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SFLHIMSS Integrate Is Going Virtual

SFLHIMSS Integrate is the premier health information and technology virtual event where professionals throughout the health ecosystem connect virtually for education, innovation and collaboration.



November 16th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Digital Transformation; Patient Experience Revamped

Edward Marx, Chief Digital Officer for Tech Mahindra Health and Life Sciences
Chris Ross, CIO, Mayo Clinic

We chose to serve as healthcare CIO’s. We did not choose to be struck with cancer. Twice. We decided to consider cancer a gift. This is the story of the Mayo and Cleveland Clinic CIOs whose resolve to create optimal patient experience was strengthened by their own horrific journeys navigating the healthcare ecosystems in search of healing. Listen in as they weave practical emerging best practices into the fabric of their own stories. Learn what changes they brought back to their organizations to improve the patient experience. Gain new perspectives how you can take their experience and innovate optimal patient experiences in your organization regardless of size or resources.  Finally, it doesn’t take a cancer diagnosis to take action; gain insights into how all of us can use our own experiences to improve healthcare with authenticity.


Who is knocking at the digital front door?      

Judy Murphy, Nurse Executive, former IBM CNO and Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy at ONC
Donna Houlne, RN, BSN, MHA, MHRM, Vice President and Clinical Officer, Infor
Laura Marquez, VP of Applications at UConn Health

As IT leaders from health systems and hospitals recover and reset from COVID-19, they are recognizing that the fundamentals of how they do business have forever changed and they must proactively pivot to redefine themselves and how they interact with clinicians, staff, and patients. The speakers will explore this defining moment and discuss the impact it has driven for interoperability and the corresponding IT ecosystem that is created to drive both health and healthcare in all care settings, including the home.

  • Discuss how the pandemic changed healthcare organizations approach to their digital strategy, with a heightened need for alignment between their business, clinical, and IT systems.
  • Describe the impact of upcoming regulations on patient data interoperability, healthcare’s readiness, and impact on the industry’s IT ecosystem.
  • Explain the need for connecting data and applications from sources outside of the EHR and the value that brings to health and healthcare in all settings.


Diversity and Inclusion can Help Future-proof our Healthcare system, but it Requires Change From Us All

Alexis Perdereaux-Weekes,  Associate Research Fellow, Americas Institute for Cybersecurity Leadership
Edvard Joseph, Associate Research Fellow, Americas Institute for Cybersecurity Leadership
Moderator: Grant McGaugh, Technology Executive, Entrepreneur and Healthcare Advocate

This session will focus on the latest trends, challenges, opportunities in both the marketplace and workplace, with a specific focus on how to best serve an increasingly diverse patient base and workforce. We also aim to address the broader health disparity challenges in the U.S., and the symposium equips attendees with the latest insights and ideas.

This event served as a platform for exceptional practitioners to share their work and further discuss race, social justice, neurodiversity, women’s health, disability, allyship, and others.


November 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM                    


Accelerating the Adoption of Digital Health Innovation           

Christian Milaster, Founders & CEO, Ingenium Digital Health Advisors

The Digital Health Revolution is now fully upon us with venture capital investments over the past 10 years totaling $70 Billion dollars.

But the problem is not the lack of innovation. The problem is the lack of innovation adoption. The incumbent health care system is, if not asleep at the wheel, at best moving at a sloth’s pace whereas other non-traditional competitors are moving at light speed.


Learn about the system that forward-thinking healthcare leaders must create to

  • make decisions regarding new innovations in days, not months;
  • evaluate suitable solutions in weeks not quarters;
  • and IntegraTe solutions in months not years.


How Will New APIs Change Healthcare?

Don Rucker, Former National Coordinator ONC

The 21st Century Cures Act prohibits Information Blocking and requires EHR’s to provide consumer-facing APIs. What does this law say and how is it being implemented. What does this means for healthcare providers – to do’s, opportunities and the new era of consumer empowerment in healthcare.


The Truth is in the Data; A pulse check on the American Healthcare System

David Wilcox,  Author of the Book How to Avoid Being a Victim of the American Healthcare System

The session will focus on how we use data to improve clinical and the patient experience but what about the overall American Healthcare System? Why are we spending more than any other industrialized nation on Healthcare and not having increased quality outcomes? I will also touch on Social determinants of health care such as the decrease in life expectancy in 2020 where we saw a drop of a year from 78.9 to 77.9 but white Americans dropped 8 months, Hispanic Americans dropped 1.9 years while Black Americans dropped 2.8 years. How do we use data to make healthcare more equitable?


Federal Health IT Update and What it means to Floridians       

Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health IT, ONC

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments.


Cybersecurity Challenges Associated with Remote Health Informatics Workers

Denise Stemen, Deputy Special Agent, FBI Miami Division

The COVID19 pandemic has shifted many Health Information Technology (HIT) workers and their managers to work remotely. Such move required an agile resilient workforce, rapid training and bridging the skill gap, especially as it comes to safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI) records. To reach success managers quickly adopted a structured approach to upskilling and reskilling remote employees, embed cybersecurity hygiene practices, develop new policies and practices as well as facilitate safe access to digital resources remotely. This session will highlight to the healthcare industry the various cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and risks associated with remote working, especially as it resulted from to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of real-world cases will be discussed. Finally, tips and best practices for successful governance of remote workers will be offered.


10 Year Celebration

Join us in celebrating 10 years of HIMSS members and healthcare professionals—from CIOs and senior executives to providers and payers to IT consultants and entrepreneurs coming together.

Registration Opening Soon