News & Happenings



March 6, 2017  

What a wonderful time in Miami! Thank you to all of the Providers and Suppliers who joined us for our largest Hospital Supply Chain & Hospital O.R. & Surgical Conference to date.

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Join us at our signature Reverse Expo at one of our upcoming conferences:

2017 Spring Hospital Pharmacy Conference: May 1-3, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

2017 Spring Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference: May 22-24, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

2017 Spring Radiology & Imaging Conference: May 22-24, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

For suppliers, this unique format creates the optimum environment for building relationships with key decision makers from the participating facilities. It also maximizes time – no waiting around the exhibit hall hoping for a provider to visit. For providers, it’s an invaluable opportunity to dialog with industry-leading suppliers, learning about new products and finding real solutions to the challenges they face every day.

The Reverse Expo isn’t the only draw. All scheduled meals are held together along with educational sessions and extensive networking opportunities through hospitality events and receptions that allow you to build relationships with other experts in the industry. It’s not just about exchanging information. It’s about building those all-important relationships. And where you build your best relationships, you’ll build your best business.

January 5, 2017

We're excited to announce Steve Rizzo as the Keynote Speaker for each of our spring conferences!

He will share his Keynote Address: “Motivate This! How to Start Each Day with an Unstoppable Attitude!” 


One of the biggest challenges that people in business and in life face today is staying optimistic and motivated to be at their best for more than just a few days. He is the Attitude Adjuster.

In this entertaining and content-rich program, Steve engages the audience with laughter as he challenges each attendee to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover Increased Productivity, greater Enthusiasm and New Levels of Success; regardless of their circumstances. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches and leave with the same attitude. He’s a personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker, and Best Selling Author. It’s no surprise that he’s been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977. You won’t want to miss this dynamic educational experience!

Want to be a part of the excitement? Register today and join us in Miami, LA, or Atlanta this spring!

2017 Spring Hospital Pharmacy Conference: May 1 – 3 in Los Angeles, CA

2017 Spring Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference: May 22 – 24 in Atlanta, GA

2017 Spring Radiology & Imaging Conference: May 22 – 24 in Atlanta, GA

December 20, 2016

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What an exciting time of the year it is, as the holiday cheer abounds! Before we unwind to spend time with our loved ones, we want to thank all of our customers for being a part of the HCP family and wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to continuing to bring you the best education and networking meetings in the industry in 2017. 

Please note that all company offices will be closed starting Friday, December 23rd. We will reopen Monday, January 2nd. 

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 6, 2016

2016 RSNA Guitar Winner

Congratulations to Mike Krachon at IMEDCO! He participated in our drawing at the 2016 RSNA Conference in Chicago and won the acoustic guitar signed by music artist Darius Rucker.

Our team thoroughly enjoyed networking with healthcare professionals and making connections to bring the best in the industry together. There are various types of conferences held each year in the Radiology & Imaging space and each one provides its own unique value. That's why we continue to support RSNA as we understand the value of engaging with a broad spectrum of professionals and companies both nationally and internationally.

We look forward to seeing many of you again soon at our upcoming 2017 Spring Radiology & Imaging Conference in Atlanta in May.

Want to join our “Reverse Expo” and see what everyone is talking about?


November 14, 2016

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Healthcare providers are looking for real solutions to the challenges that face their hospitals. They don’t want to be “sold”, but rather understood. The more suppliers understand these challenges, the better prepared they are to meet their needs. That’s where we come in.

Jason Green, our Chief Sales Officer was recently featured in DOTMED Healthcare Business News magazine to share some insight on the growing success of our signature Reverse Expo.

“The new format allows twice as much networking and relationship building with half as much time spent out of the office. Attendees from both conferences are together for the networking events, such as meals, hospitality suites and dinner and entertainment evenings. But we structure each agenda so each conference is able to maintain dedicated focus on their target audience during most of the education and reverse expo sessions. It’s a new model for us within the last year, but it’s been incredibly successful so far. We are very excited about the potential.”

Read the full article here:

Interested in attending one of our upcoming conferences? Register today and join us this spring!

