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. The hope is that we’ll all be able to attend in-person gatherings when there is a lower risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. Others have taken a different approach and announced all-virtual 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 2021
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. Most events listed here are based in the U.S. and this list of digital health conferences will be most relevant to people living in the U.S.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
May 18-20: AMIA Clinical Informatics Summit
CIC is where clinician informaticists of all disciplines – physicians, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, HIT developers, data analysts, C-suite executives, and more – share their innovations in bringing the technology advances out of the lab and into the patient room. This summit’s goal is to leverage technology in new ways and to advance healthcare delivery, access and outcomes.
This is a free, virtual event hosted by HITMC and focused on the healthcare marketing community. In the first of a series of 6 virtual events, this event features a healthcare customer panel, a number of “Ted Talk” style presentations, and plenty of time to connect and learn from healthcare marketing peers.
Mar 30-31: Digital Health World Congress
The Digital Health World Congress is the leading technology and digital healthcare conference in London, UK. It is a forum for Medtech mobile, IoT, and the IT industry.
Spring 2021 Digital Health Conferences
Apr 20-22: AMGA 2021 Annual Conference
Each day during the AC21 conference, you’ll hear from healthcare leaders presenting on a different theme—Innovations in Health Care, Patient Care and Experience, and Organizational Resiliency—allowing you to tap into the expert-led presentations most relevant to you. High-caliber speakers from both inside and outside the healthcare industry will inspire you to think through the challenges your organization is facing to create improvements across your system through the pandemic and beyond.
Apr 20-30: NAACOS Spring Conference
The National Association of ACOs Spring 2021 Virtual Conference will feature leading ACO experts and CMS officials sharing timely and essential information for ACOs. Attendees include clinical leaders of ACOs, ACO admins, executives considering the ACO model, CMS officials, private payers, and industry partners.
Apr 26-29: ELEVATE PX
ELEVATE PX’s online event brings together healthcare professionals focused on elevating the human experience in healthcare. You’ll also learn about using technology to improve the patient experience as well as to track positive patient communications as well as grievances.
May 11-12: HCSRN Conference
The Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) Conference is the nation’s preeminent gathering for researchers based in real-world health care systems and collaborators in academic health systems, funding agencies, and patient-partner communities. The conference offers a diverse slate of content, showcasing rigorous, relevant research on important conditions affecting millions of patients.
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
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
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.
Summer 2021 Digital Health Conferences
Jun 1-19: ATA2021 Annual Conference & Expo
This years conference by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is titled Telehealth: Enabling Flexible, Inclusive and Contemporary Care Delivery. The event will build upon lessons learned and identify the challenges and opportunities of today’s new realities. The conference aims to cement the gains made to establish telehealth as a care modality in a modernized healthcare system.
Jun 8-10: World Health Care Congress
WHCC21 (virtual) brings together executives from payer, provider, purchaser, government, and pharma organizations. Attendees will discuss how to innovate, disrupt the status quo, and move the needle on quality, affordability, and access in a pandemic environment and beyond.
Jun 9-10: DirectTrust Summit
This is a virtual healthcare interoperability event hosted by DirectTrust. Learn from some of the nation’s great healthcare and interoperability experts and connect with peers working on healthcare interoperability.
Jun 23-25: ACO Summit
Washington, D.C. (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
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 / Virtual (Hybrid)
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 21
Las Vegas, NV / Virtual (Hybrid)
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
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.
Fall 2021 Digital Health Conferences
Sep 20-22: AHIMA21
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) educates health information professionals to ensure the patient stays connected to their data throughout the healthcare process. Their 2021 Conference will be virtual.
Sep 27-29: Medtech Conference
Healthcare executives, investors and innovators creating cutting edge products are set to gather for the Medtech conference. It’s typically a good mix of private and startup companies, investors, strategic partners and service providers all under the same roof. Anyone who needs more insight into the business of medical technology will benefit from attending Medtech.
Sep 28 – Oct 1: LIFE ITSELF
San Diego, CA
LIFE ITSELF features extraordinary thinkers intersecting health & medicine — from research, technology, government, entertainment & business. Hosted by one of the people who co-created TEDMED, it seems to be filling a niche left by that event which is currently taking a break.
Oct 6-8: NAACOS Fall Conference
The National Association of ACOs Fall Conference will feature leading ACO experts and CMS officials sharing timely and essential information for ACOs. Attendees include clinical leaders of ACOs, ACO admins, executives considering the ACO model, CMS officials, private payers, and industry partners.
Oct 17-20: HLTH 2021
HLTH (pronounced “health”) is the leading platform bringing together the entire health ecosystem, focused on health innovation and transformation. From unparalleled events with industry-leading speakers to inspirational digital content and mission-driven initiatives, HLTH creates a unique marketplace for the health community leading the dialogue and development of a new health ecosystem.
Oct 20-Nov 3: AMIA Annual Symposium
San Diego, CA
The AMIA Annual Symposium showcases the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners. The event builds on more than 40 years of sharing research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health.