Editor's note

The HIMSS 2017 conference will be held February 19 to 23, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.. SearchHealthIT news writers Kristen Lee and Shaun Sutner and associate editor Tayla Holman will be on-site conducting interviews with health IT professionals and attending educational sessions.

Hot topics on the HIMSS 2017 conference agenda include connected health, cybersecurity, health information exchange and interoperability, and clinical and business intelligence. Also to be discussed at the conference is how the new administration will affect the future of health IT.

Keynote speakers for HIMSS 2017 include former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank fame, IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty, and Ed Rendell, the 45th governor of Pennsylvania.

Follow this guide before, during and after the HIMSS 2017 conference for news, expert interviews and a recap of HIMSS 2016.

1A recap of HIMSS 2016

SearchHealthIT news writers Kristen Lee and Shaun Sutner tackled various aspects of last year's conference, together and separately. In this section, you'll find links to podcasts from their visits to Epic and IBM Watson booths, as well as their post-conference analyses.