The conference has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Registration Opening in September!

Celebrating a first-ever collaborative conference between MN HIMSS & Minnesota e-Health Initiative!

This year’s theme, Beyond 20/20 Vision: Create the Change, is focused on working together to see beyond the horizon and consider the steps all of us can take using health information and technology to transform the health of our communities. Building on the success of 18 years of MN-HIMSS spring conferences and 15 Minnesota e-Health Summits, this combined conference will include views from across the entire health ecosystem and state.

Join us in re-imagining health care by sharing your experiences, knowledge and ideas at this exciting event!


About Cris Ross

Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic

Cris Ross

Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic

Christopher Ross is currently the Chief Information Officer of Mayo Clinic. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Clinical Interoperability business for Surescripts. He has 28 years of diverse experience in healthcare, information technology and government. He serves on the Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee, the Markle Foundation Connecting for Health Steering Committee, and previously served on the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and the CDC’s National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. Before Surescripts, Cris most recently was Executive Vice President for Product and Information Services and Chief Information Officer for CVS/MinuteClinic, the pioneer and leader in retail-based healthcare. Cris holds a BS degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Walk-In Counseling Center and Central Presbyterian Church.


About Archelle Georgiou

Physician, Advocate, Advisor and Author

Archelle Georgiou

Physician, Advocate, Advisor and Author

Dr. Archelle Georgiou is a nationally recognized physician, advocate, advisor and author.

She is passionate about using the power of media to educate consumers. Since 2007, she has been an on-air medical expert in Minneapolis-St. Paul, covering more than 900 different topics, from research, technology and clinical care to health insurance and healthcare policy. Currently, she has a weekly news segment and presents regular health specials on KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities. Her appearances on national news programs include Fox Business News, CNN, Good Morning America, and Katie’s Take with Katie Couric.

In February 2017, Archelle’s book, Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need, was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Based on her 20+ years of experience in patient care, managed care, media, and business, Archelle wrote Healthcare Choices to share the CARES model, an approach she developed to teach consumers how to make smart healthcare decisions that balance the best medical options with individual preferences. Archelle earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She and her family live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.




Discover the variety of different sponsorships available! Download the sponsorship prospectus here. Sponsorships are available on a first come, first serve basis.

This year’s event includes keynotes, plenary panels, breakout sessions and poster sessions. The Conference offers ample opportunity for networking with participants and vendors.

Sponsors Will:
  • Position themselves as healthcare leaders
  • Discover emerging trends in the healthcare e-health industry
  • Generate business opportunities with current and prospective partners
  • Showcase current products, services and programs
  • Establish your company & brand
  • Forge new partnerships

For more information or to discuss the opportunities that are best for you, contact Christopher Kohn,, or 952-885-7602.

COVID-19 and the Government IT Symposium

The MN HIMSS & Minnesota e-Health Initiative Conference is proceeding with safety as a top priority. Our planning closely follows the CDC guidelines, local and state public health authorities and US State Department/Federal Government rules related to the COVID-19 virus.  We recognize the situation is fluid and changing daily.


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