October 2015 Austin HIMSS Newsletter

Upcoming Education & Networking Opportunities > >

Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Event - November 10th

November 10, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, TX 78712
Click Here to register for this event and reserve your lunch. Online registration ends November 5th.


Lunch and Learn Webcast Information

If you would like to join our meetings LIVE, CLICK HERE or join at the following web address: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/918408491

Use VoIP (headset recommended) and please mute your microphone. Or to access by phone dial: 630-869-1020, Access Code: 918-408-491. If Audio PIN is required:  It will be shown after joining the meeting. Meeting ID: 918-408-491. Please do not put this

Austin HIMSS Holiday Social Happy Hour - December 10th

We would like to wish you all a joyous holiday season so please join us for a special Holiday Social Happy Hour at athenahealth Austin on December 10th, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Please come mix and mingle during this festive networking event. Look for registration details and information coming soon!
Address: athenahealth Austin, 800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone:(800) 981-5084


Some of the industry's brightest minds in health IT have addressed monumental issues in health transformation and will be ready to share them with you at the Views from the Top series at HIMSS16. Listen to top thought leaders as they provide perspectives on key health IT topics:

Care Transformation

  • CMIO and CIO: Partners in Optimization and Transformation
  • How Future-Proof HIT Infrastructure Supports Data Sharing


  • Clinical Informatics Leadership: A Profound Discussion
  • Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Lessons Learned for Aspiring Female Executives

Privacy & Security

  • Moving Targets: Assessing the Security of Mobile Devices in Healthcare


  • Applying Cognitive Computing to Population Health
  • The Promise and the Possibilities of Personalized Medicine

Register Here

Ongoing Webinar Series - Texas Health and Human Services

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has an ongoing webinar series covering various quality improvement topics. It is complimentary and open to the public. Topic range from super-utilizer management to value-based payment reform. To get on the webinar invitation list, please email hpcs_quality@hhsc.state.tx.us. Webinar invitations you receive may also be forward to others with interest in the topic covered. A number of past web events may be found by accessing the HHSC Quality website at: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/hhsc_projects/ECI/index.shtml and navigating to the topic sub-pages.

Upcoming Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Events > >


Session: FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources): The Emerging HL7 Data Exchange Standard

Presenter: Darrell Woelk, Chief Data Scientist, SocialCare

When: Tuesday, November 10th


Session: CIO Panel


  • John Mason, CIO, Hill Country Memorial
  • Mike Minks, CIO, Seton
  • Bill Phillips, CMIO, University Health, San Antonio
  • Matt Chambers, CIO, Baylor, Scott & White

When: Tuesday, December 8th 



Session: Health Information is the Key Nutrient Lacking for Ecosystem Transformation

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

When: Tuesday, January 12th 

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 > >

The Austin HIMSS Chapter is revamping 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 austin.sponsorship@himsschapter.org.

Austin HIMSS Chapter September

Sponsor Spotlight

Dell Healthcare Life & Sciences

Austin HIMSS Sponsor since 2009

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. As one of the leading providers of end-to-end IT solutions for healthcare worldwide, Dell helps healthcare organizations to simplify administration; coordinate and manage patient care; transition from episodic care to prevention and wellness management; and ultimately to deliver personalized medicine. Follow @DellHealth on Twitter. Thank you Dell for sponsoring our November Austin Chapter Lunch and Learn!

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 austin.communications@himsschapter.org.

For questions about Membership contact: austin.membership@himsschapter.org

For questions about Sponsorship opportunities contact: austin.sponsorship@himsschapter.org

We welcome feedback and suggestions!