The HIMSS Digital 2021 Health Conference & Exhibition is a health information and technology event where professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for education, innovation, and collaboration.

HIMSS members and healthcare professionals including CIOs, senior executives, providers, payers, IT consultants, and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the industry’s most influential conference and trade show. HIMSS21 Digital 2021 draws a huge variety of attendees across the health information and technology ecosystem—including CIOs and senior executives, providers, IT professionals, government officials, innovators, consultants, market suppliers, and more. Here are just a few of the many programs specialized for roles in health information and technology:

Educational Programming

The event is known for its world-class educational programming, with hundreds of highly vetted sessions from industry leaders, renowned keynote speakers, specialty programs to meet distinct needs, and hands-on pre-conference symposia and forums.


Meet the right connections to accelerate your professional goals, business relationships, and attendance objectives. We’re planning exciting in-person social networking events and incredible digital connection opportunities.


The event attracts hundreds of diverse exhibitors, from established tech giants to nimble startup companies. Explore the exhibiting companies.

HIMSS21 Digital 2021 content and programming is a unique extension of HIMSS21 not a duplication or Livestream of on-site activities. Engage with expert-led education, make valuable connections in networking opportunities, and find solutions to solve your biggest challenges.

Program Themes include:

The Business of Health

The new economics of healthcare have dramatically changed existing business models. Hear from industry leaders how investments made to assure competitive advantage and accommodate virtual care have increased pressures to deliver ROI—and get real-world advice for navigating these challenges.

Delivering Innovative Care

Explore how health enterprises build a culture of innovation while managing brand recognition, employee retention and patient satisfaction. Evaluate the challenges of upgrading tech through partnering, buying or building in a world of increasing consumer demand and ongoing mergers and acquisitions.

Digital Health Transformation

Discover how digital health transformation luminaries weathered the greatest wave of rapid technological change in history. Examine the need for caution during change management to balance improving outcomes with reducing clinical stress and burnout.

Data to Action

“Follow the data” has become a catchphrase for healthcare institutions and governments. Dive into data’s complexities: how it’s used to improve patient engagement and clinical decision making, and how to leverage unstructured data for greater insight.

Tech Takes Center Stage

Technology has taken a leading role in providing value and quality of care. Telemedicine and a distributed workforce are now standard, while AI, ML, and blockchain are becoming mainstream. Learn how you can use tech to improve patient experience and drive your business forward.

UpNext Innovation Gallery

Best-in-class product solution demos and use-case videos that can help you solve real-world challenges, giving you an exclusive look at new

