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As concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus) rapidly increase throughout the United States, the spread of the coronavirus has raised concerns about attending upcoming events, such as the Indian Health Service Annual Partnership Conference scheduled for mid-July.

At this time, the Partnership Conference is still over 4 months away and is currently scheduled to proceed as planned as we remain mindful of current travel related restrictions within your local areas.

We will actively and consistently communicate the status of the Partnership Conference as we work through this pandemic. We understand the seriousness of the coronavirus to vulnerable populations, while also recognizing the importance and benefits of this conference. If there are any changes, we will communicate those to you in a timely manner.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we must be vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of infections within the communities that we serve. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as with other public health partners, to respond to this pandemic. Ultimately, the health and safety within Indian Country is our top priority.

We thank you for your continued dedication to the IHS mission during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 IHS Partnership Conference

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Resource Access and Partnerships and Office of Information Technology invite you to attend the 2020 IHS Partnership Conference on July 21-23, 2020, in Houston, Texas.

2019 Conference Photo

Conference Objective

The conference objective is to advance attendees’ understanding of their role in the provision of healthcare, and how they support today’s Indian Health system and the role of Information Technology (IT) and Health IT in delivering quality healthcare and managing resources efficiently.

This three day event provides valuable information for Federal, Tribal and Urban healthcare administrators, managers and front-line staff who work in the areas of IT, Health IT, Business Office, Financial Management, Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Programs and Health Information Management Departments.

You will learn valuable information from expert speakers in sessions related to Health Information Management, Meaningful Use, IT, Health IT, Cybersecurity, Capital Planning and Investment Control, Privacy, Records Management, Third Party Billing, Collections, Revenue Management, Purchased/Referred Care, the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund and much more.


If you have questions regarding conference logistics, please send an email to jennifer.gillissen@kauffmaninc.com.

If you have questions regarding the agenda or conference topics, please send an email to IHSPartnershipConference@ihs.gov.