HIMSS Europe Nordic Delegation to HIMSS19

Imagine attending a conference that has the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place. You guessed it - that's HIMSS19! Join The Nordic Community, plus 40,000 other health professionals in Orlando on 11-15 February 2019 for a very special edition.

If you are attending from Sweden, check the Swedish Delegation programme here.

This year, the HIMSS Nordic Community will be celebrating their 10th anniversary! February 2019 will mark the 10th consecutive time the Nordics have travelled to the US for the HIMSS Global Conference. To get you into the celebratory mood, we want to tell you all about it. Registration for the Nordic Delegation to Orlando is now live. Find out all you need to know about the programme, registrations, call for proposals for the Nordic Workshop, hotel and highlights.

Programme at a glance

February, 10

Nordic Welcome Reception

February, 11

Nordic Workshop

Nordic Lunch

HIMSS19 Opening Reception*

February, 12

HIMSS19 Opening Keynote*

Nordic Lunch

International Reception

February, 13

Nordic Lunch

Nemours Hospital Tour

Nordic Networking Dinner

February, 14

Nordic Interoperability Showcase at Interoperability Educational Theater

HIMSS19 Special Event*

February, 15

HIMSS19 Closing Keynote*

* requires additional registration/fees apply


Click here for your Registration Manual.

Are you a government employee?

Reach out to Ms. Charlotte Misseldine at CMisseldine@himss.org to receive a special code for your HIMSS19 Annual Conference & Exhibition registration. Note: A discount for government employees applies to HIMSS19 tickets only not to the delegation package or add-ons.

Are you a vendor?

Access for vendors and industry to the Nordic Delegation is based on a HIMSS Europe Nordic Community partnership. For further information please contact Ivana Stojanoska at istojanoska@himss.org or +38 978 252 779.

Are you already registered to HIMSS19?

If you are already registered at HIMSS19, please send an email with your Registration ID to CMisseldine@himss.org and the Nordic delegation package will be added to your existing registration on the back-end.

Nordic Education Programme: The Nordic Way – Think Beyond Interoperability!

The Nordic workshop will take place at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando on Monday, February 11.

Following the previous Nordic Community discussions at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas (March 2018) and at HIMSS Europe 18 and Health 2.0 in Sitges (May 2018), the Community will turn their focus to showcase their achievements at the HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition, as well as deep dive into interoperability and cross border information exchange.

BUT – the discussion will be driven in a “Nordic Way”; shifting the focus from technical interoperability to the needs of real life: practical solutions, service concepts, business models, ALL for the benefit of the entire ecosystem with the Nordic patient at the core.

WORKSHOP AGENDA (Monday 11th February)

Moderator: Nard Schreurs, IKT- Norge

09.00 – 09.05: Welcome to HIMSS Nordic Jubilee Delegation to the Global Conference:
Reflections on 10 years of Impact and Common Nordic Action
Jan Larson and Sean Roberts, founding members of the HIMSS Nordic Community

09.05 – 9.15: The Nordic Interoperability project At-a-Glance – What, How, and Why Now?
Anders Tunold-Hanssen, HIMSS Nordic Community Interoperability Workgroup

09.15 – 09.30: SETTING UP THE SCENE: The Nordic Way – Think Beyond Interoperability!
Janne Pitkänen, HIMSS19 Champion of Health

09.30 – 10.00: Dialog I: Cross Border Collaboration – Matter of willingness or technology?
with Dr. Charles Alessi, HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer

10.00 – 10.45: Dialog II: From Public-Private Partnerships to Nordic Health Scalers – Creating a competitive edge together
with Pia.Heikkurinen, Sitra – the Finnish Innovation Fund

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 11.45: Dialog III: Greater Good – Improving public health by data driven research & innovation
with Bogi Eliasen, Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies

Including preview of the Nordic Health System Vision 2030, a long-term programme initiated by Nordic Innovation to develop a more dynamic and reciprocal cooperation between the Nordic nations in shaping the Nordics as world’s most integrated and sustainable health region.

11.45 – 12.00: Closing Remarks
(With reflections on EU eHealth Policy on enabling the digital transformation of health and care & HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey)

Mark your calendars:

Learn more about Interoperability in the Nordics and next HIMSS Nordic Community milestones during our dedicated session:

Interoperability in Europe: From Shared Vision to Common Action
Thursday, February 14, 11:30am-12:30pm ET
HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, Booth 9100, Hall F. Tangerine Ballroom

Nemours Children’s Hospital tour

Join an exclusive group of healthcare executives on a dedicated tour of the Nemours Children's Hospital for Children in Orlando. Having demonstrated the most sophisticated use of electronic health records and boasting the highest level of digital maturity of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, Nemours Children's Hospital is an exemplary site.

During the tour, learn how the entire Nemours Children's Health System, which has more than 90 states spread over six states, demonstrates an exceptional use of data-driven decision making with the prolific use of huddle boards showing up to date KPIs and trends for every department from critical care units to environmental services. The tour will focus on three specific areas:

  1. Nemours CareConnect, a new approach to telehealth that brings board-certified pediatricians into homes, schools and affiliated hospitals.
  2. The Clinical Logistics Center, housing a wall full of monitors that display steady streams of EMR data to a team of paramedics who scan for anything out of the ordinary and can immediately connect with care teams who are on the floor, closest to the patient. Nemours is increasingly using the data organized by the Clinical Logistics Center to identify children who may be at risk to have their condition worsen and intervene before there is any harm.
  3. The Nemours App, a new digital tool designed to help clinicians monitor patients health remotely, adhere to care plans, and communicate more effectively between visits. The app is currently being used to aide children with asthma and babies with cardiac conditions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Nemours Children's Health system’s commitment to treating the whole child through prevention, population health, and clinical care. The tour is available for health providers only. You may register your interest through the link below, but please note spaces are limited and your participation will be confirmed via email in due course.

Register here.


Joining the HIMSS Nordic delegation to HIMSS19 will provide ample opportunity for exchange and networking. Details will be announced here in due course.

Sponsors & Partners

Access for vendors and industry to the Nordic Delegation is based on a HIMSS Europe Nordic Community partnership. For further information please contact Ivana Stojanoska at istojanoska-contractor@himss.org or +38 978 252 779.


HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition is taking place February 11-15, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, USA.


A room block at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando has been reserved for delegates joining the HIMSS19 Nordic Delegation. In order to receive the reduced HIMSS19 Conference pricing you must book your hotel through OnPeak, the official HIMSS19 housing provider. The hotel reservation code to book your hotel room will be provided upon registration to the Nordic delegation in the registration confirmation email.

On-site Materials

Get ready for HIMSS19 and download the On-Site Guide here prior to the event.

Post-Conference Resources

Presentations and reports will be available for participants for download here after HIMSS19 (available as of March 2019).