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Blog July 28, 2021

GYANT at the HIMSS 2021 Conference


WHEN: August 9-13, 2021

WHERE: Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV

FIND GYANT: Booth 4049 (see map below)

In-person events are back in 2021 and GYANT will be exhibiting at one of the largest conferences in healthcare – the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference & Exhibition.

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming health systems, HIMSS has more than 100,000 individual and 480 corporate members. This society supports a variety of initiatives with a focus on healthcare innovation, technology in the diagnostic process, and health technology adoption. In line with its stated goals to improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery, the annual HIMSS Conference brings together clinicians, industry leaders, and technology professionals to shape the future of healthcare together. Ultimately, the goal is to shape tomorrow’s medicine and realize the promise of healthcare quality and safety.

What to Expect at HIMSS 2021

HIMSS21 will be the largest on-site healthcare conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s conference programming and keynote speakers will engage attendees on topics across a range of categories, including precision medicine and health, information security, healthcare technologies and applications, and digital health transformation leadership. 

Exhibitors from across the spectrum of healthcare – including suppliers and manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical accessories, and hospital equipment – will showcase hundreds of advanced technology solutions with a focus on clinical decision support, population health management, artificial intelligence, and electronic health records. 

Specialty pavilions at the exhibit floor will feature accelerators, health and medical startups, products, initiatives, and hands on demonstrations. 

HIMSS 2021 will also be offering a full digital schedule running concurrently with the in-person sessions. More on that schedule can be found here.

Conference Sessions and Speakers

HIMSS 2021 brings together healthcare professionals from around the world for five days of collaboration and education. Among the interesting topics to be discussed at the HIMSS Conference are artificial intelligence in healthcare, intelligence operations, and cybersecurity, investing in innovation, and novel approaches to care models.

The keynote speakers will offer presentations on topics of interest to the conference delegation. Notable keynote speakers include three-time Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson, former National Security Director Michael Rogers, and inventor and scientist Gitanjali Rao. A number of GYANT clients and investors, including Intermountain Healthcare, Geisinger, and Avera Health will be speaking through the week. And, Stefan Behrens, co-founder and CEO of GYANT, will be speaking in our booth and available for meetups and discovery sessions in our booth #4049. 

Notable GYANT Customer Sessions

Providing Care Closer to Home

Thursday, August 12 at 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM PDT

Caesars, Forum 131

David Fletcher, Associate Vice President of Telemedicine at Geisinger Health will be speaking about the evolution of its telehealth program and how they leveraged telehealth to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Geisinger’s telehealth program now offers over 70 specialties and connects patients to a local physician, urgent care or primary care clinic, or a regional hospital. 

Virtual Care in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

Wednesday, August 11 at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT

Venetian, Marco Polo 701

Avera Health has been at the forefront of virtual care since the mid-1990s. But with the arrival of COVID-19, the organization was challenged with revisiting their telehealth strategy to reduce virus spread while still providing essential care services to their rural communities. Andrew Burchett, MD, DO, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Avera discusses how his organization undertook a multifaceted approach to safer coronavirus diagnosis and treatment through telehealth, including a COVID-19 hotline, virtual visits, and their hospital-at-home program. 

CIO Perspective Panel: Future of Technology in Healthcare

Monday, August 9 at 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PDT

Wynn, Margaux 1

The healthcare industry is undergoing digital disruptions across the value chain and this disruption is further accelerated and energized by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had increased reliance and adoption of technology in delivering care. Ryan Smith, Vice President & CIO of Intermountain Healthcare, joins a panel with other Healthcare IT leaders to discuss the key IT trends guiding their internal digital transformation initiatives.

Other Notable Sessions

How Has COVID-19 Permanently Changed Healthcare? 

Wednesday, August 11 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Venetian, Veronese 2501

Amy P. Abernethy, an internationally recognized clinical researcher, explores how novel approaches to care delivery during COVID-19 can empower health systems to address patients’ priorities. Joined by panelists Danny Lee, MD, Andrew Mellin, MD, and Keith Shah, Ph.D., Abernethy will discuss how healthcare providers are preparing for future human health hazards.

Keynote: Healthcare Cybersecurity Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Tuesday, August 10 at 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom

Former National Security Agency Director, Admiral Michael Rogers will discuss the role of cybersecurity in minimizing safety risks for healthcare organizations. The panel will look at the main cybersecurity challenges that health systems face and the need for capacity strengthening to minimize exposure and protect patients.

Keynote: A Bias Toward Action – A Young Innovator’s Message

Wednesday, August 11 at 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom

Panelist Gitanjali Rao will discuss the importance of being a role model to inspire attendees. An inventor herself, Gitanjali has developed innovative technology solutions for some of the most important world problems, including opioid addiction, cyberbullying, and contaminated drinking water. At the age of 15, Gitanjali was named Time magazine’s ‘Kid of the Year’ and ‘Top Young Innovator’. 

Networking Opportunities 

In addition to exhibition hours and concurrent education sessions, HIMSS 2021 offers attendees ample opportunities for networking, including collaborator events, Wednesday’s Exhibit Hall Social Hour, the Thursday Night Networking Event, and HIMSS corporate member focus groups. Members can join other attendees in focus groups to exchange ideas and contribute to building the future of healthcare. You can find the full schedule here»


In addition to showcasing our cutting-edge AI-enabled solutions that help transform health systems, GYANT will be demonstrating our digital front door solutions that improve care navigation and utilization and increase engagement at each stage of the patient journey. 

GYANT front door empowers patients to understand what their symptoms could mean and offers recommendations to help them navigate to the right level of care. By enabling users to quickly and efficiently locate a clinic or physician, our AI-powered virtual assistants help remove the barriers that prevent providers and patients from the best possible care experience. 

Stop by our booth #4049 anytime Tuesday, August 10 through Thursday, August 12 and learn why 100% of our clients would buy GYANT again and recommend us according to a recent KLAS Research report

We’d love to hear more about your organization and discuss how GYANT can differentiate your health system, help you leverage your existing investments, and recover revenue.

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