Conferences for all industries took a hit in 2020, with many events canceled or replaced with digital webinars due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the setbacks, event organizers have continued announcing your favorite digital health conferences for 2021. 

Typically digital health conferences are clustered early in the calendar year. While that’s still true, some organizers have moved their events to the summer or fall – likely in hopes of making their typical in-person gatherings possible when there is a lower risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. Others have taken a different approach and announced all-digital events for 2021. 

Whether in person or digital, attending conferences is still one of the best ways to learn about new developments and innovations in digital health. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of digital health conferences for 2021. We’ve listed events chronologically with links and short descriptions for easy planning. 

Digital Health Conferences in 2020

This aims to be the most accessible and comprehensive list of digital health conferences for 2021. Of course, all aspects of healthcare are gradually being digitized, so some of these events aren’t explicitly focused on technology and healthcare IT. 

In the list below you’ll find trade shows, educational events, thought leadership summits, business events, networking gatherings, and everything in between. The connecting thread is a focus on healthcare innovation, technology, and digital health. 

Jan 11-14: Digital Health at CES

All-Digital

There has long been a digital health thread at the annual Consumer Technology Association conference. Discover the new tools and technologies that are empowering consumers to take control of their wellness and that aim to improve health care and save lives — all while lowering costs.

Jan 27-29: Care Coordination and Technology Congress

Atlanta, GA

The Care Coordination and Technology Congress brings together hospitals, health systems, and provider organizations from all across the country to learn new techniques, share experiences, and discuss technological innovations concerning all aspects of coordinated care. Learn more about who should attend

Feb 1-5:  LSX World Congress

All-Digital

For 6 years, the LSX World Congress has been bringing together executives in healthcare and life science strategy, investment, partnering, and deal-making. Expect to meet the founders and CEOs of innovative start-ups through to publicly listed life sciences giants, and everyone in between.

Feb 16-18: Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy ConferenceHealth Datapalooza 2021 digital health conference logo

Look forward to three days of virtual, boundary-breaking discussions about the latest and most important health policy issues facing our nation and the data and evidence that will drive innovation and help achieve our goals of better health and health care for everyone.

Feb 24-26: Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference

All-Digital

This conference is your source for the latest in operational and quality improvement tools, which increasingly lean on digital health. Attendees will work with methods and concepts such as Lean, Six Sigma, productivity, benchmarking, simulation, and project management.

Mar 22-25: AMIA Virtual Informatics Summit

All-Digital

AMIA 2021 Digital Health Summit

The AMIA Summit is a conference for informaticians who are working to improve healthcare. Attendees will experience content dedicated to bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, informatics implementation, and data science in one integrated conference experience.

Apr 15-18: AMGA 2021 Annual Conference

Grapevine, TX

The AMGA Annual Conference brings together the country’s top medical industry thought leaders as they chart the future of healthcare in the U.S. Hear expert-led presentations, exchange ideas in an open and collaborative environment, and connect with executives who are leading the transformation of healthcare. 

May 11-14: NAHAM

San Diego, CA

The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) hosts an annual conference and exhibition offering networking opportunities and a broad range of topics in patient access.

May 13-15: MGMA Data Conference

Portland, OR

The MGMA Data Conference provides healthcare professionals with the tools to capture, compare, and analyze data to build action plans for a more efficient and profitable medical practice. Expect to be joined by 220+ healthcare professionals seeking to utilize industry data and tools to create operational and financial efficiencies within their practices and organizations.

May 16-18: State Healthcare IT Connect

Baltimore, MD

The 2021 meeting will be the 11th annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit. The conference has grown and evolved into an important national venue for public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of State Health IT Systems.

Jun 23-25: ACO Summit 

Washington DC (Hybrid Conference and Internet Event)

This annual summit brings together thought leaders from Accountable Care Organizations around the country to leverage available data and resources to create valuable population health initiatives to lower costs, improve quality of care, and prepare organizations to take on more downside risk and increase shared savings.

Jun 23-30: HFMA 2021

Boston, MA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association’s annual conference is geared toward hospital CFOs. It’s a great event if you deal in the business of healthcare, especially for hospitals and health systems. 

Jul 22-24: AHA Leadership Summit

Nashville, TN

Join senior executives, physician leaders, and trustees from the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems at this unique forum where health care leaders discuss the critical issues facing their organizations and network to find the solutions they need to be more successful.

Aug 9-13: HIMSS 21HIMSS 2021 is one of the biggest annual digital health conferences

Las Vegas, NV

HIMSS is the biggest health information and technology event of the year. Professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for education, innovation, and collaboration. The conference aims to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.

Aug 15-18: SHIEC Annual Conference

Scottsdale, AZ

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) is a national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs). The annual conference brings together over 70 HIEs with healthcare industry leaders and government officials.

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