Feb. 11-15, 2019

Participation Timeline

The Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS18 is a collaborative project between HIMSS and participating companies. Join us in demonstrating the value of standard based interoperability and highlight how you make a difference. 


Ending June 1- Submit a use case topic suggestion. 

How are use cases selected in the Interoperability Showcase?This is one of the most frequently asked questions, and we are very proud that our use cases are provided to us by clinician leaders just like you! Please take a few moments and fill out our HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase Use Case Suggestion Form. This process helps us learn from the industry what you would like demonstrated at the HIMSS Global Conference! Thank you for your participation!

Early bird benefits if participation is secured by Friday, June 1:

  • Advance access to this year’s use case categories before the general public
    • Sign before June 1 and have the first opportunity to select a use case before they are posted publicly. Submit your topic suggestions today.
    • Please note that this benefit is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is also prioritized by company response. The sooner you sign up and select your use case, the more options you will have.
  • 15 additional exhibitor priority points
  • Early web distribution of your whitepaper, success story or blog
    • Sign before June 1 and have the opportunity to guest blog on the HIMSS Blog, or post an approved whitepaper during Fall 2018.
  • Priority Selection of showcase theater session time (For Premier level Participants)

July 16- October 3- Demonstration Topics Posted/ Vendor Demonstration Selection

Demonstration topics are posted on our website. Vendors select from these topics and share what they would like to demonstrate.

Note: Demonstration roles are on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to demonstrate a specific role, sign up early to get the spot you want! 

October 3- Vendor Demonstration Kick Off Call

This is the opening webinar for all participants in the Interoperability Showcase. We go over expectations, how to get the most out of your sponsorship, and deadlines. Shortly after this call we set times for the weekly calls for each demonstration.

October 3-February 8- Weekly Demonstration Calls

Each week each demonstration meets on a webinar to discuss their demonstration. On these calls roles, data flow, graphics and narratives are determined. Participants collaborate together and support each other to tell an impactful story using their interoperability technology.

Mid December- First Print Deadline

In mid December the first HIMSS19 Conference print materials are due. Any participants who wishes to join after this point would begin to lose benefits that are part of their sponsorship package. We hope all participants are registered long before this date, but we understand when situations arise. This deadline is not negotiable, and organizations who sign up after this date will not be included in some print materials.

January- Face to Face Meeting- Cleveland, OH

In late January we hold a face to face meeting with all participants in a connected demonstration. This is to ensure that all of the demonstrations run smoothly and everyone has the chance to troubleshoot and work with our graphic designer. 

February 10-11, 2019, Orlando, FL.

The 2 days prior to conference all participants arrive at 9am Sunday morning and begin to set up and test their demonstrations. We work together to ensure that all demonstrations are working properly and each demonstration is supported by our project team. All testing is complete by 5pm Monday. Plan to be able to do a preview in the evening. 

February 12-14, 2019, Orlando, FL.

Congratulations! The Interoperability Showcase demonstrates each use case once an hour during all exhibit hours. We do not close at any time and visitors are able to tour demonstrations, learn more in our education theater, and get a deep dive on products in our marketplace.

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