By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

My how time flies!

The Health Information Management Systems Society (HiMSS) 2017 Conference and Exhibition launches this weekend in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. The city of Orlando is one of a handful of alternating venues that can accommodate the expected 41 plus thousand participants who’s passion and life’s work centers on demonstrating the value proposition of health information technology to enable the seemingly elusive sustainable healthcare economy that ALL Americans both deserve and need.

Last year’s host city was Las Vegas, the year prior Chicago, and in 2014 it was Orlando, while in 2013 the ‘big easy’ home of the New Orleans Saints, Bourbon Street jazz, the Mardi Gras, and technology/public health evangelist Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH provided memorable experiences for many. Experiencing ‘HIMSS’ (some have dubbed it ‘HIMSSanity’) is a must for anyone who embraces contributions from the ‘connected healthcare ecosystem’ and values technology as the great enabler that remedies chronic obstacles to the ‘triple aim’ – better experience of care, with improved outcomes and lower per capita costs.

         Click to watch HIMSS 2016 interview!

Health Innovation Media has covered HIMSS since 2010. Our presence and trend setting digital media coverage leveraging a unique combination of subject matter expert social, audio and video at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans under the previous banner of the ‘Health Innovation Broadcast Consortium’ (HIBCtv), generated over 300,000 viewer minutes via live streaming of interviews and select exhibitor booth visits (still streaming here).

Last year we co-located our live audio broadcasting efforts with Conversa Health (follow on twitter via @ConversaHealth) a market leader in the emerging digital health checkup and patient engagement space – see select video interviews here and our impressive guest line-up here.

This year we again put our studio on the ground at HIMSS via ‘This Week in Health Innovation: LIVE From HiMSS17’ broadcast with our friends at Conversa Health, specifically co-founders West Shell, III and Phil Marshall, MD, MBA.

We’ve included senior perspectives from market leader telehealth operator Teledoc, precision medicine initiative (re-banded ‘All of Us Research Program‘) technology enablement company Vibrent Health, the managing director for global health industry consultants at Accenture Health, SAP Healthcare and Life Sciences, Eurpoean market leader in cancer care Gustave Roussy, founder of point of care diagnostics company VisualDx, health literacy company Edlogics, ‘patented, secure, cloud-based communications engine’ LifeWIRE and NTT Data (former Dell Health) CMO Nick van Terheyden MD, and of course Health Innovation Media co-hosts Douglas Goldstein (@efuturist) and Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein) with support this year from the talented Jessica DaMassa (@jessDamassa).

The near final schedule is posted below: For final updated schedule download LIVE from HIMSS17.

This year’s schedule is pasted here with an impressive and eclectic mix of thought leaders, innovators and visionaries including the former Acting Administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Administration (CMS) Andy Slavitt.

Tune in! We’re broadcasting live from 11:00 AM to 1:PM Eastern beginning Monday, February 20th – Wednesday the 22nd, 2017 on This Week in Health Innovation: LIVE From #HIMSS17’. For those of you who can’t join the live broadcasts each day’s interviews will archive for on demand replay, Day One here, Day Two here and Day Three here.

Our focus as subject matter experts who have operated health systems, provider sponsored health plans, medical groups, physician networks and their management companies’ is on precision medicine, population health and accountable care. For a related post on the emerging precision medicine or personalized healthcare space, see: ‘Precision Medicine and the Pursuit and Promise of a Sustainable Healthcare Ecosystem.

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