Digital Speakers Include

  • Adrian Pacheco: Director of Telehealth | Centro Nacional De Excellencia En Tecnologia De Sa
  • Alejandro Mauro: Jefe Departamento de Informatica Biomedica | Clinica Alemana De Santiago, Chile
  • Alex Julian: IT Systems Director | United Health Group, Brazil
  • Alexandra Flatt: Vice Presdient, Pandemic Response & Chief Data Governance & Analytics Officer | British Columbia Provincial Health Services Author
  • Amit Phadnis: GE Healthcare
  • Amit Trivedi: Director, Informatics & Health IT Standards | IHE USA
  • Amy Heymans: Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer | Mad*Pow
  • Analia Baum and Andrew Pearce: Senior Digital Health Strategist | HIMSS
  • Andy Crowder: Enterprise SVP, CIAO | Atrium Health
  • Andy Krackov: Founder | Hillcrest Advisory
  • Angela Yochem: Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer | Novant Health
  • Arianna Huffington: Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Thrive Global
  • Ateev Mehrotra: Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy | Harvard Medical School
  • Aura Cifuentes: Directora de Gobierno Digital Ministerio de Techn de la Info y las Comunicacion | Colombia
  • Aysha Ali Al Mahri: Group Chief Nursing Officer | Abu Dhabi Health Services Company- SEHA
  • Azizi Sexias: Assistant Professor, Population Health & Psychology | New York University Langone
  • Barbara Banks-Wiggins: Executive Director | Prince George’s Healthcare Alliance
  • Ben Moor: Anesthesiologist | Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth
  • Ben Widaja: President Director | Mandaya Hospitals Group
  • Bert Verdonck: Program Manager, Health Data Initiative and GAIA-X | Philips
  • Brennan Spiegel: Director of Health Services Research | Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Brian Holzer: Chief Executive Officer | Lacuna Health
  • Carla Carten: Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer | Mass General Brigham
  • Cheryl Larson: Director and Chief Information Officer | California Correctional Health Care Services
  • Chris Caulfield: Vice President, Temptime Operations | Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • Christine VanZandbergen: Vice President of Analytics and Research | Penn Medicine
  • Christine Wu Xia: Assistant Director & Team Lead of the NTFGH Analytics Team | National University Health Systems
  • Christopher Ross: CIO, Mayo Clinic | HIMSS Board of Directors
  • Claudio Giuliani: Director | Folks Brazil
  • Claudio Guiliano: Director | Folks, Brazil
  • Connie Hebert: Healthcare CNO | Dell Technologies
  • Corey Smith: Director, Informatics and Product Management, Integrated Health Model Initiative | American Medical Association
  • Dalia Mominkhan and Daniel Meninger: Program Manager of SRN Virtual Care Services | Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Danielle Siarri: Adjunct Faculty | University of New England
  • Danina Kapetanovic: Chief Innovation Officer of OROT | The Integrated Health and Social Services Universi
  • Darius Walker: Senior Vice President and Senior Executive Producer | CBSN
  • David Helliwell: Co-Founder & CEO | Thrive Health
  • David Metcalf: Director | UCF Institute For Simulation and Training
  • David Seda: CMO, Healthcare Digital | GE Healthcare
  • David Stupple: Director of National Information and Communications | Calvary Health Care
  • Deborah Donovan: Vice President, Social Determinants of Health Strategy & Operations | Highmark, Inc.
  • Diane Michalec: Clinical Director | UPMC
  • Donald Trigg: President | Cerner
  • EDUARDO CORDIOLI: Head of Telemedicine | Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
  • Elena Sini: CIO | GVM Care and Research
  • Elisa Arespacochaga: Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Workforce | American Hospital Association
  • Emily Oken: Professor, Department of Population Medicine | Harvard Medical School
  • Eric Snyder: Director, Informatics | Wilmot Cancer Institute
  • Eric Yuan: Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Zoom
  • Erick Alejandro Cortez Pinto: Jefe Dept Gestion TIC Servicio de Salud | Metropolitan Sur, Chile
  • Evandro Garcia: Director of Integrated Services | DASA
  • Farida Al Hosani: Department Mgr Communicable Diseases & Official Spokesperson for Health Sector | Abu Dhabi Public Health Center
  • Fernando Benegas: Secretario de Innovacion y Transformacion Digital | Gobierno De Cuidad De Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fran Ayalasomayajula: President | REACH
  • Frank Cutitta: Chief Executive Officer | HealthTech Decisions Lab
  • Gamaliel Tan: Deputy Group Chief Medical Informatics Officer | National University Health System
  • Garth Graham: Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health | YouTube
  • Georgia Galanoudis: Executive Vice President Media | HIMSS
  • Harm Scherpbier: CMIO | Healthshare Exchange
  • Harm-Jan Wessels: Business Category Leader CI & IS | Philips
  • Heather Deixler: Counsel | Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Heather Landi: Senior Editor | Fierce Healthcare
  • Helen Riess: Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer | Empathetics, Inc
  • Herbert Cepera: Director | Hospital Care, Brazil
