Save the Dates!

Please save the date for our next Austin HIMSS Chapter Networking Event:

March 13th, 5.00pm-8.00pm at the Speak Easy on Congress.

The event will be during SXSW in conjunction with the UK Consular Generals Office and Department of International Trade and Investment. Come and meet your HIT colleagues from the UK, learn about the innovation community in the UK and Austin. Drinks and appetizers on us!

Address: Speak Easy, 412 Congress Ave D, Austin, TX 78701




Join fellow health care technology professionals as we advocate for key Health Information Technology issues to help create safer and more efficient health care systems. Texas Health IT Day will include visits with Texas legislators to introduce and discuss important topics in the morning, speaker and panel presentations in the afternoon, and will wrap up with a networking social that evening.

We need you to join us and participate in a variety of activities planned for the day that include everything from meetings with our legislators to helping with our programs and social. We look forward to you and your colleagues joining us for a productive day in our state's capitol.

Topics of critical importance to Texans include:

  • Texas Healthcare IT Update
  • Federal Update
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telemedicine
  • Zika Syndromic Surveillance

Speakers will also participate in a panel to discuss topics such as the Immunization Registry Bill, Opioid Abuse, Precision Medicine, the Cancer moonshot and the 21st Century Cures Act.


Following the event, we will hold a social gathering at the The DoubleTree Suites nearby. The Double Tree is our preferred hotel, to make reservations, call the hotel at 800-222-8733 or use this link: Texas Health & Information Technology. Use the code THI to get our discount.





April 12, 7:00am, CDT - 4:00pm, CDT

Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

Healthcare and Health IT are hot topics this year both nationally and for the State of Texas.  I love doing my part to help inform the Texas Legislature about issues that are important to all of us! - Kristin Norton

I am excited about participating as a constituent and advocate to learn about the process on our Texas Hill! While making calls to strangers is not my thing, I found that all the staffers are extremely receptive. This also feeds my passion about making changes at the policy level. - Elsie Banks

Texas Health IT day is a great opportunity to meet with Texas legislators vital to supporting the ultimate goal of health IT which is to improve the health of the patient in Texas.  Telemedicine, interoperability, cyber security and syndromic surveillance are some of the approaches that rely on the targeted application of technology to reach this goal and we are excited to share this information with members of our state government. - Lillian Prince

I'm a health IT marketer and blogger, but I'm new to HIMSS and recently became a member of the Austin chapter. I signed up for Health IT Day because it's a great way to get involved and  meet folks across Texas who feel strongly about health tech. I know it can be intimidating to talk to legislators, but HIMSS has made it really easy to participate. - Dan Greenfield