Keynote Speakers

Innovative ideas, motivational insights and inspirational perspectives from prominent and dynamic keynote speakers at HIMSS19, February 11-15 in Orlando.

All keynote sessions will be held in the Valencia Ballroom.

Tuesday, February 12 │ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Opening Keynote Session

Will Consumer-Directed Exchange Disrupt the Healthcare Marketplace?


Aneesh Chopra

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Karen DeSalvo
Former National Coordinator for Health IT and Consumer-Directed Exchange Advocate

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Michael Leavitt
Leavitt Partners

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Seema Verma
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Harold “Hal” Wolf, III, FHIMSS
President & CEO

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Tuesday, February 12 │ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Special Views Session

Interoperability and Patient Engagement

HIMSS19 Keynote Alex Azar
Alex M. Azar II
Health and Human Services

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HIMSS19 Keynote Seema Verma
Seema Verma
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Friday, February 15 │ 8:30 am – 10:15 am

First Morning Session

Embracing Innovation in Healthcare: A Conversation with the National Coordinator

Don Rucker, MD
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Second Morning Session

HIMSS19 Keynote Susan DevoreHealing from Within: Leading Change, Inspiring Action

Susan DeVore
President & CEO

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Friday, February 15 │ 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

HIMSS19 Keynote Mick EbelingClosing Keynote Session:

Not Impossible: Pushing the Bar on Innovation

Mick Ebeling
CEO, Not Impossible Labs
Two-Time SXSW Innovation Award Winner
Author, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done

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