during the following dates and times at the Connected Health Experience, located inside of Hall E, Booth 7281.

  • Monday, February 20 - Day 1 - 5:15pm EST 
  • Tuesday, February 21 - Day 2 - 5:15pm EST 
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Day 3 - 3:45pm EST


Log Your Steps

Don't forget to log your steps by 5:00pm EST each day. Track your steps or find the "Wellness Challenge" tile in the HIMSS17 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

HIMSS17 Mobile App

  • Download the HIMSS17 Mobile App
  • Sign in using your email
  • Click on Wellness Challenge and create an UtiliFit account
    • This app will be used to record your results for the Wellness Challenge
  • Accept Terms and Conditions of the UtiliFit app
  • Sync your device to UtiliFIT or enter your steps manually (winners will be required to confirm their steps with a fitness tracker or smartphone pedometer)