One of the best perks of having been in the field of healthcare IT for over 15 years is the opportunity to watch the evolution of healthcare first hand. From ground breaking health tech innovations to digital health trend tracking, we obtain our insight from healthcare events we attend throughout the year such as conferences, summits, expos and festivals nationwide. We love being inspired and at these
Over the years Vicert has attended too many conferences to count, which is why we finally compiled a list of our Top 20 Health Conferences of 2017. Of
This is one of the largest and most informative healthcare conferences that brings together industry leaders, fast-growth companies and members in the investment community.
Fun Fact: This conference began in 1983 by H&Q and it was like that until they were acquired by Chase in 2000, and a year later Chase was acquired by J.P. Morgan.
There are hundreds of companies that present, from start-ups to those that are worth more than $300 billion in market cap. This conference encompasses the global healthcare landscape, and everyone can find something in their zone of interest. It was a really great way to start the year with this conference. However, it may be hard to get in for new companies, or
“HIMSS is the health IT conference - where professionals from around the world connect to gain the education,
HIMMS was a hit again this year and overall a great and overwhelming experience for us. We honestly have a feeling they are growing bigger each year (you can get lost on the exhibit floor). HIMSS has always one of our favorite conferences where we have the chance to see cutting-edge products and solutions firsthand. It is a huge event (one of the biggest events in the industry) and many senior level positions attend - so if you wish to approach C-level execs we would suggest a different more intimate event from the pool of HIMSS events.
At HIMSS we were eager to hangout and meet as many people as we could, so we decided to spend as much time as we could on the floor. When we needed our daily dose of caffeine we went to Gary Sain Cafe, right above Hall C.
Stanford MedicineX offers something for everyone. The conference they hosted in Spring of this year focused on the future of patient centered medical education. Later this year they are hosting another conference focused on healthcare innovation, patient
Healthcare events held at Stanford are ones we make sure not to miss. Their conferences gather interesting people and we always seem to have the most inspiring conversations on this campus. Medicine X is one of the finest conferences on the West Coast, so if you are interested in innovative ways of reimagining digital health and the future of healthcare this is the place to be.
What we love about their events is the large
HTF stands true to its name: Health Technology Forum. The time that we spent there was filled with
HTF is sponsored by a lot of companies that are leaders in their respective fields - which adds significant value to the conference itself. If you are into next generation technology and innovative solutions then this is an event that you absolutely must visit! PLUS, we didn’t want to miss a healthcare event held right in our neighborhood.
We traveled to Texas with high expectations and were not let down when we arrived. The conference statistics and amount of attendees/speakers/exhibitors tells us that the saying about everything being bigger in Texas is in fact true. Broken down, the attendees
Overall it turned out to be one of the biggest and best conferences we have attended and we recommend it to anyone looking to reimagine healthcare and establish smart partnerships.
To be quite honest, there was not much for us at this conference. Not because it was a bad conference, but because we were already over booked with meetings from AHIP. This year both AHIP & AMMI were held at the Austin Convention Center and it’s too bad that they were scheduled back to back. One thing we can say is that this conference is more closely connected to the advances in medical equipment.
This conference is targeted towards biomedical technicians, clinical engineers, healthcare and hospital IT specialties. More than 2,500 decision makers and influencers from around the globe attend this event. It has a lot of exhibitors, and there are a bunch of demonstrations of the medical equipment and devices at the event.
This conference was organized by our two friends, Mad*Pow & Health 2.0. It brings together almost 500 multidisciplinary thinkers into one space and was one of our 2017 favorites. If you wish to network at the event, it has a great android app that is available on Google play that makes it super easy to connect with people of interest to you. This was the seventh year it was held, and since then all Health 2.0 conferences have been acquired by HIMSS, so we are expecting even bigger and better events next year.
Only one word can describe our reaction to this festival - WOW! The program begins in the Country Music Hall of Fame with the rest of the festival held in Music City Center. This conference is one we truly enjoyed during the day all the way through the night. There are a lot of high-quality speakers with interesting topics, a great agenda that is put together by the
Out of all the conferences, this is the one that really moves health further with its speakers, sponsors, and start-ups. If you do decide to attend the festival, you will have the chance to connect with enterprises that you may eventually end up partnering with in tech and business development. If you are an entrepreneur just starting out, it is also a great opportunity to meet others like you, grow your network and receive guidance from the mentor community. We choose to take all of our meetings to Bongo Java, so if you are looking for a quiet spot to meet your partner, prospect or friend we highly recommend this coffee shop.
Our Director of Engagements represented us at the Connected Health Summit this year and had quite a few productive meetings. In
HINT: We held all the meetings away from the