Modio’s Insider’s Guide to Navigating Health Tech Conferences

The digital health space is buzzing with conferences all year round, each offering valuable insights and networking opportunities. Deciding which ones are worth your time and investment can be tough. From our experience navigating the health tech conference scene for nearly a decade, a few stand out for practice managers and credentialing teams. 

Offering great networking opportunities and the chance to build meaningful connections, here are our top five picks:

1. National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)

NAMSS focuses on the professional development and recognition of professionals in medical staff and credentialing services. This conference is essential for staying updated on changes and regulations in provider credentialing. Highlights include compelling keynote speakers, interactions with innovative vendors, and networking with more than 1,800 medical service professionals. Take a look at Modio’s recap from last year here

  • Upcoming Meeting: September 29–October 2, 2024, Denver, Colorado
  • Cost: TBD (check back for updates)
  • Benefits: Earn 32 CE credits and connect with industry experts


HIMSS is one of the oldest and largest digital health conferences, attracting healthcare trailblazers from around the world. It’s heavy on networking, with more than 30,000 attendees, including major technology companies, CIOs, and IT professionals. Key focus areas include health equity, AI, digital health transformation, and cybersecurity. The conference features numerous keynotes, interactive events, and educational sessions.

  • Upcoming Meeting: March 3–6, 2025, Las Vegas
  • Cost: Pricing varies (check for updates)
  • Benefits: Extensive networking opportunities and CE credits


HLTH is rapidly gaining popularity in digital health, attracting providers, payers, investors, startups, and more. With more than 12,000 attendees, it offers numerous networking opportunities, startup pitch presentations, and meetings with key solutions providers. Compared to the HIMSS focus on big healthcare IT, this event includes more on startups, consumer wellness, and the pharmaceutical industry. 

  • Upcoming Meeting: October 20–23, 2024, Las Vegas
  • Cost: $2,495
  • Benefits: Diverse sessions and significant networking opportunities

4. ViVE

ViVE is known for its fresh, innovative approach, merging the leadership of CHIME and the marketplace of HLTH in a rebranded conference that is designed to be a West Coast competitor to HIMSS. This conference focuses on digital health transformation and business innovation, bringing together C-suite executives, senior digital health leaders, startups, and patient advocates. It emphasizes curated matchmaking and progressive programming.

  • Upcoming Meeting: February 16–19, 2025, Nashville
  • Cost: Early-bird rate $1,995 (prices increase over time)
  • Benefits: Networking, market insights, and maximizing ROI

5. Becker’s Annual Meeting

Becker’s Annual Meeting focuses on the biggest issues facing healthcare leaders and executives (i.e., burnout, AI, security), offering exclusive insights and impactful conversations. The agenda includes discussions led by hundreds of elite hospital and health system speakers.

  • Upcoming Meeting: April 28–May 1, 2025, Chicago
  • Cost: Contact directly for registration cost
  • Benefits: Insight into C-suite discussions and actionable strategies to improve your organization

6. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

MGMA is crucial for credentialing professionals leading medical practices. It focuses on data, people, insights, and advocacy, supporting innovation and meaningful change in healthcare. MGMA hosts four annual conferences, each with a different focus.

Are there any conferences you’re excited about this year? Did we miss one that should be on everyone’s radar? Share your thoughts in the comments below! We can’t wait to connect with some of you at NAMMS this fall. See you there!

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