The HIMSS19 Keynotes Lineup

From innovative industry changemakers to influential public policy officials, the HIMSS19 keynote lineup features key players in the field who are transforming health through information and technology. Here’s who’s up to bat.

Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote: Will Consumer-Directed Exchange Disrupt the Healthcare Marketplace?
Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 8:30am – 10:00am

Moderator: Harold “Hal” Wolf, III, FHIMSS, President & CEO, HIMSS

Aneesh Chopra
Current President of CareJourney; previous former Chief Technology Officer of the United States

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

Michael Leavitt
Founder, Leavitt Partners

Seema Verma
Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Special Views Sessions

Special Views Session: Interoperability and Patient Engagement
Tuesday, February 12 │ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Special Views Session
Wednesday, February 13 │ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Adam Boehler, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Closing Keynotes

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

Second Morning Session: Healing from Within: Leading Change, Inspiring Action
Susan DeVore, President & CEO, Premier

Closing 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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HIMSS19: Champions of Health Unite

300+ education sessions. 1,300+ vendors. 45,000+ health information and technology superheroes.