September 2015 Austin HIMSS Newsletter

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Austin HIMSS Chapter Happy Hour - September 29th

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen

Dear HIMSS Chapter Members,
Please join us for our quarterly happy hour at The Grove downtown on September 29th, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Delicious complimentary appetizers will be served on the patio. Please come mix and mingle and share your HIT stories. No need to RSVP.
Address: The Grove, 800 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Cheers and see you there!
Emma and the Austin HIMSS Board

HealthTech ATX - October 7th

HIMSS members can use the INNO99 discount code for 20% off.  See the link below for details:


Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Event - October 13th

October 13, 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.
***If you registered for Dr. Clay Johnston's presentation, he needed to reschedule it. Dr. Johnston's session will now be on January 12, 2016.


Lunch and Learn Webcast Information

If you would like to join our meetings LIVE, CLICK HERE or join at the following web address:

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 meeting on "hold", it could play music and ruin the webcast for all others, or allow background noise.

WAVE 2015 - October 15th - 16th

Save the Date for WAVE 2015 – ESO’s National User Group and Conference!

Are you using the data to power your organization? At WAVE, we will transform your data into information that can be used to better drive your organization, and together, lead the way in the data powered movement.

  • Meet the next generation of ePCR – ESO EMR
  • Hear industry thought leaders discuss the future on EMS
  • Hear from users how ESO improves their day-to-day functions
  • Mingle with ESO staff and dive deep into our products
  • Network with colleagues from around the country

Attendee Registration Only $249

Register Now

Upcoming Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn Events > >


Session: Medicaid Super-Utilizers: 1% of Members = 25% of Costs, Opportunities for Improvement

Presenter: James A. Cooley, Healthcare Quality Analytics, Research and Coordination Support,    Health Policy & Clinical Services, Health & Human Services Commission, State of Texas

When: Tuesday, October 13th 


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


  • Mike Minks - Seton
  • John Mason - Hill Country Memorial
  • Bill Phillips - University Health

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 

News and Announcements > >

The Austin HIMSS Chapter is seeking one more volunteer to help with completing the annual standards review. You will review last year's finances in order to complete the financial section of the annual standards review. The commitment is roughly one hour and will need to be completed by October 23rd or sooner. 
Please contact Jake Bilich at if interested. The chapter greatly appreciates your assistance and support!

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 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.

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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