Executives Circle


As the global organization dedicated to better health through the best use of information and technology, HIMSS is living a long-term commitment to equip senior executives for success in today’s rapidly changing healthcare ecosystem.

The Executives Circle is a complimentary experience at HIMSS Global Health Conference, providing the opportunity to understand health information and technology as a strategic asset for your business—and not just as a means to improve a process.

Network with fellow executive peers and participate in niche education to meet your needs to make the most of your time at the Global Health Conference.

How to Join

Opt in to the complimentary Executives Circle experience when you register for conference. Simply choose the Executives Circle when prompted. You will receive a welcome email and more details on the experience after registration.

Participation Benefits

Access to Executive Lounge:  Take a break from the conference, chat with a colleague, charge your phone, and get your questions answered. Lounge open Monday to Friday. The Executive Lounge is exclusively for the Executives Circle and HIMSS Executive Institute.

Curated Education:  View a selection of sessions that are valuable to executives.

Special Sessions:  Participate in small group discussions with subject matter experts and your executive peers.

VIP Tours: Partake in a personal tour of the exhibit floor that highlights cutting-edge solutions and services best fit to your needs.

Peer-to-Peer Networking: Connect with your peers to form invaluable relationships while at conference together.

VIP Seating at Keynotes: Take advantage of reserved seating right in front of the stage at all three keynotes. Special section reserved for Executives Circle attendees (first come, first serve).



  • Rene Cabral-Daniels, JD, MPH, CEO, Community Care Network of Virginia; Vice Chair Elect, HIMSS North America Board
  • Dr. Afzal Chaudhry, BSc(Hons), MA(Med Ed), MA(Cantab), PhD, FBCS, FHEA, FRCP, FAcadMEd, FFCI, Consultant Nephrologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sharon Kirby, MSN, RN-BC, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Mayo Clinic
  • Mark Sugrue, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CNIO and ACNO, Professional Services, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Chair Elect, HIMSS North America Board
  • Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University; Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Sparrow Health System


Stephanie Denvir
Carrie Simon
Kathy Shaw (HIMSS Executive Institute)


Coming soon.

View curated sessions and events that fit the needs of senior executives. Use this as a guide to make the conference more relevant, significant and easier to navigate.