Former President Bill Clinton to Keynote HIMSS13 | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Former President Bill Clinton to Keynote HIMSS13

September 6, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

While the country watched former President Bill Clinton address the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte this week, the health IT world has its eyes on a speech he will give in a few months. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced that Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, will be the keynote speaker of HIMSS13, its annual health IT conference, held this upcoming year in New Orleans, March 3-7, 2013.

“We strive to have relevant educational content at the annual conference, and in this election year, we’re so pleased that President Clinton will offer his unique perspective on many topics of interest to our members and attendees,” H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS President and CEO, said in a statement. “The timing is right to have President Clinton join us, because the election will be over, and its effects will just be taking hold in Washington and across the nation. With a continued bipartisan focus on the best use of health IT to improve healthcare delivery, attendees at the conference will want to hear what President Clinton has to say.”    

Clinton is one of the many noted speakers at the HIMSS13 conference. During the closing keynote, James Carville, famed political consultant, and Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, will be debating politics, economics, healthcare reform and other key initiatives affecting the country.               



Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

HealthlinkNY’s Galanis to Step Down as CEO

Christina Galanis, who has served as president and CEO of HealthlinkNY for the past 13 years, will leave her position at the end of the year.

Email-Related Cyber Attacks a Top Concern for Providers

U.S. healthcare providers overwhelmingly rank email as the top source of a potential data breach, according to new research from email and data security company Mimecast and conducted by HIMSS Analytics.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.