2016-2017 Kickoff Newsletter - Getting to Know You Edition
Message from the President
Getting to Know Our HIMSS SoCal Board Members
By Karen Kennedy, Co-Chair Marketing and Communications Committee
Our Chapter website provides an introduction to each of our Board Members. Now we take you up-close and personal to get to know them better and how they got involved with our Southern California Chapter. Please reach out and say hello at the next conference!
NEW Feature: Our Volunteers, Up-close and Personal
Academic Alliance Corner - This Year's Scholarship Awardees!
by Thao Tran, Chair, Academic Alliance Committee
This year, the HIMSS SoCal Academic Alliance Committee (AAC) is pleased to announce our four scholarship recipients: , , , and . We are very excited about their achievements – please read about our AAC scholarship stars on our website at http://socal.himsschapter.org/scholarships-0.
The Academic Alliance Community has been one of our fastest growing sectors of our Southern California Chapter volunteer groups. The Student Mentorship available through AAC may be unknown and is often underutilized by students. We had the opportunity to speak with Tom Mason about his recent experience in the AAC Mentor Program and available resources.
Committee Profile: Advocacy
By , President-Elect for HIMSS Southern California Chapter
We are very excited to announce a new SoCal HIMSS committee – , chaired by Clark Kegley. The initial focus of the Patient Engagement Committee will be to develop a robust, effective program that engages patients and solicits feedback on engagement from the southern California community. The committee developed a Patient Engagement focus group from within our active membership. The first program the committee will kick off is the Patient Experience Conference in San Diego on January 20th 2017 with keynote speaker Susan Taylor, the Executive Director of External Affairs for Scripps Health. Susan will be sharing a powerful patient story experience she had with father. This is a must see event!
Upcoming Privacy & Security Forum
by Sri Bharadwaj
Members in Action
This July, Nish Jain, Co-Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee, joined the HIMSS APM-I Task Force (the Alternative Payment Model Infrastructure Task Force)...
In June, two of our Chapter members participated in the International Performance Institute conference, “Leveraging IT, Data and Connectivity to Boost Patient Engagement Across the Continuum of Care”...
September 30 - 6th Annual Privacy & Security Forum - Newport Beach
October 13 - CAHIMS Prep Course - Costa Mesa
October 14 - CPHIMS Prep Course - Costa Mesa
December 8 - 9th Annual CIO Forum - Yorba Linda
January 20 - Patient Experience Forum - La Jolla
March 28 - Annual Healthcare IT Conference - Los Angeles
May 10 - California State HIT Day - Sacramento
May 19 - 9th Annual Clinical Informatics Summit - Irvine