HIT Advocacy Days

January 16, 8:00am - January 17, 5:00pm, CST

Austin, TX

Mark your calendars for January 16 & 17, 2019!

Come and join  fellow healthcare technology professionals as we advocate to create safer and more efficient healthcare systems through the use of technology.. We'll kick off Texas Health IT Day activities on Wednesday evening at the iconic Stephen F. Austin Hotel with a networking social and training. Thursday will include morning visits with Texas legislators and their staff where we will  introduce, educate, and discuss important topics. In the afternoon, we will hear from keynote speakers and will wrap up with panel presentations on key Texas issues.

Join us and participate in talks, walks, calls and planning that include everything from meetings with our legislators to helping with programs and social outreach. We look forward to having you and your colleagues join us for a productive day in our state's capitol.  As a HIT Professional and Texas citizen, your role in Advocacy will be to educate and advocate for critical important issues.  You will not be representing your organization that you are employed, you will be representing HIT Professional across Texas through your Texas HIMSS Chapter.

Topics of critical importance to Texans include:

  • Interoperability
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Virtual Health

Please contact your Texas Chapter Advocacy Leader to learn more and to join our growing group of Advocacy committee members and HIT Day volunteers across Texas.

Austin Advocacy Chair: Sarah Churchill Llamas (sllamas@winstead.com )

DFW VP of Advocacy: A. Lee Lavergne (dfw.advocacy@himsschapter.org )

Houston Advocacy Lead: Joseph Kunisch (Joseph.Kunisch@memorialhermann.org )


Please register for the following activities at https://txhimssadvocacy2019.eventbrite.com

  • Volunteer for Legislative Visits
  • Attend HIT Social Sponsored by Rauland
  • Become a part of the HIT Planning Committee

Hotel Link:   InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel


By being a volunteer for Legislative visit we are asking the following

  1. Sign the Code of Conduct Form
  2. Attend on of Advocacy 30-minute Training Session prior to the event
  3. Be available for the Legislative walkthrough the day of January 17th at the Austin State Capital

By becoming a part of the HIT Planning Committee we are asking the following:

  1. Sign the Code of Conduct Form
  2. Attend on of Advocacy 30-minute Training Session prior to the event
  3. Provide extra time the months of November, December and January preparing for the event
  4. Be available for the Legislative walkthrough the day of January 17th at the Austin State Capital