Maryland Chapter Conference and 12th Annual Golf Tournament- 'Charting the Future of Healthcare: Thrive and Advance Through Technology'

April 15 - 16, 2024 | Chapter Event
Turf Valley Resort

MDHIMSS '24 Health + Tech Conference and 12th Annual Golf Tournament

'Charting the Future of Healthcare: Thrive and Advance Through Technology'


Monday, April 15, 2024- Conference

Tuesday, April 16, 2024- Golf Tournament


Turf Valley Resort

2700 Turf Valley Road 

Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Know Before You Go

Check out our Know Before You Go document here.




The Maryland HIMSS Annual Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together healthcare professionals from various sectors. The conference, which spans two days, is known for its rich content and diverse opportunities for learning and networking. In previous years, the conference has been a resounding success, featuring outstanding speakers and topics, and providing representation from most of Maryland’s health system technology departments. The event is set in the beautiful Turf Valley Resort, creating an inviting atmosphere for attendees.

The upcoming conference promises to be no different. Attendees can look forward to a wide range of educational opportunities, including the chance to earn Continuing Education Units. The conference also provides ample networking opportunities, allowing participants to connect with peers and industry leaders. Moreover, the event is a hotbed for innovative ideas, with discussions led by experts in areas such as AI, Cyber Security/Data Tech Risk & Learning, Women in Health IT, Data Analytics, and more. The Maryland HIMSS Annual Conference is not just an event, but a platform for transformation in the healthcare ecosystem.


12th Annual Golf Tournament

The 12th Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, April 16th followed by cocktails and networking at the Turf Valley Resort.


Hotel Accommodations

Visit and enter code 28G4CU. To ensure room availability and quoted rates, reserve your stay before the cutoff date of March 16.


Provider and Student Pricing

Health care provider/student pricing is offered exclusively to full time employees/students registering with a valid employer/academic email address based on the generosity of our sponsors. Employees of non-provider businesses are not eligible for provider/student pricing. Maryland HIMSS reserves the right to confirm eligibility for provider/student pricing. Policy details are on the conference registration page.



See conference agenda here

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Keynote Speaker

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Luis M. Ahumada, PhD, MSCS

Director Health Data Science & Analytics

Founding Director Center for Pediatric Data Science and Analytic Methodology

Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Dr. Ahumada  will kick off the event with his opening keynote address, AI Supercharges Human Digital Twins for Health and Wellness. 

Dr. Ahumada is an accomplished Data Scientist and Technology Innovator. He is the founding Director for the Center for Pediatric Data Science and Analytic Methodology, the Director of Predictive Analytics AI/ML core at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Since first working at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) group as a computer scientist, he worked over a decade at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he successfully helped with the design, development, implementation, and research of data science projects including predictive and classification models using EMR and data Streams.

His primary area of interest is the research and development of practical and novel solutions toward the mining of large datasets, the design of information visualization tools and the development and implementation of predictive models based on electronic health record systems, with the aim to implement practical clinical decision support applications to improve outcomes.

He is the co-founder of two digital health technology companies and has several technology disclosures on his name.


Health Care for the Homeless (HCH)
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HIMSS Maryland is pleased to support Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) as our charity beneficiary during our spring conference and golf tournament. 

HCH works to end homelessness through racially equitable health care, housing, and advocacy. Serving 10,000 neighbors annually, HCH runs three outpatient clinics, a mobile clinic, and an outreach team. 

HCH will raise money and collect needed items both days.

Here is the list of items we will be collecting for their Street Survival Kits. These items make life on the streets just a little more manageable. Place some or all of the following items in a drawstring bag, backpack or gallon-size Ziploc bag:
  • New socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Energy bars/trail mix/dried fruit
  • Gift card for food (Subway, Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's sell $5 cards)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Bar soap in a durable plastic bag
  • Body lotion
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comb
  • Feminine products
  • A note from you-this means a lot!