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AWS for Healthcare at HIMSS23

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The AWS for Healthcare Team is heading to Chicago for the upcoming HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition 2023 event, April 17-21. We are looking forward to engaging with industry leaders and discussing how we can help them deliver on their mission to deliver better patient outcomes for the communities they serve.

AWS will showcase the most secure and reliable cloud platform and purpose-built solutions that increase the pace of innovation and unlock the value of health data. From migration and modernization to security and compliance, and from integration and interoperability to artificial intelligence and machine learning, AWS will take you on a journey to health innovation. Read on to learn where you can find us:

AWS on the HIMSS23 Show Floor – Booth #2056

Journey to Health Innovation Kiosks

Data Migration: Explore the first step in the journey that is foundational and critical to get right. It involves migrating data, specifically clinical data (think EHRs, PACS) and even -omic data (genomic, etc.) and therapeutic research data. Featured AWS Partner: Dedalus, Change Healthcare and Visage Imaging.

Data Protection: Once that data is migrated to the cloud, customers must ensure that the data is secure and compliant, and always available. This stage focuses on multiple aspects of security, privacy, and compliance, including preventing and mitigating cyber attacks and recovering from disasters. Featured AWS Partner: CrowdStrike and TrendMicro.

Data Unification: After migrating and protecting data, it’s time to unify that data in a way that allows for true interoperability and the effective analysis of data to drive insights that make a difference, from speeding diagnoses to addressing care gaps and from increasing efficiencies to driving down costs. Featured AWS Partners: GE Healthcare and Infor.

Innovation: Once customers have migrated data, protected that data, and unified that data, they can now start to innovate at scale as technology continues to evolve. Customers can now add conversational intelligence to standard provider visits, use AI and ML to find efficiencies in research and development, and even expand remote care and clinical trials to be more inclusive and equitable. Featured AWS Partner: DataBricks and Philips.

AWS Theater

From 10:00 AM on April 18 through 4:00 PM on April 20, the in-booth AWS Theater offers a full schedule of over 40 sessions led by AWS experts and partners.

AWS experts will present on the technical and business benefits of solutions across core health IT, analytics & AI/ML, clinical systems, and patient experience. Featured AWS services and solutions include Epic on AWSMedical Imaging on AWSAmazon Comprehend MedicalAmazon Transcribe MedicalAmazon SageMakerAmazon HealthLakeAmazon Connect, Amazon Chime SDK, and Amazon Alexa.

AWS Partners like 3M, Change Healthcare, Dedalus, GE Healthcare, Hyland Software, NextGen, Philips, and Pariveda will present and demonstrate technical expertise and customer success in building solutions on AWS. Drop in to learn about solutions running on AWS across EHR, virtual care, interoperability, population health, and more.

Ask an Amazonian

Have a specific question or looking to start your cloud journey? Request a meeting with one of our experts. Or, visit the Ask an Amazonian stand in the center of the AWS booth for a drop-in.

AWS speaking engagements at HIMSS23

AWS for Healthcare is featuring multiple AWS Leaders in HIMSS sessions outlined below. You can find the full event agenda here, and add the below sessions to your calendar.

Executive Summit – Advancing health equity through powerful technology solutions
Monday, April 17 at 10:20 AM | Marriott Marquis, Level 4 | Grand Horizon Ballroom
AWS speaker: Rowland Illing, CMO & Director, Intl Government Health, AWS

HIMSS Connect – How AWS empowers sustainability in healthcare
Tuesday, April 18 at 2:45 PM | North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | HIMSS Connect
AWS speaker: Rowland Illing, CMO & Director, Intl Government Health, AWS

Views from the top (VFTT) – Integrate and derive insights from multi-modal health data
Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 AM | South Building, Level 1 – S100 B
AWS speaker: Tehsin Syed, General Manager, Health AI, AWS

Townhall Discussion – Public-Private Data Modernization for 21st-Century Health Transformation
Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 AM | South Building, Level 1 – S100 C
AWS speaker: Jim Daniel, Public Health Lead, State and Local Government, AWS

AWS Marketplace panel – Healthcare Innovation with AWS Marketplace
Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 PM | West Building, Level 4 | W475
AWS speaker: Paridhi Shrivastava, Sr. Business Development Manager, AWS Marketplace

Interoperability panelAdvancing Interoperability Through Open-Source Simulation Environments
Wednesday April 19 at 4:00 PM | South Building, Level 5 | S504
AWS speaker: Mary-Sara Jones, Sr. Business Development Executive, Health and Human Services Lead, AWS

Brazil Summit – How AI is remodeling Healthcare
Wednesday April 19 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | West Building, Level 1 | Hyde Park A (CC11A)
AWS speaker: Jacson Venâncio de Barros, MSc, PhD, Healthcare Specialist, Brazil Public Sector, AWS

Amazon Pharmacy Keynote

Healthcare Disruption: Accelerated Opportunities for Care Delivery Alternatives
Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 AM | West Building, Level 3 | Skyline Ballroom | W375
Amazon Pharmacy speaker: Vin Gupta, CMO, Amazon Pharmacy, NBC News Medical Analyst

AWS Partner Sponsored Sessions

Pariveda SolutionsUsing machine learning to reduce discharge medication errors
Thursday, April 20 at 2:30 PM | South Building, Level 4 | S401
AWS speaker: Rod Tarrago, MD, Principal Business Development Manager, AWS

KyndrylLeveraging Cloud to Improve Patient and Provider Experience
Tuesday, April 18 at 1:00 PM | West Building, Level 4 | W475
AWS speaker: Jimmy DeLurgio, Global Senior Solutions Architect for EHR, AWS

Infor – Infor FHIR On-Ramp, Connecting Legacy Data to AWS Health Lake
Tuesday, April 18 at 11:15 AM | North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 6009 | Market Debut
AWS speaker: Brian Warwick, Principle Partner Solution Architect, AWS

GE HealthcareThe transformational value of enterprise imaging in the cloud
Tuesday, April 18 at 11:35 AM | GEHC Booth #1712; Innovation Theater
AWS speakers: Rowland Illing, CMO & Director, Intl Government Health and Ash Dhar, Medical Imaging Business Lead, AWS

GE Healthcare – Women in HealthTech
Wednesday, April 19 at 2:15 PM | GEHC Booth #1712; Innovation Theater
AWS speaker: Lyndsey Burton, Physician Executive, AWS

Tata – Cloud 2.0 for Enriching Lives
Thursday, April 20 at 2:45 PM | North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | Booth 7946 | Interoperability Showcase
AWS speaker: Gavin Philips, WW Partner Lead, Life Sciences, AWS

Looking forward to seeing you all of you in Chicago! Visit us at HIMSS 2023, booth #2056 to learn how AWS is driving health innovation or Request a meeting with one of our experts at HIMSS.

To learn how AWS is helping healthcare and life sciences organizations power their journey to personalized health with the most secure and reliable cloud platform and purpose-built health solutions, visit

Monty Zarrouk

Monty Zarrouk

Monty Zarrouk is responsible for healthcare industry marketing at AWS. Prior to joining AWS, Monty has developed and executed GTM plans and led creative product marketing projects from ideation through launch with various data management, analytics and cloud computing technology providers. Monty holds an MBA from McGill University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Kelli Jonakin, Ph.D.

Kelli Jonakin, Ph.D.

Kelli Jonakin is the Worldwide Head of Marketing for Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Genomics Industry verticals at AWS. She comes with a background in pharmaceutical research, with a special focus on development and commercialization of biologics. Kelli received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Systems Biology from the University of Colorado, and received an NIH post-doctoral fellowship grant to study Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.