May 2015 Austin HIMSS Newsletter

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Austin HIMSS Chapter May Lunch and Learn Event - May 12th

May 12, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

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

Unfortunately, the deadline to reserve a lunch has passed.

You can still attend by registering onsite. There is an onsite

registration fee of $15.00 - including members.




Session: Using Data to Drive Action and Outcomes

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

When: Tuesday, May 12th


Session: The Changing Health Care Landscape

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

When: Tuesday, June 9th


Session: Choosing Wisely

Presenter: Dr. Donald Wesson

When: Tuesday, July 14th


Session: High Alert program

Presenter: Dr. Chris Ziebell, ED Medical Director, Brackenridge

When: Tuesday, August 11th


Session: Post Texas Legislative Session Wrap-up

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

When: Tuesday, September 8th  


Session: TBD

Presenter: Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean, UT Medical School in Austin

When: Tuesday, October 13th 


Session: TBD

Presenter: TBD

When: Tuesday, November 10th


Session: CIO Panel

Presenters: TBD

When: Tuesday, December 8th 

Austin HIMSS Membership> >

Renew today! For as little as $30, 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> >

If you would like visibility with health care stakeholders in the greater Austin area, consider sponsoring the Austin HIMSS Chapter.  It’s only $400 a year.  For more information, contact Shannon Vogel at

News & Announcements > >

2015 HIMSS Annual Conference Texas HIMSS Chapters Reception

The Texas HIMSS chapters held a very successful reception at the national HIMSS conference on Monday, April 13th. The event was held on the exhibit floor at the NetApp booth who sponsored the reception. The event was attended by approximately 200 attendees who feasted on Chicago-themed hors d'oeuvres as well as beer and wine. It was a great opportunity to network and welcome members of the newest Texas chapter, Lubbock.  Austin, DFW, Houston and San Antonio chapters all participated in the event. Thank you to all who participated!

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 welcome feedback and suggestions!

The Austin HIMSS Chapter Board wish you a healthy & prosperous 2015!

 President: Lillian Prince

 Vice President: Jack Walker

 Past President: Emma Cartmell

 Membership: Anne Foley & Kristin Norton

 Communications/Web: Dawn Haberkorn

 Advocacy: Chuck Durant

 Secretary: Joshua Berman

 Treasurer: Jacob Bilich

 Sponsorship: Shannon Vogel

 Programs: James A. Cooley