HIMSS expands global educational offerings - Acquires Health 2.0 Conferences

Health 2.0
Matthew Holt, co-chairman of Health 2.0, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with the largest and most influential organisation in health IT— HIMSS —to take the movement mainstream.”
story highlights: 
  • The next European Health 2.0 conference will take place from 3-5 May in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Expanding its global educational offerings to familiar and new audiences, HIMSS has acquired the conference component of Health 2.0, effective immediately.

  • Indu Subaiya, CEO and co-chairman of Health 2.0, said, "We believe that the union of our businesses and ecosystems will offer unparalleled access and provide new mechanisms for early-stage innovation to permeate and transform the entire healthcare industry in the US and globally.”

BERLIN, GERMANY - (HealthTech Wire / News) - Expanding its global educational offerings to familiar and new audiences, HIMSS has acquired the conference component of Health 2.0, effective immediately. HIMSS will establish a new Health 2.0 business unit within the enterprise that includes HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Media, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia-Pacific and the Personal Connected Health Alliance.

The next European Health 2.0 conference will take place from 3-5 May in Barcelona, Spain, focusing on blockchain and AI technologies in healthcare.

“Bringing Health 2.0 into the HIMSS enterprise is a major expansion of our available resources to achieve better health through technology,” said H Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS president/CEO.

“This approach will align the knowledge and expertise from the Health 2.0 global network of entrepreneurs, developers and end users engaged in the most leading-edge technologies with that of clinicians, IT professionals, executives, policy leaders and other health IT stakeholders to empower and enable people to live healthier lives.”

Lieber noted that HIMSS has no plans of changing the type or scope of the conferences presented in the past by Health 2.0. Instead, this expansion provides an opportunity for HIMSS to expand its own educational offerings with a stronger focus on start-up technologies in digital health. 

Staffing

Indu Subaiya, MD, MBA, CEO and co-chairman, Health 2.0, will join HIMSS as executive vice president for the newly established Health 2.0 business unit and continue to co-host Health 2.0's Annual Fall and Wintertech conferences. Matthew Holt, co-chairman of Health 2.0, will continue to co-host Health 2.0's Annual Fall and Wintertech conferences and host Health 2.0's international conferences.

Health 2.0 Conferences: Health 2.0 held its first conference in 2007 and now holds three regular conferences in the US, with others in Europe and Asia. Over the past decade, Health 2.0 has welcomed more than 25,000 conference attendees worldwide, hosted over 4,000 demos, and introduced hundreds of new companies to the health technology industry.

Matthew Holt, co-chairman of Health 2.0, said, “Since the mid-2000s, Health 2.0 has gone from a fringe movement representing bleeding-edge technologists, patients and clinicians to being an ecosystem of thousands of companies working with all stakeholders to improve the healthcare experience for everyone. We’re thrilled to be working with the largest and most influential organisation in health IT—HIMSS—to take the movement mainstream.”

Indu Subaiya, CEO and co-chairman of Health 2.0, said, "The creation of a Health 2.0 business unit within HIMSS represents a natural evolution, as digital health technologies are increasingly adopted and integrated by established healthcare organisations. We believe that the union of our businesses and ecosystems will offer unparalleled access and provide new mechanisms for early-stage innovation to permeate and transform the entire healthcare industry in the US and globally.”

In next nine months, seven Health 2.0 conferences will be held from May – December 2017, and a January 2018 conference.

Health 2.0 Europe 2017

May 3-5

Barcelona, Spain

HXR - HxRefactored 2017

June 20-21

Cambridge, Mass.

Health 2.0 11th Annual Fall Conference

Oct. 1-4

Santa Clara, Calif.

Tech for Precision Health

Oct 24

San Francisco, Calif.

Health 2.0 India 2017

Nov. 10

Hyderabad, India

Health 2.0 Japan 2017

December 5-7

Tokyo, Japan

Health 2.0 Wintertech

January 10

San Francisco, Calif.

Health 2.0 will continue to independently operate its Catalyst@Health 2.0 division, which conducts innovations programs, such as codeathons, developer challenges and pilot programs for clients, such as government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and health insurers, leveraging the market research powered by Health 2.0 Source Database.

Kathleen Thomas, managing partner at investment bank Drake Star Partners, initiated the transaction and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Health 2.0.

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Source: HealthTech Wire

HIMSS Europe

HIMSS Europe is a voice, advisor and thought leader of transformation through health IT.  As an independent organisation with innovation at its heart, HIMSS Europe unites and engages key stakeholders across the health and care ecosystem through events, media, analytics and communities that are focused on helping healthcare systems to define their IT strategies meanwhile supporting the healthcare industry to improve its services.

By offering a high quality, Pan-European platform to collaborate and exchange best practice, news, information and data, HIMSS Europe has a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health and care and deliver more effective patient outcomes.

Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 60,000 members, 600 companies and over one million HIT network of key influencers that drive innovation across the world.

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