2017 Spring Hospital Pharmacy Conference: May 1 – 3 in Los Angeles, CA

2017 Spring Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference: May 22 – 24 in Atlanta, GA

2017 Spring Radiology & Imaging Conference: May 22 – 24 in Atlanta, GA

October 3, 2016


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This webinar will examine the nature of cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry, discuss cybersecurity program standards, guidance and frameworks and review key contract terms for vendor agreements.

Karen O'Connor represents organizations in a wide range of industries in a variety of transactions, including business process and technology outsourcing; ASP, SaaS, and hosting arrangements; software licensing; software development; equipment procurement; consulting services; support and maintenance of software and hardware; source code escrow; and other technology- and services-related contracts. 

Ms. O'Connor is a former member of the HIMSS Board of Directors and was one of the first attorneys to achieve Fellow status in HIMSS. She has frequently spoken and written articles about health IT-related topics. Among other honors, Ms. O'Connor was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the specialty of Information Technology Law in each of 2006 through 2016, was selected through a peer review process as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" in each of 2005 through 2016, and is ranked "AV Preeminent" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible Peer Review Rating for professional excellence in legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature of cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry. 
  • Become familiar with cybersecurity program standards, guidance, and frameworks.
  • As one component of an effective cybersecurity program, understand key contract terms to include in vendor agreements. 

Register Now

September 8, 2016


Health Connect Partners, Inc., ( (HCP), announces that  the Pyxis™ Medication and Supply solutions from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) will serve as title sponsor for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Hospital O.R. & Surgical Conferences and Hospital Supply Chain Conferences. Both fall conferences will occur Sept. 19 - 21, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Reunion in Dallas, Texas and the spring conferences will run Feb. 27 - March 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in downtown Miami, Florida.

“BD is an innovative company that is a leader in medication and supply management, and we are pleased this leading global medical technology company will serve as title sponsor for our fall and spring conferences,” said Jason Green, Chief Sales Officer, HCP. “This is the second year the supply chain and surgical conferences will be held at the same time and place because we recognized there are synergies between the two groups. The simultaneous conferences provide our attendees the opportunity to network with key customers and hospital decision makers in both industries which enhances their overall experience and maximizes time away from work.”

The concurrent conferences will share common functions like registration, meals and the keynote speaker. The Reverse Expos, which allows vendors, suppliers and manufacturers to visit booths hosted by hospital executives, will run at different times. This will provide supplier attendees, who are registered for both conferences, up to eight hours to attend both Expos over the course of two and half days.

August 2, 2016

Bob Pavlik Guitar Winner AHRMM16 Congratulations to Robert Pavlik with Prodigo Solutions! He participated in our drawing at the 2016 AHRMM Conference in San Diego and won the acoustic guitar signed by artist Steven Tyler.

Our team thoroughly enjoyed networking with healthcare professionals from across the country  this week. We look forward to seeing many of you again soon at our upcoming 2016 Fall Hospital Supply Chain Conference and our 2016 Fall Hospital O.R. & Surgical Conference, both held September 19 -21 in Dallas, TX.

Our mission is to provide the best in healthcare education and networking so providers learn real solutions and suppliers understand their real needs. We strive to facilitate important connections between providers and suppliers, and look forward to helping you make your next important connection.  It's not just about exchanging information. It's about building those all-important relationships. And where you build your best relationships, you'll build your best business.

For our supplier friends: if you’re interested in meeting with Supply Chain and O.R. & Surgical provider executives, ask us about Dual Registration opportunities to participate in all events occurring on either conference agenda with one super-charged registration.

June 21, 2016

Health IT Security Webinar

Healthcare I.T. professionals are well aware that hackers are now pursuing the vast amount of data in healthcare. The first step to minimizing cybersecurity risks is providing education to foster awareness. If you are a healthcare I.T. executive concerned about cybersecurity threats to your facility, register today 
to join us for a free webinar on June 29th at 11:00 am (CDT).

