What are Some Must-Attend Health Informatics Conferences in 2017?

Health informatics is the study of the methods and resources used when managing health information. People in this field work alongside those in the areas of health IT, medical research and informatics, medical practice, and other fields of study crucial to advancement and innovation within healthcare. Whether you are studying health informatics, work in the field, or just like to know what’s new in the health world, there are many amazing, informative annual conferences attended by the who’s-who in health informatics. Read on for a list of must-attend health informatics conferences happening in 2017!

Must-Attend Health Informatics Conferences in 2017

BHI 2017

Where: Orlando, Florida

When: Feb. 16-19, 2017.

Theme: “Informatics for smart, precision and preventive medicine”

Be the first to experience the wealth of knowledge exposed in the papers of scholars at the top of the Health Informatics world. Previously unpublished work is debuted during this 4-day featuring presentations in the areas of: bio-medicine life science, medicine, and med-industrial, on topics such as:

  • Medical devices
  • Health information systems
  • Chronic disease management
  • The role of e-commerce in healthcare
  • and many more.


Where: February 21-23, 2017

When: Porto, Portugal

Experience a health informatics conference of global proportions. This conference exists to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss ways IT can be incorporated into healthcare and medicine with a focus on helping people with special needs. Featuring keynote speakers: the Netherlands’ Bart M. ter Haar Romeny of the Eindhoven University of Technology, Joyce Westerink, of Philips Research and Eindhoven University of Technologys, Sweden’s Kristina Höök of the Royal Institute of Technology, and the USA’s Bethany Bracken of Charles River Analytics Inc.

5th Annual Medical Informatics World Conference

When: May 22-23, 2017

Where: Boston, Massachusetts

Healthcare professionals, academics, and IT specialists gather to discuss ways to use IT innovation to improve the care of patients with patient-centered IT solutions. Featuring keynote speakers, workshops, discussions, and 5 tracks:

  • Population Health
  • Pharma-ACO Collaboration
  • TeleHealth
  • Interoperability
  • and Sensors

4th International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics

Where: Chicago, Illinois.

When: May 25-26, 2017

Theme: “Improving Patients Health Outcomes through NEXTGEN Health Innovations”

This event intends to shed light on the significant changes that are coming to the healthcare industry, within both the public and the private sector. This conference is geared towards individuals and groups in all areas ranging from healthcare IT professionals to academics, educators and practitioners alike.

Discover The Opportunities in Health Informatics

Health informatics is a field that continues to grow as technology and the human ability to innovate expands. Interested in learning more about a rewarding career in one of the many fields blanketed under “health informatics”? You’d be amazed how many amazing on-campus and online programs are available to help you get the education and training you require to become a health informatics professional; and maybe even become a keynote speaker at one of these world-renowned conferences!

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