Keynote Speakers

Innovative ideas, motivational insights and inspirational perspectives from prominent keynote speakers at HIMSS20.

All keynote sessions will be held in the Valencia Ballroom.

 

The Humanity of Healthcare

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am

While so much of the focus is on how technology, AI and big data are going to solve our healthcare challenges, we must not lose sight of the humans at both ends of the healthcare equation. In this lively session, Arianna will share her vision for a future of healthcare that goes upstream to address problems before they become crises. She will explore the science behind building healthy habits and creating meaningful behavior change... so we can all reach better health outcomes-with less stress and more joy.

As the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington is on a mission to end the stress and burnout epidemic and help millions of people around the world change the way they work and live. At HIMSS20, she will share her latest thinking on why the way we think about health is at an inflection point.

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Arianna Huffington
Founder & CEO
Thrive Global

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Digital Health Transformation: The Path Forward

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Healthcare system CEOs Gianrico Farrugia of Mayo Clinic and Rod Hochman of Providence St. Joseph join healthcare visionary George Halvorson for a powerful discussion on the impact of digital health on the person, the organizations they lead, the journey to a digital health ecosystem, and other major healthcare issues including social determinants of health, advanced analytics, economics, governance, leadership and preparing a new workforce.

Dr. Farrugia has been a Mayo Clinic physician for more than 30 years, leading Mayo’s focus on patients with serious or complex illnesses and its care of more than 1.2 million unique patients each year from all 50 states and nearly 140 countries. Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

At Providence St. Joseph Health, Dr. Hochman is leading the transformation of healthcare for the future through digital innovation, population health, mental health, genomics, whole person care and outreach to the poor and vulnerable.

George Halvorson is a long-time healthcare executive who served as CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Permanente before becoming Chair and CEO, Institute for InterGroup Understanding, an organization that works on issues of racism, prejudice, discrimination, misogyny and InterGroup stress and conflict and focuses social determinants of health.

Join this powerful discussion on creating a better global health future. Don’t miss HIMSS20.

Speakers


Gianrico Farrugia, MD
President and CEO
Mayo Clinic

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George Halvorson
Chair And CEO
InterGroup Understanding

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Rod Hochman, MD
President and CEO, Providence
Chair Elect Designate, American Hospital Association

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Moderator


Hal Wolf
President and CEO
HIMSS

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Special Keynote Session

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Speakers


Invited to Speak

Don Rucker, MD
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
HHS Office of the Secretary

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Invited to Speak
Seema Verma
Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


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Two Parties, One Stage: A Bold Fireside Chat with Political Party Leaders

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am ET

Former Governors Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) will share the stage for a fireside chat with bold discussion around health reform and other pressing issues facing American voters during the 2020 campaign. With sparks flying over candidates’ differing views on healthcare policy, expect to gain valuable insights and unique perspectives from both sides of the aisle—heard—and seen—only at HIMSS20.

Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th governor of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in November of 2013 and served two terms as governor. He left office in January of 2018.

In November 2013, Terry McAuliffe was elected the 72nd governor of Virginia. As governor, McAuliffe focused on equality for all Virginians—enhancing quality of life and building a new diversified economy that made economic opportunity a right, not a privilege.

Be ready for what’s next. Don’t miss HIMSS20.

Speakers


Terry McAuliffe
Former Governor of the State of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

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Chris Christie
Former Governor of the State of New Jersey


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Mindset of a Champion: A Discussion with Alex Rodriguez

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Iconic baseball player and entrepreneur Alex Rodriguez closes out HIMSS20 with what promises to be a lively and insightful discussion about his successes on and off the baseball field.

Over the course of his baseball career, A-Rod built a tremendously successful investment firm and a fully integrated real estate investment and development firm. Get ready for a dynamic, informative conversation chock-full of fascinating personal anecdotes, as well as actionable lessons on resilience and dedication, leadership and teamwork, bouncing back in the face of defeat, and truly mastering your craft. His perspectives will leave attendees empowered and prepared to excel in their own personal and professional lives.

Speaker


Alex Rodriguez
Founder & CEO
A-Rod Corp

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