Keynote Speaker

Portrait of Daniel Gallahan, the Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer Biology at the National Cancer Institute.

Dan Gallahan, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Dan Gallahan is Deputy Director of the Division of Cancer ...

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Carla Smith, MA, CNM

Carla Smith, MA, CNM

Executive Director, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), North America

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Arthur Toga, PhD

Director, Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, University of Southern California Arthur Toga, PhD, is Director, USC Mark and ...

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Matt Pipke, B.Sc., J.D.

Chief Technology Officer, PhysIQ Inc. Matt Pipke is Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at PhysIQ Inc., located in Chicago, where he ...

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  • Data Competition is out! Please follow the link to find out details.
  • HIMSS is partnering with IEEE BHI2017 for the first time, and provides discount rate for BHI2017 attendees. Please follow the registration link to find out details.

BHI 2017

Advancing health informatics is identified as a grand challenge for the 21st century by the National Academy of Engineering. The theme of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) flagship conference International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) is “Informatics for smart, precision and preventive medicine”. BHI2017 is co-located with annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA during Feb. 16-19, 2017.

Deadlines and Extension:

  • Late-Breaking 1-Page Abstract Submission Deadline – Jan. 12th, 2016
  • Data Competition Registration Deadline – Feb. 15th, 2017
  • Data Competition Presentations – Feb. 17th – 18th, 2017
  • Data Competition Awards Announcement – Feb. 18th, 2017

Great Benefit (EMBS-HIMSS Partnership):

Want to register for BHI 2017?

For BHI 2017, we are making a one time exception for Authors that if you register and your paper is NOT accepted, we will refund your registration, if requested, by January 9th, 2017.
As a reminder, if you are interested in registering for the HIMSS discount, please send Janice Sandler @ an email with your BHI registration confirmation number and I will supply you with the discount code.  The HIMSS Discount rate of $245 is available  between the dates of December 6th, 2016 – January 23rd, 2017.


BHI-2017 welcomes original unpublished submissions by researchers, clinicians, and industrial partners from the biomedical, life sciences, medical, and industrial communities in topics such as:

  • Big data analytics for health care
  • Wearable, implantable devices, printable/ flexible bioelectronics and 3D printing
  • Body sensor networks
  • Context awareness, multi-sensor data fusion
  • Data inference, mining, and trend analysis
  • Quality of service, trust, security, and light-weight communication protocols
  • Sensor-based mHealth App
  • Medical image processing and visualization
  • Content-based image retrieval
  • Teleradiology
  • Augmented reality
  • Cognitive computing for healthcare delivery and disease management
  • Data breach prevention and security
  • E-commerce solutions for healthcare
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine
  • Health data acquisition, transmission, management and visualization
  • Information technologies for healthcare delivery and management
  • Healthcare communication networks
  • Knowledge discovery and decision support
  • Translational bioinformatics
  • Outcomes research applications
  • Public health management solutions
  • Informatics for chronic disease management
  • Formalism for healthcare modeling and informatics solutions
  • Platforms/solutions for precision medicine
  • Healthcare modeling and simulation
  • Algorithms for Natural language processing and clinical pattern recognitions
  • Health information systems and convergence of health

Selected papers will be invited to submit to a Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) and another special issue of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (CMIG).

As a reminder – HIMSS  is pleased to offer the following discounted registration rate to BHI 2017 Academic Attendees.

Pricing Schedule

December 6th, 2016 – January 23rd, 2017
After January 23rd, 2017

To qualify for this discount, you must be registered for BHI 2017 first.  Once registered, you will be sent, via email, the HIMSS discount code.


J-BHI Special Issue

Selected papers will be invited to submit to a Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI).


BHI2017 Key Dates

  • Nov 14th, 2016 Special Session and Workshop Submission
  • Nov 28th, 2016 Special Session and Workshop Notification
  • Nov 29th, 2016 4-Page Full Paper Submission
  • Dec 5th, 2016 HIMSS Academic Registration Discount ($145) for BHI Attendees
  • Dec 15th, 2016 1-Page Abstract Submission
  • Dec 30th, 2016 1-Page Abstract Notification
  • Jan 5th, 2017 4-Page Full Paper Notification
  • Jan 12th, 2017 1-Page Late-Breaking Submission
  • Jan. 15th, 2017 1-Page Late-Breaking Notification