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by Oracle Cerner
Published on October 3, 2018

Renowned around the world for bringing together first-class speakers, health and care experts, and industry thought leaders, this year’s Cerner Health Conference (CHC) is just around the corner. In case you are still not sure what all the excitement is about, keep on reading.

We’ve reached out to some of our own CHC attendees to find out what their experience has been like in previous years, why they encourage other professionals from the field to attend, and what they are most excited about this year. This is what they answered:

How would you describe the CHC experience?

“I’ve been lucky enough to join the last seven editions of CHC, and one of the words that first pops into my mind when I try to think how to describe it is ‘inspiring’. For one thing, there is so much knowledge shared and so many innovations going on that I think it’s just impossible not to leave CHC encouraged to continue doing what we are doing, and to do it better each day. Also, the opportunity to connect and network with so many amazing and enthusiastic people from different countries and backgrounds and learn about how they are advancing health and care – it shows that what we are achieving by working together with clients and partners is much bigger than we usually realise, and that is truly inspiring.”

Wendy Marshall, director and sales leader, Cerner UK


What do you consider to be the best takeaway for clients attending CHC?

“CHC provides participants with the most up-to-date industry insights and practical learning to help them shape and deliver their digital vision and drive successful change in their organisations. Every year, we are fortunate to welcome clients and prospects who are eager to begin their transformation journeys, as well as others whose projects are well underway and are looking to move on to the next level, which makes it a unique learning and networking experience for everyone involved. If you are attending this year, make sure you work closely with your Cerner contacts to set your objectives and plan before you get there, and after the haze has lifted, have a ‘next steps’ session when you get back home – we’re here to help!”

David Clancy, director and senior client results executive, Cerner Ireland


What would be your advice to fellow professionals attending CHC18?

“From the size of the Solutions Gallery, to the number of Education Sessions running, right through to the intense celebration of The Bash, everything about CHC is immense.  This is a concentrated week of valuable learning and networking to last a year. Figure out what you want to learn and use the app to plan which Education Sessions to attend.  Push yourself to speak to anyone and everyone to find out what they want to learn and the challenges they face in their hospital and country. I have learnt that whilst delivery models differ between countries, we all need the same care and we all share the same goals.  Wear comfortable shoes.  And when all else fails, retreat to the oh-so soft carpet in the Solutions Gallery!”

Terence Cloote, senior client results executive, Cerner UK

What are you looking forward to this year?

“Where to even start? There is so much to be excited about. It’s not every day that we get to see so many clients, Cerner associates and industry leaders from all over the world together, sharing experiences and learning from each other. For me, the magic of CHC is hearing about all the things going on in health and care globally and thinking about the impact that is having on one of the most important things in life: health. You go knowing there is so much yet to do and walk away inspired by how much is being done. When you are passionate about what you do, having the opportunity to spend four days focused on the most relevant health care matters, the industry’s challenges, and discussing ways we could address them, is just priceless.”

Distie Profit, senior director, Marketing and Sales, Cerner Global

To learn more about what CHC18 holds and relive last year’s conference, visit Follow us on Twitter to join the #CHC18 conversation and keep up with the most recent updates, live from Kansas City.

CHC18 in numbers

  • 14,000 attendees from 22 different countries.
  • 500+ non-U.S. participants.
  • 260+ education sessions.
  • 90,000 ft2 Solutions Gallery.