  • Hiyam Nadel: Nursing Director | Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Iris Frye: Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Parity Health Information & Technology
  • Isabel Lobos: Director, Tula Salud | Guatemala
  • Isil Arican: Director of Ambulatory EHR Services | Stanford Children’s Health
  • Jaclyn Sanchez: Director of Information Technology | Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida
  • Jaime Bland: Chief Executive Officer | Cynchealth
  • James Noga: Vice President and Chief Information Officer | Mass General Brigham
  • Jamie Pina: Vice President, Public Health Data Modernization | Association of State and Territorial Health Offici
  • Jan Oldenburg: Principal | Participatory Health Consulting
  • Janthorn Pakdeethai: Project Clinical Lead, Adjunct Assistant Professor | National University Health System
  • Jeff Aitken: BC Ministry of Health | Executive Director Covid-19/Public Health Digital
  • Jen Horonjeff: Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Savvy Cooperative
  • Jenifer Lightdale: Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics | Umass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
  • Jennifer Stoll: Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs | OCHIN
  • Jill Westcott: Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow | New York University
  • Jim Swanson: Executive Vice President and Enterprise Chief Information Officer | Johnson & Johnson
  • Jimmy Chung: Associate Vice President, Perioperative Portfolio | Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Joanna Pang: Chief Manager | Hong Kong Information Technology and Health Inform
  • Jonathan Weiner: Founder and Co-director, Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information | Johns Hopkins
  • Joy Pritts: Chief Privacy Officer | Office of the National Coordinator
  • Julie Brill: Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate VP, Global Privacy & Regulatory Affairs | Microsoft
  • Julie Rish: Clinical Psychologist and Associate Chief of Patient Experience | Cleveland Clinic
  • Justin Gerot: Vice President | Healthbox
  • Jyrki Katainen: President | Sitra
  • Kang-Xing Jin: Head of Health | Facebook
  • Karen Groppe: Senior Director, Strategic Communications | HIMSS
  • Karolyn Kerr: Director | Illuminare Data Management and Digital Health Cons
  • Kasey Boehmer: Assistant Professor of Health Services Research | Mayo Clinic
  • Kat Jercich: Senior Editor, Healthcare IT News | HIMSS
  • Kate Huey: Global Transformation Leader, Healthcare and Life Sciences | IBM
  • Kathy Hughes: Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer | Northwell Health
  • Katy Colletto: Vice President, Office of the CHRO, Solution Marketing | Workday
  • Kim Brandt: Partner | Tarplin, Downs & Young
  • Kim Keck: President and Chief Executive Officer | Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Klaiton Simao: Chief Informatics Officer | Sabara Childrens Hospital, Brazil
  • Kristian Feterik: Medical Director of Interoperability | UPMC
  • Laura Conn: Associate Director for Informatics | Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lenel James: Business Lead – Health Information Exchange | Blue Cross Blue Shield Assoc
  • Luis Antunes: Data Protection Officer and Professor | University of Porto, Portugal
  • Manuel Rodriquez Arce: Director of Unique Health Record Dept | Social Security Dept, Costa Rica
  • Margaret Whoriskey: Head, Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation | Scottish Government
  • Mariano Groiso: Advisor to HIMSS Latin America | Argentina
  • Mariano Groiso: Advisor – Latin America HIMSS | Argentina
  • Mark Sugrue: Managing Dir. Clinical Delivery & Informatics Solutions, Commonwealth Medicine | UMass Medical School
  • Mary Clancy: Chief Digital Officer | Premier Health
  • Mary Woinarowicz: Immunization Information System Manager | North Dakota Department of Health
  • Mary Beth Kurilo: MPH Policy and Planning Director | American Immunization Registry Association
  • Mary Lou Ackerman: Vice President Innovation | Saint Elizabeth Health Care
  • Matt Kaszubinski: Program Director | University of New England
  • Mazin Gadir and Meeri Toivanen: Specialist, Fair Data Economy | Sitra
  • Megan Brydon: PACS Applications Specialist | IWK Health
  • Melissa Kotrys: Chief Executive Officer | Healthcurrent
  • Meredith Josephs: Chief Medical Informatics Officer | FEHRM
  • Michael Bush: Chief Executive Officer | Great Place To Work
  • Michael Crawford: Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation | Howard University
  • Michael Dalton: Vice President, Virtual Care Enterprise | The Metrohealth System
  • Michael Dowling: CEO | Northwell Health
  • Michael Hasselberg: Assoc Prof. of Psychiatry & Clinical Nursing and Sr. Director of Digital Health | Univeristy of Rochester
  • Michael Millenson: President | Health Quality Advisors LLC
  • Michel Nadeau: CEO | CareSimple
  • Ming Tang: Interim Chief Data and Analytics Officer | NHS England
  • Mohammad Alhajjy: Virtual Care Program Manager | King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
  • Mojdeh Amini:
  • Monica Farah-Stapleton: Senior Technical Director | FEHRM
