December 2014 Austin HIMSS Newsletter

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 Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the board and I would like to thank all of our wonderful members, sponsors, presenters and volunteers who have supported us so generously, allowing us to provide outstanding educational and networking opportunities for the healthcare IT community. With 2014 marking the celebration of our Chapter's 10th year, we look forward to continuing to serve you over the next ten years! 
Thank you again for your participation and we extend our best wishes to all for a meaningful and joyous holiday season!
Lillian C. Prince, PMP, MBA/MA
President: Austin-HIMSS Chapter

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
11:30am - 1:30pm
Online registration for this event is closed. To attend this event, please register onsite.
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We would like to especially thank our CIO Panel Discussion sponsors for making this event possible! We appreciate your support and participation.

To learn more about the services and technologies these companies have to offer, please click on their logos to be directed to their sites or visit our website Sponsor Page for more information. If you would like to sponsor this event or other future sessions, please contact Shannon Vogel at

Austin HIMSS Chapter January Lunch and Learn Event

January 13, 2015

Thompson Conference Center
2405 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, TX 78712

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PLEASE RSVP by clicking on the button below:

To reserve your lunch meal ($15 for non-members)

and to ensure we have an accurate head count for

meeting room setup needs, it is important to RSVP by

January 8th. There is an onsite registration fee of

$15.00 for all late registrants - including members.

We apologize, but if you do not RSVP by the deadline, lunch will not be provided.


2015 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference

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The Texas Chapters of HIMSS will hold a one and a half day educational conference in Austin, Texas on February 18th - 20th, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is “Keep Healthcare Weird Wired”. This is our 7th Annual Regional Conference and we anticipate over 400 healthcare IT professionals to attend. We are also offering an optional pre-conference activity on Wednesday (2/18). We will be visiting the Texas State Capitol to meet with legislative staff promoting the value of investing in Health Information Technology. Afterward, we will hold a networking social in the Exhibit Hall from 6 - 8 pm. We encourage you to get involved and sign up for the office visits! In January, we will be offering orientation webinars that will provide details on the legislative office visits, discuss expectations and offer other helpful tips on how to make these meetings as productive as possible. Watch for these announcements coming soon.

For more information and to register for this event, visit the link below:

2015 Lunch & Learns at a Glance - Save the Dates!


Session: Legislative Preview: What Does the 2015 Session Mean for HIT in Texas?

Presenter: Nora Belcher, Executive Director, Texas e-Health Alliance

When: Tuesday, January 13th


Session: Building Bridges With North Korea: Engaging Through Health Diplomacy

Presenter: Stanford University/Christian Friends of Korea (CFK)

When: Tuesday, February 10th


Session: The Messy Reality of Creating and Operating an ACO

Presenters: Mitch Goldman and Dr. Tate Erlinger, Seton Health Alliance Accountable Care Organization

When: Tuesday, March 10th


Session: Identification and Case Management of ER Super Utilizers

Presenter: Dr. Matha Arun, Medical Director, Community First Health Plan

When: Tuesday, April 14th


Session: Using Data to Drive Action and Outcomes

Presenter: Susan Millea, PhD., Community Systems Analyst, Children's Optimal Health

When: Tuesday, May 15th


Session: The Changing Health Care Landscape

Presenter: Dr. Ken Shine, Special Advisor to the Chancellor, University of Texas System

When: Tuesday, June 9th


Session: Post Texas Legislative Session Wrap-up

Presenter: Tony Gilman, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Health Services Authority

When: Tuesday, September 8th  

News & Announcements > >

Austin HIMSS 10th Anniversary Celebration  

We had a fantastic turnout for our 10th Anniversary bash and appreciate those who were able to join us for the festivities! It was a great opportunity to network, share stories, listen to a wonderful band and enjoy some delicious food. A very special thank you to all who made this event possible and to our members for their continued support and participation. It has been wonderful serving our membership for the last 10 years and we look forward to an amazing next 10 years! To view pictures of the bash, Click Here to visit our Facebook page.

Specialized Program for High Utilizers in One Hospital Network Presented by HHSC

If you missed Dr. Ziebell's webinar presentation on December 2nd, the audio recording and presentation slides have been posted to the quality webpage below:

Austin HIMSS Chapter Website

For more information about the Austin Chapter of HIMSS and how to join, please visit: 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

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We wish you and your families a joyous holiday season!