If you have a foot in the healthcare industry, then you know informatics is a huge deal right now. And it means health IT has become a focus for healthcare facilities across the country as electronic medical records and informatics become the standard. At the Medical Informatics World Conference, you'll hear from industry leaders, technology vendors, senior-level executives, academic researchers and scientists on topics like big data, patient engagement and predictive analytics. The conference takes place in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center from April 4 to 5. Registration fee is $1,499 until January 15, 2016 when the rate starts to go up as the event gets closer. If you wait until the last minute, registration costs $1,999 after February 19, 2016. Those working in academics, government, hospital & health systems and health plans can get a discounted rate starting at $749.