To all our distinguished speakers and thought leaders, sponsors, and educational partners of the Intelligent Health Association (IHA) and the Intelligent Health Pavilion:
Dear friends and colleagues,
WOW! What an unprecedented event for all of us! The last 72 hours have brought a whirlwind of change and disruption with the cancellation of HIMSS20 for all of us in the global healthcare community.
In keeping with the WHO and CDC’s recommendations, we fully support the HIMSS team’s decision to cancel the conference. While we recognize the great inconvenience to everybody affected, we also support that the threat of the coronavirus has been handled by HIMSS with the utmost attention to health and safety for all participants and the global healthcare ecosystem. The IHA team congratulates the HIMSS team in the way they responded to and handled this crisis.
Over the next few weeks, the Intelligent Health Association will be working closely with HIMSS and your teams to provide as much support as possible in navigating the logistics necessary to return equipment, etc. In addition, HIMSS will be working with you in navigating the overall cancellation process with all of the details that are part of this event. Here is the FAQ from HIMSS mgmt to get you started: https://www.himssconference.org/about/himss20-cancellation-faq
Elli Riley of HIMSS, has asked the IHA / IHP to allow HIMSS about 14 Business Days to work out all details around this cancellation and to also outline plans for 2021.
Our entire team sends our heartfelt thanks to you for your continued involvement and support of the Intelligent Health Association and the Intelligent Health Pavilion. We look forward to working with you again for HIMSS21 and creating an event which will be equal to the incredible one we had planned for this year. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to be at the forefront of introducing incredible health technology developments and opportunities to the world at HIMSS!
Some of you have become aware of several new initiatives that we are launching for 2020 and 2021 including our new Intelligent Health book series in partnership with HIMSS, CRC, Taylor and Francis ( A Div. of Informa) and many contributing authors. We will be providing you with OFFICIAL details as these and other projects launch.
I thank all of you for your TEN years of support and cooperation as we continue to help educate the global health eco-system to adopt new technologies, software, processes, Apps, and Smart Drugs.
Harry P. Pappas, Founder and CEO
Intelligent Health Association