What Makes a Champion of Health?

In a fictional world, a champion is a superhero – someone with superhuman powers and who is dedicated to fighting the evils of the universe, protecting the public and battling supervillains. In the healthcare universe, a champion of health is very human, yet still fights evils and villains in the form of disease and illness, inefficiencies, high costs, bureaucracy, one-size-fits-all mentality… the list goes on.

HIMSS celebrates our champions of health – people like you who are committed to transforming health and well-being around the world through information and technology.

Our champions of health come from across the healthcare continuum – in the form of physicians, nurses, senior executives, patient advocates, innovators and entrepreneurs, programmers, educators, investors, compliance officers, pharmacists, students, government employees, hospitalists and so many more… they:

  • Create customized technology-based tools and systems to support patients recovering from opioid and alcohol abuse and dependence
  • Participate in leadership development programs to build the skills they need to help lead their fields and take better care of future patients
  • Take joy in teaching medical and nursing students and ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges they will face when they graduate
  • Problem-solve to maximize the usability of their organizations’ electronic health records for all their residents and patients
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations and stakeholders on public health issues to provide the most effective care to their communities
  • Work tirelessly every day to advance the safety, efficiency and quality of care, outcomes and health for us all in so many other ways

At HIMSS19, join forces with your peers – 45,000+ other champions of health – where you will get equipped with the education, innovation and collaboration you need to continue your transformative quest.

You’re a champion of health. You belong at HIMSS19.