January 2016 Newsletter: VA HIMSS & VA PMI Health Care PM Opportunity, 10th Annual Advocacy Day and MidAtlantic Networking Reception at HIMSS16

January 2016 Newsletter

In this issue:

VA HIMSS & VA PMI Health Care Project Management Education Opportunity Winter 2016

VA HIMSS 10th Annual Advocacy Day

Mid Atlantic Networking Reception at HIMSS16

 VA HIMSS & VA PMI Health Care Project Management Education Opportunity Winter 2016


Don't miss your opportunity!!

In the fall of 2015, the Virginia Chapter of HIMSS (VA HIMSS) embarked on a very exciting Project Management Special Interest Group (SIG) in partnership with the Project Management Institute’s VA Chapters (PMI).
The Project Management SIG allowed participants collaboration and professional development related to project management in the healthcare industry.

The lack of professionals in the Health and Information Management and Information Technology to perform the increasing amount of work related to the expansion of size and consolidation of the number of Health Care systems is a problem acutely felt by Chief Information Officers of medical practices. Often neither group knows the related and constraining policies, some federal and some that vary by state, nor how to budget for a proper IT implementation in a facility.

VA HIMSS and the VA PMI Chapters collaborated and are OFFERING A SOLUTION! YOU CAN BE PART OF THE ANSWER! Upon completion, attendees earn PMI PDUs, HIMSS CEUs and a certificate of completion.

Our class will be a dual track education session. The first track will be tailored to provide Healthcare content to Project Managers (cohort 1), and the second track will provide Project Management content for healthcare practitioners (cohort 2).

Participants must become members of both VA Chapter of HIMSS and one of the VA PMI Chapters. This is required to access online course materials.


Healthcare Content for Information Technology Project Managers (ITPM) - Cohort 1

IT PM Practitioners will learn a summary of:
• Patient Workflow
• Clinician Workflow
• Federal Policy
• Virginia State Policy

IT PM Content for Healthcare Practitioners - Cohort 2

Healthcare practitioners will learn a summary of:
• IT Lifecycle (requirements, design, development, implementation/cutover, maintenance)
• Project Planning: scope, schedule, budget, risk
• Transition Planning
• Budgeting/Costing of the IT Implementation

Northern VA:
Host: TBD
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Hampton Roads:
Host: Norfolk Dept. of Public Health
830 Southampton Ave.
Norfolk VA 23510
Host: Virginia Department of Health, 3rd floor
Wednesday Nights, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Classes begin February 17, 2016 - April 5, 2016
*NO CLASS MARCH 3rd, Hope to see you in VEGAS at HIMSS16!

Hampton Roads PMI Contact:
Stephen J. Matney, PHM, CES, CEM, PMP
President, PMI Hampton Roads Chapter
Post Office Box 62432
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
Email Steve Matney
(757) 573-4585 (Cellular)

Central VA/ Richmond:
Host: Impact Makers
1707 Summit Avenue, Suite 201
Richmond, Virginia 23230
(804) 774-2600
Wednesday Nights, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Classes begin February 17, 2016 - April 13, 2016
*NO CLASS MARCH 3rd, Hope to see you in VEGAS at HIMSS16!

Contact regarding Central VA venue and specifics:
Matt Curtin
President, VA Chapter of HIMSS
Email Matt Curtin

Southwestern VA/ Roanoke:
Host: Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Rooms 617 and 618, 6th floor
101 Elm Avenue, S.E.
Roanoke, VA 24013
Wednesday Nights, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
*NO CLASS MARCH 3rd, Hope to see you in VEGAS at HIMSS16!

Contacts regarding SWVA/Roanoke venue and specifics:
Primary contact: Kirk Olinger
c: 540.537.9259 Email Kirk Olinger or
Ragan Farris Email Ragan Farris



VA HIMSS 10th Annual Advocacy Day


 REGISTER TODAY for VA HIMSS 10th Annual Advocacy Day

The HIMSS Virginia Chapter is honored to offer this full-day, complimentary, educational event.  Please plan to attend 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Monday, January 28, 2016 in Richmond, VA. We will begin serving a continental breakfast at 9 AM, the speakers will begin at 10 AM.


Stay tuned for updates to the agenda regarding speakers and topics.
Admission is COMPLIMENTARY; however, we do not have unlimited capacity. Registration IS required. The last several years we have hit capacity and had to activate a "wait list". DON'T DELAY, REGISTER TODAY!


 Mid Atlantic Networking Reception at HIMSS16 

REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited!


HIMSS Chapter members from  Maryland,  Virginia, and West Virginia will gather at the Nuance Booth on the exhibit floor (#2621) to enjoy a few hours of networking with peers & meeting new people while enjoying cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres.


This is a wonderful opportunity to meet peers from your chapter and neighboring chapters. All members and non-members of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia HIMSS chapters are invited to register.

We have sold out the last few years, so don't delay!

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for HIMSS16