SoCal HIMSS Policy and Advocacy

The HIMSS Policy and Advocacy committee advocates Healthcare IT on behalf of its membership. Activities include educating HIMSS members and Members of Congress and their staff on key issues regarding legislation. The Southern California Chapter, HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Liaisons perform these actions, on behalf of its members, both at the State and National Level, throughout the year by the means of the following events.

  • Attend Monthly Teleconference Calls
  • Attend Chapter Advocacy Roundtable with National HIMSS
  • Contribute Advocacy related articles to our Quarterly Newsletter
  • Attendance at National Policy Summit
  • Compile materials and resources for members around Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Keep Chapter Board informed about advocacy efforts.
  • Recruit Chapter volunteers and other leaders to join the Advocacy committee

The 2014/2015 Southern California Chapter Public Policy and Advocacy Committee:

  • Ian Slade – VP, Advocacy & Public Policy Committee
  • Nicole Bloom – Member 
  • Leslie Bruce - Member
  • John Conklin - Member
  • Christopher Lee - Member 
  • Vish Nath - Member 
  • John Petring - Member 

Meet the Team

Would you like to advance the HIMSS agenda by helping to educate legislators about what we do and what is important? The HIMSS Southern California Chapter, which is committed to advocacy has put together some short how-to videos containing basic information for members on how to participate in democracy and in our advocacy efforts. Have a look and let us know what you think.  We welcome your involvement.  To volunteer or to learn more, please email

Advocacy 101 Videos

Advocacy Resources and Links

Jeff Coughlin
Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs
HIMSS North America

HIMSS Advocacy Brochure