Here’s the lineup of HIMSS19 keynote speakers

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HIMSS on Thursday finalized the lineup of keynote speakers for HIMSS19 in Orlando subsequent month.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is the newest speaker named. Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the truth is, will share their imaginative and prescient for interoperability and affected person engagement to carry down prescription drug prices, ramp-up value-based risk-taking and throw away our fax machines. Titled “Special Views Session: Interoperability and patient engagement,” is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room W320. 

Dr. Atul Gawande, CEO of the new Boston-based healthcare firm fashioned by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, was initially slated to keynote however is now not on the schedule.

“We had a conversation with Atul Gawande and he stated he is not available to speak at HIMSS19,” stated Karen Malone, vice chairman of conferences and gross sales at HIMSS. “We discussed and are hopeful he will speak for HIMSS at a future event.”  

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf will function moderator in the oepning keynonte, Will consumer-directed exhange disrupt the healthcare market?” The panelists are: Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. CTO, co-founder of the CARIN Alliance and present President of CareJourney; Dr. Karen DeSalvo, former nationwide coordinator for Health IT and a profesor of medication and inhabitants well being at Dell Medical School; Michael Leavitt, former Utah Governor, HHS secretary and co-founder of the CARIN Alliance; and Verma of CMS. That opening panel is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Valencia Ballroom. 

On Wednesday night, Adam Boehler, CMS deputy administrator and director of the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, will converse throughout a particular session that runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room W320. 

Friday morning will function a double-header with each Dr. Donald Rucker, head of the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT, and Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier, every taking the stage.

For the closing keynote that afternoon, Not Impossible founder Mick Ebeling, named one of the most influential, inventive folks by The Creativity 50’s and a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, is scheduled to talk from 1:15-2:30 p.m.

HIMSS19 is being held Feb. 11 to Feb. 15, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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