Chapter Website Update
HIMSS will be rolling out a new website platform to all chapters this spring. This new platform is intented to be more user-friendly with fewer steps to do routine tasks. HIMSS staff would like to ensure that chapter boards and webmaster are prepared for this change. HIMSS will host two training sessions tentatively scheduled for late-April and May to better prepare stakeholders for website transition. Both sessions are available to all chapter leaders and will be recorded for all to review as well. Additional information will be available as we move closer to these dates, but send any questions to Chapter Staff.
HIMSS16 Chapter Recap
Thank you for helping to make HIMSS16 a huge success. Thanks to volunteers, HIMSS16 is the number one largest healthcare tradeshow in the U.S. with 42,000 conference attendees this year. HIMSS hopes the chapter leader conference attendees were able to attend some of the fantastic chapter events. During the conference, there were 22 chapter luncheons/receptions and 18 chapters exhibited at the Communities Open House.
HIMSS hosted a Chapter Leader Workshop with 97 attendees from 44 chapters. A special thanks to Curt Schatz, from the New Mexico Chapter, for planning a well-attended president/president elect meet-and-greet at HIMSS Spot.
HIMSS16 Education Session Recordings
Many of the sessions from HIMSS16 will be available to attendees via the HIMSS Learning Center. The official “HIMSS16 Thank You” email will be sent to attendees soon, but some educational sessions are already available at the HIMSS16 website. Sessions are searchable by topic, professional role, type and CE credits available. Some will include supplemental handouts or materials as well (denoted by the download symbol). Check out the recording update for details and specifics.
Veteran’s Journey to HIMSS16
HIMSS strives to connect with the nation’s veteran population, none more evident than the work being done by the Veteran Career Services (VCS) team. Many chapter leaders are well aware of VCS efforts, as 15 chapters sponsored a total of 19 veterans to attend HIMSS16, paying for lodging, meals and travel for the invaluable opportunity to learn and grow professionally in the HIT field.
Chapter Sponsored Veterans at HIMSS16:
- Austin Chapter
- Central & North Florida Chapter
- Central & Southern Ohio Chapter
- Delaware Valley Chapter
- Greater Chicago Chapter (2)
- Indiana Chapter
- Midwest Gateway Chapter
- National Capital Area Chapter
- New Jersey Chapter
- New York Chapter
- Oregon Chapter
- San Antonio Chapter (3)
- Tennessee Chapter
- Virginia Chapter (2)
- West Virginia Chapter
Thank you to all sponsoring chapters. Read the inspirational blog post written by Amy Justice, program manager, veterans career service, titled, “Paying it Froward – A Veteran’s Journey to HIMSS16 too see how these types of contributions impact everyday life.
2016 Chapter Leader Exchange – SAVE THE DATE
HIMSS is currently planning the agenda for the 2016 Chapter Leader Exchange, which will be held in Chicagoland. HIMSS hopes to assemble an event packed with educational, informative and interactive sessions, but are also looking for input on potential topics. Please complete this short survey to share with HIMSS staff the top three topics that are of interest to each chapter, such as resources, training, best practices, etc.
Crowne Plaza O'Hare | 5440 N River Rd | Rosemont, IL
July 12, from 1:00 p.m. to July 13, 3:00 p.m.