Maryland HIMSS Chapter announces ONC Principal Deputy as Keynote Speaker for Fall Event

Baltimore, Maryland (September 11, 2017) – The Maryland HIMSS Chapter is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Fall Networking Event will be Ms. Genevieve Morris, Principal Deputy National Coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Ms. Morris will provide an update on the national landscape of Health IT including key initiatives and priorities from ONC.

“Our annual fall event is a wonderful opportunity for current and new members to learn about emerging Health IT topics and take actionable information back to their organizations. Attendees will also enjoy the focus on connecting with and expanding their network of colleagues geared toward professional development,” notes Kathryn A. Whitmore, Vice-President and Chair of the Program Planning committee for the Maryland HIMSS Chapter.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, MD 21029. Networking kicks off the event, followed by a Chapter President address and the Keynote address. Dinner follows with an entertaining medley of live Health IT music performed during dessert by Dr. Ross Martin, Program Director of Research and Transformation at CRISP.

“We are honored to have Ms. Genevieve Morris address our members during our September 27th Annual Networking event. As Principal Deputy for the Office of the National Coordinator, she will bring great perspective and prioritization to efforts in the National Health IT industry back to Maryland,” said Karen Marie Wilding, President of the Maryland HIMSS Chapter and Senior Director of Quality & Value Based Care at UMMS.

The Maryland Chapter of HIMSS is the state-wide, grass-roots group of professionals with a focus on information technology in healthcare; they represent over 1800 clinicians, allied health, government, business and technology professionals.


Early Bird Pricing Ends September 15, 2017
Member - $20
Non-Member - $59

General Pricing Ends September 21, 2017
Member - $40
Non-Member - $79
At the Door Pricing:
Member - $80
Non-Member - $119


To Register:

Ms. Genevieve Morris’ Bio


For more information, contact:
Mark Doore, Communications Chair
Maryland HIMSS, Board of Directors


HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations.

About Maryland HIMSS Chapter
The Maryland Chapter of HIMSS is the state-wide, locally driven group of professionals with a focus on information technology in healthcare. With over 1800 members, the chapter provides several educational events and networking forums annually, while regularly convening important industry discussions with local, state and federal agencies. For the last five years, the Maryland Chapter has received the HIMSS Presidential Level designation for Recognition of Advocacy Award.

About ONC
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.