AFCEA Bethesda’s annual Health IT Summit brings together more than 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry and federal agencies with healthcare initiatives. The goals of the program are to foster better interagency communication among key stakeholders, share lessons learned and best practices, identify mission-critical IT issues that strengthen program management, align the acquisition and budget process with the technology cycle, improve accountability and increase engagement with industry.
29 (Tuesday) 7:00 am - 30 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm EST
As a catalyst for innovation, blockchain technology enables a system of independent actors—patients, healthcare providers and payers—to share and trust a record of digital assets, transactions and information. Offering the potential to disrupt and transform existing business models, blockchain shares data across all participants, rather than a single organization owning and maintaining all the data. The distributed nature of blockchain reduces the risk of data loss or corruption through single-points-of-failure and data fragmentation disparities. Even if an attack were to occur, the tamper-evident nature of a blockchain increases transparency to actions taken by bad actors.
The disruptive nature of blockchain and its impact on federal healthcare makes it critical to understand how we can best apply this important new technology over its evolutionary journey from acceptance to implementation. Blockchain technology, like the internet itself, has a built-in robustness. The fundamental strengths of a blockchain system lie in its data integrity and networked immutability – a key aspect in countering integrity-based cyber-attacks. The open, transparent, peer-to-peer exchange of information represented by blockchain-based healthcare systems holds enormous promise to address large-scale business challenges in the federal space. In the January panel, HIMSS NCA will bring together a group of government experts to share their perspectives. They will address the core technology, federal health use cases, and security.
This is a great opportunity to celebrate the holiday season and show appreciation for our membership. Please join us for our 6th Annual HIMSS NCA Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! In the spirit of the Holiday Season this event will support Toys for Tots and also be a great networking event for the HIMSS NCA Community. We will have a raffle at 7:00 PM. Raffle tickets will be sold at the door for $5. Please bring a toy and wear your ugliest sweater for two free raffle tickets. We look forward to all of you coming out to support a great cause.
Join us for this high energy event bringing together senior healthcare executives from across the federal government and industry to focus on The Year Ahead and the initiatives and programs that will be driving Federal Health IT in 2019. Meet the individuals that are making an Impact, that go Above and Beyond, Drive Innovation, Challenge Conventional Wisdom, Drive Positive Outcomes and Give Back to the Larger Community.
A supercharged experience designed to spark the imagination, inspire bold thinking and fresh ideas, foster collaboration and dialogue, and spotlight the newest and most relevant technology.
Diverse ecosystem of forward-thinking agencies and companies focused on improving mission delivery. A ‘safe haven’ on neutral ground where government and industry can work together as true partners.
Three exciting and engaging days, exploring and developing innovative ideas and practical approaches fueled by bold thinking and creative energy:
Collaborating and bringing forward new innovations that drive further advances in IT modernization, designing the blueprint for tomorrow’s workforce, creating new business models that take advantage of emerging technologies and fortifying our nation’s data networks to achieve enterprise resilience.
Exploring actionable approaches for leadership excellence in the midst of exponential change, technical training that improves the way we work, and collaboration opportunities for meaningful exchange with peers.