March 2016 Austin HIMSS Newsletter
Message from the President > >
Hello chapter members,
2016 Education and Networking Events > >
Austin HIMSS April Lunch and Learn - April 12th
Click Here to register for this event.
PLEASE RSVP by clicking on the link above or button below by MIDNIGHT on April 7th 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: High-Precision Predictive Analytics: Case Studies for Providers and Payers
Presenter: Sriram Vishwanath, Ph.D., Professor at UT School of Electrical Engineering
When: April 12th
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 > >
Austin HIMSS Chapter Sponsor Spotlight
Healthcare and Life Sciences are growing into a vastly complex and dynamic industry, requiring a high level of expertise at every level. Luna Health Sciences Solutions (LHSS), a Luna Data Company, specializes in filling the talent gap between Healthcare/Life Sciences and leading edge technology Solutions. LHSS is comprised of an accomplished team of professionals with expertise in Health/Life Sciences and Technology with core competencies in data science, med-tech, bio-tech, and health-tech.
Understanding our client’s challenges and goals helps us to focus on finding the right candidate for their talent acquisition needs. We provide a strategic, customized approach to ensure the delivery of exceptional talent to facilitate project solutions and success.
Luna Data Solutions Company is one of the fastest growing, full spectrum recruiting firms in the country. We support clients of all industry types and complexity. Servicing several staffing models including contract, contract to hire, direct hire, payroll, and retained search services. Luna Data Solutions is comprised of four (4) practices including Government, Technology, Creative and Marketing and Health Sciences.
Founded over 16 years ago in Austin, Texas, Luna Data Solutions has expanded services nationwide, seeking to solve business questions through personnel and consultation answers coast to coast.
Local Contact: John Broadous - Vice President, Business Development
HIMSS Gala Awards Banquet - Austin Chapter of the Year Award!
We were honored to receive the Small Chapter of the Year Award at the HIMSS Awards Gala on Thursday, March 3rd during the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Once again we would like to thank the Austin HIMSS Chapter Board Members and other volunteers who served over the last year for their hard work, participation, support and dedication to our chapter. Congratulations to all who made this possible!
Austin HIMSS Chapter SXSWi Networking Event
Thank you to the 300 people who showed up at our SXSWi networking event, there was a great mix from our local chapter, the Dell Medical School and UKTI. Everyone had a great time networking over British drinks and snacks, feedback was that it was our best event yet! Some of our membership got to meet leading Digital Health companies from the UK and give them advise on how to bring their products to market in the US. Thanks to the Houston Consular General team and UKTI for being such great hosts!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about Membership contact: email@example.com
For questions about Sponsorship opportunities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome feedback and suggestions!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN OUR CHAPTER!