April 2016 Austin HIMSS Newsletter
Message from the President > >
Hello Chapter Members,
2016 Education and Networking Events > >
Austin HIMSS May Lunch and Learn - May 10th
Click Here to register for this event.
PLEASE RSVP by clicking on the link above or button below by MIDNIGHT on May 5th to reserve your meal and seating. If you do not RSVP by the deadline, you may not receive lunch.
To reserve your lunch meal ($15.00 for non-members)
and to ensure we have an accurate head count for
meeting room setup needs, it is important to RSVP.
There is an onsite registration fee of $15.00 for all
late registrants - including members.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
athenahealth Hackathon - April 23rd-24th
athenahealth is hosting a hackathon in Austin on April 23-24th as part of our More Disruption Please (MDP) program! The goal of this event is to bring together smart, forward-thinkers to produce solutions that will disrupt the status quo. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, physician, designer, scientist, patient, or just interested in using your skills to drive a change in health care, then we want you!
We’ll provide you with tools to make your idea a reality, including access to APIs that integrate with athena’s solutions – you bring the innovation and passion! Learn more at mdphackathon.devpost.com and sign up here!
2016 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference - May 12th-13th
The 2016 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference will be held May 12-13, 2016 in Houston, Texas. This is our 8th 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.
Please use the on-line registration tool to reserve your spot today! You can pay online using all major debit/credit cards. All sponsorship options are first come first serve and are going fast! You can also review all the conference details at the event website (http://himssregional.com). Be sure to check out our FAQ section for answers to commonly asked questions.
Upcoming Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Events
Session: The Future of Work in HealthCare
Presenter: David Smith, President, SocialCare
When: May 10th
Session: Informed Choices: Taking the Guesswork out of Technology Procurement
Presenter: Julie Rennecker, PhD, BSN
When: June 14th
Session: An Inside Look at Modern Telemedicine
Presenter: Andy O'Hara, Founder and CEO, Chiron Health
When: July 12th
Session: Enhancing Public Health Practice with HIT
Presenter: Julie Graves, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAFP, Regional Medical Director of Health Services Region 6/5 South, Texas Department of State Health Services
When: August 9th
Session: Mobile and IoT Technology in Healthcare and the Risks to ePHI
Presenter: Chad Kissinger, Founder, OnRamp
When: September 13th
Session: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: Succeeding with Super-Utilizers in Houston
Presenter: Bryan Bolton, Business Development Manager, Primary Care Innovation Center (PCIC)
When: October 11th
Session: Annual CIO/CEO panel
When: December 13th
Ongoing Webinar Series - Texas Health and Human Services
News and Announcements > >
Welcome to the Austin HIMSS Board of Directors Student Liaison
The Austin HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors is proud to announce that the newly added Student Liaison position has been filled...We would like to extend a warm welcome to Megan Anderson!
Nominate your Healthcare Communication Innovation for Seton's The Future of Care: Healthcare Innovation Awards - Nominations Being Accepted
Presented at The Future of Care: Innovation Luncheon
April 27, 2016 at The Four Seasons Austin
hosted by the President’s Council for Dell Seton Medical Center at UT
Communication across healthcare teams and with patients and families is a central challenge to delivering high quality healthcare that puts patients at the center of their own care. How can we connect doctors, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, caregivers, and patients? How can we ensure access to up-to-date patient data? How do we change existing workflows to ensure that potential solutions are adopted in the healthcare system?
Recognition will be for the best innovations that address the communication challenge to improve the patient’s experience with healthcare. Nominations can be for solutions in hardware, software, services, digital health, health policy and law, care delivery, payment…or other areas we’ve not yet imagined! Seton is calling on entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators, investors, and system disrupters to join in. Share your work, or nominate someone you know.
Prizes: Prizes include a one-year mentorship and an invitation to collaborate with clinical teams and leaders at the forefront of redesigning healthcare in the accelerated practice lab that is Dell Seton Medical Center at UT.
Selection Panel: Emma Cartmell • Coleman Fung • Kristi Henderson • Tom Meredith • Mike Millard • Mellie Price
Ruben Rathnasingham • Michelle Skelding • Ingrid Vanderveldt • Steve Warach • Peter Zandan
Nominations can be submitted beginning January 25th. Learn more at seton.net/innovation-awards
Austin HIMSS Membership > >
Renew today! For as little as $39, you support a year's worth of educational programming and networking opportunities with our monthly Lunch an Learns, quarterly Happy Hours, and other special events like our annual CIO Forum with a local chapter membership. We also provide scholarships for Health IT education with your membership dollars. These are a few of the benefits of membership. Please join or renew today!
Sponsorship Opportunities > >
The Austin HIMSS Chapter has revamped its sponsorship program to give even more opportunities and visibility to our chapter sponsors. If you are not a sponsor, but are interested, please reach out to Shannon Vogel, our sponsor chair, to receive information or visit our website. Shannon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin HIMSS Chapter Website > >
For more information about the Austin Chapter of HIMSS and how to join, please visit: http://austin.himsschapter.org. We will continue to expand our online content to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information. Don't forget to bookmark our site and visit our LinkedIn and Facebook sites! Also, look for communications and information on chapter activities from email@example.com.
For questions about Membership contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Sponsorship opportunities contact: email@example.com
We welcome feedback and suggestions!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN OUR CHAPTER!