A HIMSS update on HIMSS20 and COVID-19 says that an expert panel of medical professionals will provide recommendations for its conference planning. Those experts will “further advise our evidence-based decision-making and to ensure the safety of the healthcare community currently planning to assemble in Florida for HIMSS20.”
Meanwhile, HIMSS announced that President Trump has been invited to speak at the conference, with further details following later today. A White House reporter says the President is planning to attend and time slot of Monday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. has been rumored. That’s the pre-conference day, with the only scheduled all-attendee event being the opening reception at 5:30.
Health IT regulations have been published immediately before or during previous HIMSS conferences, leading to speculation that announcements will be made that week about the proposed interoperability rules of HHS/ONC.