Austin HIMSS Spring Newsletter- Spring and Scholarships

Spring has sprung in Austin and acitivity at Austin HIMSS is also in bloom!

Our national organiation is a caused-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to "better health through information and technology." At the local level, we strive to bring together technology vendors and the healthcare entities we serve for communicaiton, collaboration and community. 

Lunch & Learn!

Nothing examplifies this sprit of the Austin health IT community like our monthly Lunhc & Learn programs. We have made changes reently to make these events even better. Tables are now set cafeteria style to give our members more opportunity to network and socialize. From the response last month, you all seemed to enjoy the new layout! Please let us know anything more we can do to improve these monthly programs, including nominating your favoriate speaker or topic!

Recent speakers include Nathan W Tierney from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who spoke about how his organization leverages analytics to drive better patient outcomes . As Nathan said, "Value Management is a fundamentally new approach to health care delivery. It emphasizes maximizing value by achieving the best health outcomes at the lowest cost based on a patient's condition. This approach was defined by healthcare subject matter experts and is supported by leading healthcare organizations around the world."

See our event calendar for upcoming events:

HIMSS Regional Conference

Another big event happening this week is the 2018 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference, held April 26-27, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. This is the 10th year for this regional conference that brings together over 700 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the state of Texas that focus on innovations, opportunities, and progressive solutions. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products, and powerful networking opportunities are hallmarks of this Texas conference. I hope you plan to attend!

If you haven't yet registered, do so here:

Scholarship Opportunity

Austin HIMSS is thrilled to be able to award 6 scholarships this year for student members in, or entering, health IT programs in the area. Applications are due April 1st and will be awarded in our June Lunch & Learn program. Time is running out! Please share the opportunity with area students to foster the future of our health IT community.

Please email for detail:  

Thank you as always to the entire Austin HIMSS membership and our 2017-2018 board. Let's continue to make this a great year for Austin HIMSS.


Kristin Norton, PhD

President, Austin HIMSS