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HX360 at HIMSS16 Annual Conference Featuring Top Healthcare Providers, Business Leaders and Patient Perspective
February 29 - March 3 at HIMSS16 -- Register Today!

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual HX360 event features a comprehensive program that delivers the unique perspectives, experiences and innovations of cutting-edge C-suite executives, business leaders, technology companies and investors. HX360 takes place February 29 to March 3, 2016, in conjunction with HIMSS16 Conference and Exhibition, at the Venetian-Palazzo, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas.

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A jam-packed agenda includes sessions, keynotes and debate covering relevant business topics, including building and sustaining innovation capacity to address contemporary provider challenges; new business models to accelerate innovation; scaling health technology adoption; and how to design connected health programs for consumers. Key sessions will also address how technology can support flexible, high quality, cost-efficient care delivery in challenging areas including end of life care, chronic disease management, aging care and behavioral health.

In addition, featured speakers will provide real-world perspective, case studies and outside-the-box thinking that is shaping the future of care delivery, representing leading healthcare provider organizations, including:

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Stanford Health Care
  • UCLA
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical

Addressing the real needs, challenges and gaps in patient care, Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association, will provide the patient perspective on the health tech revolution that is being fueled by trackers, wearables and apps. A panel session, moderated by Jeff Makowka, director, marketing innovation, AARP, will examine how technology can support aging independently, rehabilitation, home care support and family caregiving. Closing remarks and special presentation by Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, will explore the value of open data for utilization by private-sector innovators and entrepreneurs to impact health and health care.

"HX360 is bringing together the decision makers, innovators and funders who are moving the industry forward and willing to share their knowledge and vision with attendees to help advance the entire ecosystem," said Rich Scarfo, vice president, Personal Connected Health Alliance. "This is a dynamic, multi-dimensional event for healthcare providers and systems, early-stage and established businesses and innovators, and investors. Key patient and consumer organizations are also well represented, to add their critical voice."

The 2nd annual HX360 event is an initiative co-developed by HIMSS and AVIA, to promote the transformation of healthcare through innovation and adoption of emerging technologies by leveraging technology, process and structure.

GENERAL REGISTRATION for HX360Registration for HX360 is open. Visit

MEDIA REGISTRATIONFor more information, or for complimentary media registration, please visit the HIMSS16 website or contact Gina Cella at 857-239-9198 or

About HX360 
HX360, co-developed by HIMSS and AVIA, invites health system leaders to reinvent care delivery by harnessing the potential of next generation technologies, and focuses on the structures and processes that will make their use more effective. HX360 focuses on improving the way health care is delivered by both inspiring and facilitating the adoption and use of emerging technologies by provider organizations, in areas where health system executives are passionate to combine the right mix of resources, process and technology. Follow us on Twitter.

About AVIA
AVIA was built to serve the needs of health systems. We believe that transformation requires innovation, and innovation starts with a focus on health systems' challenges and opportunities. Our Innovator Network includes forward-leaning provider organizations seeking to address pressing challenges that are ripe for innovation. AVIA drives a rigorous process to help our members identify, evaluate, and implement the best emerging tech-enabled solutions, at scale. Our proven approach reduces risk, accelerates action, and clears the way for health systems to take on more opportunities. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations that share this cause.  HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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For further information: Gina Cella, Cella Communications, 857-239-9198,