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HIMSS17 Call for Proposal Opens in May

The search is now on for those wanting to present educational content, and to review the proposals received, for HIMSS17, which will take place Feb. 19-23, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center. HIMSS is looking for professionals in the field of health IT to share stories of how health information technology innovation is transforming the quality, safety, access and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare in their environments.

The HIMSS17 Call for Proposals

Proposal submissions should demonstrate a case study approach on the adoption and optimal use of health IT and management systems

Proposals should explain:

  • How IT is transforming the quality, safety, access and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare
  • What your health IT journey has taught you
  • How your experiences are valuable to others
  • How you have overcome challenges and obstacles

HIMSS17 Call for Proposals is open Monday, May 2 through Monday, June 13, 5 p.m. CDT.

“The HIMSS’ Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC), consisting of 12 Board-appointed volunteers from all membership constituencies, facilitates the process of reviewing, selecting, and recommending compelling content that tells the story of optimal use and value derived from health IT,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, HIMSS vice president, professional development. “Each year, HIMSS’s Annual Conference offers up to 300 general education sessions that are selected from this peer-reviewed process.”

Learn More

Contact Deb Clough, HIMSS manager of annual conference education, with questions or concerns.

About HIMSS North America

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & ExhibitionNational Health IT WeekHIMSS Innovation CenterHIMSS Interoperability Showcases™HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™.


HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 64,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 450 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


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