May 2016 Austin HIMSS Newsletter
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 topic was "The future of work". His summary and predictions of what the workforce and particularly the US healthcare workforce will look like in the coming generation was shocking. Example: Currently the fastest growing segment of the workforce are in the late baby boomer generation and the smallest are recent college graduates. The employment dynamics of the previous 30 years will look nothing like the next 30 years. I’d like to invite you to view his presentation that will be posted on our chapter website this week.
The second event last week was the Texas HIMSS regional conference in Houston. Approximately 700 healthcare IT professionals attended the event. Aside from the fantastic group of speakers from local and national organizations, there was plenty of time for networking in between events. I believe that connecting with peers in the industry is just as important as the knowledge gained in the educations sessions and vendor discussions. I'm already looking forward to next year's regional event which will be held in San Antonio.
Lastly, the 2016-17 Austin HIMSS Board elections will take place this week. We were able to find some great Austin Board volunteers at the regional event who are excited to join the board next year. Look for the voting email to arrive in your email in the coming week.
All the best,
-Doug Burkott, FHIMSS
President, Austin HIMSS Chapter
Upcoming Education & Networking Events > >
Austin HIMSS Chapter June Lunch and Learn - June 14th
To register for this event CLICK HERE
PLEASE RSVP by clicking on the link above or button below by MIDNIGHT on June 9th 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!
Upcoming Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Events
Session: Informed Choices: Taking the Guesswork out of Technology Procurement
Presenter: Julie Rennecker, PhD, BSN, Founder of The Management Doc, LLC
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!
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!