State of Health I.T. Security - Are You Prepared for the Emerging and Trending Cybersecurity Threats in Healthcare? will be presented by Mac McMillan, FHIMSS.  Mac is CEO and co-founder of CynergisTek, Inc. He chairs the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force and brings nearly 40 years of experience from both government and private sector positions. His presentation will examine top security concerns, drawing from the presenter’s experience helping others manage risk, break down the cybersecurity threats, and leave participants with the knowledge they need to assess and respond to their risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand emerging security trends and concerns for healthcare provider organizations.
  • Discuss recent breach incidents caused by security threats.
  • Describe strategies for mitigating risks associated with the common security issues faced by healthcare provider organizations to better prepare responses to such incidents.
  • Assess your organization’s risk and determine the most appropriate course of action

Register now and mark your calendar to join us at no charge: 11:00 am (CDT) on Wednesday, June 29. We look forward to having you join us!

May 31, 2016

​Keynote Speaker Announced for Fall Conferences

Keynote Speaker Michael Hoffman We're excited to announce Michael Hoffman, CSP 
as the Keynote Speaker for each of our fall conferences! 

Effective training combines the right informational tools with the right amount of motivation. Motivation alone is fleeting, but the right tools without motivation are lifeless. In this powerful keynote presentation, Michael provides both motivation and the right tools, enabling attendees to get results that matter.

With a highly interactive style, he encourages his audience to ignite the tactics and techniques necessary to approach their jobs “on purpose” with an attitude of ownership, and reminds us that business is about people.

“How we approach our customers, both internal and external, will set us apart from all our competition,” Michael explains. “The tornado impacts your attitudes and the quality of your communication when it’s most critical. When the tornado rises, that’s when you need to be a master of the situation. Learning how the tornado of business and life impacts our communication and the skill sets necessary to be an agent of influence can be a game-changer in equipping and igniting your people to be the catalysts of progress.”

Michael is president of Igniting Performance, a Dallas based company that specializes in the skills of sales, customer loyalty and leadership. For more than 20 years Hoffman has thrived not by focusing on motivation, but by balancing motivation with information tools people can use to purposefully approach their jobs with an attitude of ownership and professionalism.

Want to be a part of the excitement? Register today and join us in Dallas or Chicago this fall! 

2016 Fall Hospital Supply Chain Conference: September 19 - 21 in Dallas, TX

2016 Fall Hospital O.R. & Surgical Conference: September 19 - 21 in Dallas, TX

2016 Fall Hospital Pharmacy Conference: October 17 - 19 in Chicago, IL

2016 Fall Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference: October 19 - 21 in Chicago, IL

2016 Fall Radiology & Imaging Conference: October 19 - 21 in Chicago, IL

April 20, 2016

2016 Spring Conferences 

Educational Sessions in Miami, FLIt's been an exciting spring at Health Connect Partners. We kicked off the year in Miami with our 2016 Spring Hospital Supply Chain Conference and our 2016 Hospital O.R. & Surgical Conference. We followed those shows with a week in Atlanta hosting our 2016 Spring Hospital Pharmacy Conference, our 2016 Spring Radiology & Imaging Conference, and our 2016 Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference. All total this spring, we were able to bring together 689 Providers and 1,482 Suppliers. Thanks to each of you for your support!

We received some wonderful feedback about our spring conferences. We wanted to share some with you here, and will have more to come over the next few weeks.

"We are excited to be sponsoring and presenting at these unique conferences that bring together the best minds in the healthcare industry,” said John Drake, Vice President / National Sales Manager at LaSalle Solutions and sponsor of HCP conferences. “As a provider of leasing for equipment of all types, including medical, it is important for us to connect with people in the industries we service to develop successful, meaningful relationships. We look forward to presenting how our products and solutions help deliver the best possible services to our customers.” Read their full review here!

Reverse Expo in Atlanta, GAOneview Healthcare also shared their insights regarding the Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference and Radiology & Imaging Conference. “Oneview made a lot of new connections, chatted with a lot of great people … and we look forward to expanding our new relationships!” Read their full review here!

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March 1, 2016

Celebrating 10 Years of Bringing Providers and Suppliers Together

2016 is a big year for us at Health Connect Partners: not only are we holding 10 conferences, but we are also celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary! Thanks to each of your for your support over the years. We are excited to see many of you at our spring conferences in Miami and Atlanta, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you for many more years to come.

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