HIMSS Iowa Chapter Fall 2018 Educational Conference

November 7, 12:00pm - November 8, 5:00pm, CST

Event Details

Join us for the HIMSS Iowa Chapter Fall 2018 Educational Conference taking place November 7 and 8 in Des Moines. This annual event provides attendees access to content and networking to enable you to earn CEU credits and build your professional network. Be sure to join this year to learn more about HITRUST Certification, Cyber security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.  Plus, this year’s event will feature a CIO Round Table and Patient Engagement IT discussions. And we will have some fun too!


Event Location
Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50321
Jasper Winery

Join us for dinner November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Historical Salisbury House & Gardens, sponsored by IP Pathways. 

Salsbury House
4025 Tonawanda Dr
Des Moines, IA 50312
Salisbury House & Gardens

Non-Members Get a FREE Membership to the Iowa HIMSS Chapter for One Year!

Non-members that register and pay for the Fall 2018 Educational Conference will get a free membership to the Iowa HIMSS Chapter for a period of one-year. A $40 VALUE! With your membership you can participate in local chapter event; chapter updates, networking and education; and member pricing for applicable chapter activities. An Iowa HIMSS Chapter membership is a great tool for industry leaders. Register for the Fall 2018 Educational Conference today!

Bring a Colleague and You Could Win a Prize!

Any attending member that refers a colleague will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card! The attendee just needs to add your name to the referral section when registering. Share the details of this event today with your colleagues!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Registration and Introductions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:  Finding Joy in Your Workplace, Emily K Ward, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Leadership Changing Course, Stephen Steward, Iowa Health Information Network

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Michael Parisi, HITRUST Alliance

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Social Hour | Jasper Winery

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner Reception at Salisbury House & Gardens, Presented by IP Pathways with a special presentation: Cyber Security in Today’s World, Paul Barbosa, Cisco

Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Cyber Immune Defense: HITRUST, A Foundation for an Active Cyber Defense, Ali Pabrai, ecfirst, A HITRUST Authorized Assessor

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: IHA Dimensions Discovery Datalytics, John Richardson, Iowa Hospital Association

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: What Keeps Your CIO Up at Night?, Robert Frieden, Genesis Health Systems

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Relationships in The Workplace, Steve Bergeron, Dale Carnegie Training

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: TBA

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Disaster Recovery Session

4:30 PM: Prize Drawings – Must Be Present to Win!

Featured Speaker: Emily K. Ward 
Finding Joy in Your Workplace

Emily will discuss the effects of burnout, engagement and turnover on workplace joy; review the Institute for Healthcare’s framework for a practical path to nurture and restore joy in healthcare; and discuss and learn leadership strategies to engage staff and foster a culture of accountability

Emily K. Ward, BSN, RN, MBA, CCRN-K, is the Associate Chief Nurse Executive at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Millikin University, her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and is certified as an Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional. She is a member of multiple professional organizations: American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Eastern Iowa Chapter of AACN. In addition, Ms. Ward serves as a state ambassador for AONE. Over the course of her career, she has given numerous local, regional, and national presentations on a variety of leadership topics. Among the awards received, a highlight was being named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses.

Please register today to secure your spot!



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*With registration for this event, non-members will become members of Iowa HIMSS for a one year period

Hotel Reservations
Coming from out of town? We have reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Des Moines Airport. The rate is $144 plus taxes. Click the link below to reserve your room.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Tel: +1-515-285-7777

Anyone who pays registration fees and cannot attend the event may send a substitute. Cancellations prior to November 5th will be refunded the registration fee minus a $25 processing fee. If you do not cancel your registration, then you will be billed the registration fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after November 5th. To cancel or change reservation, please contact Cindy Tipler at cindy@innovatisgroup.com or 615-432-5415.

The HIMSS Iowa Chapter is one of more than 50 regional chapters affiliated with national HIMSS society helping to lead change in the healthcare information and management systems field through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation and community affiliations.