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Austin - Texas Chapter of HIMSS

Welcome to Austin HIMSS 2017-2018: A New Year for Community and Communication in Health IT

Today we welcome a new Austin HIMSS Board and thank those that volunteered in 2016 - 2017. 

Understanding RTLS and Its Impact on Healthcare

Effectively Control Costs and Manage Assets with Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) Technology While Maintaining High Quality Patient Care

What Are Some of Austin’s Hot Young Health Tech Companies Talking About?

Please join us for the Austin HIMSS annual Lunch and Learn Health Tech Entrepreneurs panel. It's July in Austin so it is appropriate to feature some of Austin's hottest young health tech companies. The discussion promises to be lively and explore such pressing topics as how companies get started, obtain funding and differentiate themselves in the fast paced, highly competitive world of health tech. 

Hello chapter members,

The Austin HIMSS Board met recently and we completed the transition to a new Board, effective July 1st. I'm very pleased with the volunteers who decided to continue their service on the Board as well as new Board members.

Interoperability: Policy and Practice

This armchair chat will feature special guests Karen DeSalvo, MD, former Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

The 2017 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference will be held May 25-26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. This is our 9th year for this exciting conference that brings together over 700 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the state of Texas that focus on new innovations, opportunities and progressive solutions to improve healthcare technology. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking opportunities are hallmarks of this Texas flavored conference.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming May Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th.

Session Title - Transforming Patient Experience with AI

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Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Automating Texas’ Unique Disclosure Requirements - April 11th

We are pleased to announce our upcoming March Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th.

Hello Austin HIMSS Chapter members,
 

Please save the date for our next Austin HIMSS Chapter Networking Event:

March 13th, 5.00pm-8.00pm at the Speak Easy on Congress.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming February Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th.

Session Title - Harnessing the Power of Open Data in Healthcare

Hello Chapter Members,
 

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Austin HIMSS - Attending the national conference?

Hello chapter members

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season.  Both of our events in December were well attended and a lot of fun.  The CIO panel had 120 people in attendance, 20 of whom were guests or new members.  Additionally and despite the cold weather, the holiday social was a great way for members to connect and check out the Seaholm Power Plant occupied by Athenahealth.  A sincere thank you to Athenahealth for co-hosting the social this year.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming January Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10th.

Session Title - MACRA - MIPS: The Table is Set; What Will Be Served?

Session Description:

In 2015, Congress changed how physicians are paid by Medicare. The program started January 1, 2017. But the new Administration and Congress have promised change in healthcare. What may happen? What should we do to prepare? 

Please join us for the HIMSS Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, December 8th, at Athena Health in the Seaholm.

Click Here to Register

Time: 5.30pm-8.00pm

Address:  Athena Health, 800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Parking: Under the building $4/hour, Trader Joe’s validates for 1 hour upon purchase of goods. Also lots of street parking in the area.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming December Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming November Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th.

Impact of Data and Design on Advances in Health & Wellness

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Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn: Using Morphine Equivalency and Analytics to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic - October 11th

We are pleased to announce our upcoming October Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th.

Session Title - Using Morphine Equivalency and Analytics to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

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Hello Chapter Members,

The Austin HIMSS board has been busy familiarizing ourselves with new board members and planning events for the remainder of the year.  We had a great turnout of individuals that wanted to volunteer their time.  If you are interested in volunteering on a committee please let me know.  We have a few committee roles available.

Lunch and Learn

We are pleased to announce our upcoming September Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th.

Session Title - Data Security Risks in the Internet of Everything

Session Description:

We are pleased to announce our upcoming September Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th.

Session Title - Data Security Risks in the Internet of Everything

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Good Morning!

The Austin HIMSS Chapter invites you to a Summer Happy Hour scheduled on Wednesday, June 29th, from 5-7pm at The Grove Downtown. We will be serving a variety of heavy appetizers on the front patio and there will be a cash bar available. Free valet parking will be provided. We hope to see you there! Address: 800 W 6th St #100, Austin, TX 78701.

Hello Chapter Members,

 

Below is the link to the 2016-17 Austin HIMSS Board election slate.  The outgoing Board has done an exceptional job this year serving the chapter and growing our membership.  The incoming slate of Board members represents a large part of our industry that includes hospital/health system, consulting, non-profit and vendor organizations.  Per our chapter by-laws we are required to conduct the election yearly among the entire membership.  Please click the voting ballot link below to submit your vote.

 

Hello Chapter Members,

 

Below is the link to the 2016-17 Austin HIMSS Board election slate.  The outgoing Board has done an exceptional job this year serving the chapter and growing our membership.  The incoming slate of Board members represents a large part of our industry that includes hospital/health system, consulting, non-profit and vendor organizations.  Per our chapter by-laws we are required to conduct the election yearly among the entire membership.  Please click the voting ballot link below to submit your vote.

 

Message from the President Hello chapter members, Last week was filled with events for Austin HIMSS Chapter members. Last Tuesday we heard from David Smith who is the President of Social Care and his...
Message from the President > > Hello Chapter Members, For those of you who made it to the Tuesday lunch & learn I'm sure you were just as impressed with the speaker and the topic as I was...
Message from the President > > Hello chapter members, March was a very busy month for HIMSS. The month began with the annual conference in Las Vegas, NV with over 40,000 attendees representing...
Message from the President > > Hello chapter members, I hope everyone enjoyed our last education event entitled, "Bridging the Data Gap: Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Integration". Our...
Austin HIMSS Chapter Selected as the "HIMSS Chapter of the Year"! HIMSS National announced the 2015 Award and Scholarship Recipients and we are thrilled to report that the Austin HIMSS Chapter has...
Student Liaison Position on the Austin HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors Being Added The Austin HIMSS Chapter understands that the students involved in HIT today are critical for the HIT of tomorrow!...
2016 Education and Networking Events > > Austin HIMSS February Lunch and Learn - February 9th Click Here to register for this event. PLEASE RSVP by clicking on the button above by MIDNIGHT on...
Message from the President > > Hello Chapter Members, December has been an amazing month for the Austin HIMSS chapter. I have the privilege of announcing that our chapter was recently awarded '...
Message from the President > > Hello chapter members, I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday’s presentation by Darrell Woelk, CTO of SocialCare. As evidenced by the attendance (70 including online...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austi n HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Event - November 10th November 10, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:00pm Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austin HIMSS Chapter Happy Hour - September 29th Dear HIMSS Chapter Members, Please join us for our quarterly happy hour at The Grove...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austi n HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Event - September 8th September 8th, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:00pm Thompson Conference Center, 2405...
Message from the Chapter President > > As the newly elected President of the Austin HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors, I am both humbled and excited to have the opportunity to work with...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austin HIMSS Chapter May Lunch and Learn Event - May 12th May 12, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:00pm Thompson Conference Center,2405 Robert Dedman...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austin HIMSS Chapter February Lunch and Learn Event - There is Still Time to Register! February 10, 2015 Thompson Conference Center 2405...
Message from the President As 2014 comes to a close, it is an ideal time for reflection and expressing appreciation to those who have made an impact. On behalf of the Austin Chapter of the Healthcare...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austin HIMSS Chapter December Lunch and Learn Event December 9, 2014 Thompson Conference Center 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austin HIMSS Chapter September Lunch and Learn Event October 14, 2014 Thompson Conference Center 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712...
Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > > Austin HIMSS Chapter September Lunch and Learn Event September 9, 2014 Presenter Dr. Sharif, CMIO Resolute Health System Thompson...