  • Moritz Hartmann: Global Head | Roche Information Solutions
  • Mountasser Kadrie: Associate Professor, Fulbright US Scholar Programs, Director | The George Washington University
  • Mujeeb Basit: Associate CMIO, Associate Director CIC | University of Texas Southwestern
  • Neil Evans: Senior Advisor | FEHRM
  • Nelita Iuppa: Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Nursing Informatics | Cleveland Clinic
  • Noam Arzt: President | HLN Consulting, LLC
  • Norman Oliver: State Health Commissioner | Virginia Department of Health
  • Osama ElHassan: Health Informatics Specialist, Dubai Health Authority | Coordinator of ZIMAM
  • Paolo Brancer: Partner Mattos Filho Advogados/Professor of Law | Brazil
  • Patrick Dempsey: Actor and Founder | Dempsey Center
  • Paulina Bendaña: Executive Director | The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
  • Peter Antall: Chief Medical Officer | Amwell
  • Peter Løngreen: Director | National Life Science Supercomputing Center – Comp
  • Petra Wilson: Managing Director | Health Connect Partners, Belgium
  • Philip Meer: CEO | PatientKeeper, Inc.
  • Rahul Goyal: Senior Vice President Clinical Engagement & Adoption | Malaffi
  • Raj Desai: Vice President, Product | Kaiser Permanente
  • Rami Riman: Clinician Executive Lead | Intersystems Corporation
  • Ramin Davidoff: Co-Chief Executive Officer | The Permanente Federation
  • Rebecca Love: President | SONSIEL
  • Renata Rothbarth: Life Sciences, Digital Health and Healthcare Senior Associate | Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. and Quiroga
  • Richard Bookman: Director, UHealth Care Lab | University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Richard Miller: Chief Information Security Officer | LifeBridge Health
  • Robert McCray: President | Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
  • Robert Swaskoski: Heritage Valley Health System
  • Roberta Mullin: Executive Producer | Healthcarenowradio
  • Ruth Schleyer: Chief Nursing Informatics Officer | Legacy Health
  • Ryan Hodgin: Chief Technology Officer, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences | IBM
  • Saad Chaudhry: Chief Information Officer | Luminis Health
  • Saif Abed: Director of Cybersecurity Services | AbedGraham Healthcare Strategies
  • Saif Abed: Director of Cybersecurity Advisory Services | The Abedgraham Group
  • Saira Haque: Senior Director, Clinical Informatics | Pfizer
  • Sanjeevana De Sylva: Head of Clinical Adoption & Informatics | Malaffi
  • Savitha Sangameswaran: Scott Cullen: Managing Director & Chief Clinical Innov Officer | Accenture
  • Scott Sussman: Physician Executive Director Telehealth | Yale New Haven Health
  • SHAFI AHMED: Surgeon, Digital Health Futurist, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer | Medical Realities
  • Shantanu Nundy: Chief Medical Officer, Author “Care After COVID” | Accolade
  • Shenita Freeman: Senior Director Analytics and Informatics | Centurion
  • Sherwin Sheik: Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Carelinx
  • Simita Mishra: Population Health Informatics Leader | Northwell Health
  • Sita Kapoor: CIO | Healthec
  • Srinath Adusumalli: Assistant Chief Medical Information Officer, Connected Health | Penn Medicine
  • Stacey Shulman: VP, IoT Group & GM, Health & Life Sciences & Emerging Tech | Healthcare IT. CB Insights
  • Stephen Dunkle: Chief Information Security Officer | Geisinger Health System
  • Stephen Wellman: Vice President, Content Strategy, Media | HIMSS
  • Subha Airan-Javia: FAMIA Adj. Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UPenn; Founder & CEO | Trekit Health & Perelman School of Medicine At Uni
  • Sumit Nagpal: Chief Executive Officer | Cherish Health
  • Susan Heichert: Former Chief Information Officer | Allina Health
  • Sven Gieringer: Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer | Northwell Health
  • Tabitha Lieberman: SVP IS Applications | Providence Health & Services
  • Taghreed Justinia: Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Health Informatics | King Saud Bin Abdulaziz Uni For Health Sciences
  • Tej Anand: Professor | McComb School of Business
  • Teri Fischer: Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor | University of British Columbia
  • Thomas Kurian: Chief Executive Officer | Google Cloud
  • Thomas Rivers: Architect | Wilmot Cancer Institute
  • Tina Esposito: Chief Health Information Officer | Advocate Aurora Health
  • Tjasa Zajc: Founder and Host | Faces of Digital Health Podcast
  • Tom Leary: Senior Vice President, Government Relations | HIMSS
  • Tomislav Mihaljevic: President and CEO | Cleveland Clinic
  • Tony Farah: Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer | Highmark Health
  • Tressa Springmann: Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer | LifeBridge Health
  • Valeria Pinheiro De Souza: Chief Medical Information Officer | Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil
  • Valerie Rogers: Director, Government Affairs | HIMSS
  • William Hudson: Administrator, Health Transformation and Innovations Lab | Harris County Public Health
  • Wilson To: World Wide Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences | AWS
  • Zayna Khayat: Futurist | SE Health