Are you ready for 2020? Before the new year gets into full swing, take a moment to mark your calendar with these top five healthcare industry events. Take note: the first (and biggest!) is in March – just a few months away. If you’re interested in attending or exhibiting, register soon.

2020 promises to be a big year for healthcare and digital health innovations. With presidential candidates discussing healthcare reform on the campaign trail and IoT standing poised to change the industry as we know it, the new year (and the new decade) will see major shifts in the industry, big advances in digital health, and the realization of the full potential of healthcare IT and IoT trends. We predict that these will be key topics of conversation at the five events below. Companies looking to make an impact on the future of healthcare should plan to attend these events and add to the discussion.

1. HIMSS20, March 9-13, 2020, Orlando, FL

The 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference and Expo is the healthcare industry’s biggest event of the year. Nearly 45,000 professionals connect to discuss the education, innovation and collaboration needed to reimagine health and wellness for all.

2. Health 2.0, September 16-18, 2020, San Francisco, CA

Health 2.0 advances thought leadership in digital health and highlights ideas and solutions to advance and improve care. This event brings together a community of trailblazers and gamechangers devoted to a new frontier of health technology. Emphasizing ideas and solutions behind technology, Health 2.0 focuses on the adaptability, user experience and data-driven decisions behind major trends in digital health.

3. HLTH, October 11-14, 2020, Las Vegas, NV

HLTH brings 7,000 senior leaders in healthcare to solve some of the industry’s most pressing problems and actualize promising opportunities to improve health. Attendees are C-suite executives, CEOs or founders. 2019 speakers featured businessman Mark Cuban, the late Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo, among others.

4. AHIMA20: Health Data and Information Conference, October 14-17, 2020, Atlanta, GA

The AHIMA conference is focused on data privacy, cybersecurity and health IT management. Workshops have examined how healthcare IT products can be leveraged to improve behavioral health, physician practice and public advocacy. With issues like cybersecurity and data continuing to spark debate, this is a can’t-miss event for health IT companies.

5. U.S. News & World Report: Healthcare of Tomorrow, November 18-20, 2020, Washington D.C.

The Healthcare of Tomorrow summit brings together the industry’s top leaders to discuss ideas, share best practices and set new standards for patient care. Attendees include medical experts, hospital executives, policymakers, insurers, consumer advocates and industry analysts. In 2019, leaders from Aetna, Apple Health, Ascension, Healthcare Dive, Mount Sinai Health System, and Sutter Health spoke at and attended the event.

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RH Strategic is a Seattle and D.C.-based communications firm providing strategic public relations for innovators in the technology, public sector and healthcare markets.