Greetings from Incoming Austin HIMSS President Kristin Norton

Welcome to Austin HIMSS 2017-2018: A New Year for Community and Communication in Health IT

Today we welcome a new Austin HIMSS Board and thank those that volunteered in 2016 - 2017. 

Last year was a great success culminating in the Karen DeSalvo / Steve Steffenson event at the Dell Medical School in June. This year has also started off with a bang; our annual Health Tech Entrepreneurs event in July drew more than 60 Austin HIMSS members. Let's keep up the momentum! 

This year is all about Community and Communication.  Austin HIMSS plans to streamline our communications efforts, improve our website and media presence, and offer alternative social events, or "coffee breaks," to cater to smaller groups interested specific topics such as advocacy, security, or product design.

We also want to focus on building the future of our community through students of all kinds - STEM, HIT programs, med students and more. To that end, we will host a Lunch & Learn in October aimed at student and patient education where we will formally announce an updated scholarship program and plans to explore mentorship.

In order to build our Austin health IT community through Austin HIMSS, we need you!

Click here to JOIN the chapter.  

Or send us an email to about how you would like to volunteer for: 

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Programs
  • Scholarships/students
  • Social events
  • Texas regional HIMSS conference

Or reach out to our Board Members indivdidually. We're eager to hear your ideas and share your news with the Ausitn HIMSS chapter community.

Lastly, I want to thank everyone reading this for your contribution to our chapter. We all look forward to growing Austin HIMSS together!



Austin HIMSS President (2017-2018)