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2020 Annual Partnership Conference

The Indian Health Service is postponing the 2020 Annual Partnership Conference due to the ongoing threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The IHS priority is to the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, our staff, our tribal and urban partners, and exhibitors. During this pandemic, we must focus our efforts on the prevention and spread of the coronavirus within the communities that we serve. Ultimately, the health and safety of Indian Country remains our top priority.

As we work to secure alternate dates for the Annual Partnership Conference into 2021, we will keep you informed and continue to plan for another informative conference when we may come together again.

Please cancel your reservations.
  • Hotel – Please contact the hotel toll-free reservations center directly at (713) 654-1777 to cancel your room reservations. The hotel will not automatically cancel room reservations. It is the individual attendee's responsibility to ensure cancellation of hotel room reservations or risk liability of being charged by the hotel.
  • Travel reservations – Travelers will need to ensure any other travel arrangements or reservations made on their behalf, such as airline tickets, rental cars, etc., are cancelled.

We thank you for your continued dedication to the IHS mission during this ongoing pandemic and look forward to enhancing our mission response throughout our health system as we continue to strive to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level, ensuring we have healthy communities and quality health care systems through strong partnerships and culturally responsive practices.

If you have any questions, please contact IHSPartnershipConference@ihs.gov.

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.