Summer 2019 Newsletter

Welcome from the President

By Karen Kennedy

Hello to our HIMSS SoCal community! I’m excited to kick off my HIMSS SoCal Presidency for the 2019 – 2020 term. First, thank you all for the support you have shown our organization and specifically our Chapter throughout the years. We’re glad you are here and continuing to attend our Health IT events while promoting initiatives that are important to healthcare and ultimately patients worldwide.

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Meet Our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

By Karen Kennedy, President

Please contact anyone on our Board of Directors or our Committee Chairs for information about becoming a volunteer; or let us know how we can help keep our chapter focused on initiatives that are important and meaningful to you and your organization.

Meet the Board

Our Latest Podcasts are Available

By Sarah Richardson

Digital Health Checkup – How Healthy is Your Organization? with Jason Wood

Biomedical Device Security:  The Risk is More than Security with David Finn

AI and 5G – Ethical Biases and IT Progress with Dr. Shafiq Rab

Upcoming Episodes:

  • Pavel Smirnov - Interoperability 2020 (September 2019)
  • Alan S. Young - Lessons the U.S. can learn from other countries in delivering high quality and cost effective healthcare (October 2019)
  • Dimitri Varsamis - Developing ‘Digital First’ Models of Primary Care (November 2019)

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Ian Slade Selected as One of IFAH's Top 100 Global Healthcare Leaders

The International Forum for Advancements in Healthcare included our own Ian Slade, RN, MBA, PMP, in their list of Top 100 Global Healthcare Leaders. The awards were presented on June 20th in Las Vegas. 


HIMSS SoCal and OC Ronald McDonald House: A Continued Partnership

By Krystal Di Stefano, Vice President, Programs

HIMSS SoCal Chapter continued its partnership with the Orange County Ronald McDonald House (OCRMH) by supporting the 3rd Annual Red Shoes and Brews event. On Sunday, August 4th, Executive Board members Karen Kennedy and Krystal Di Stefano, ventured to the Heritage Museum of Orange County to sample local food and beverages from some of Southern California’s favorite breweries and eateries.

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Health 2.0 Discount

$200 Discount to Health 2.0 Annual Conference

Join HIMSS at Health 2.0 Annual Conference in Silicon Valley this September 16-18, 2019 as they announce the finalists for UCSF Digital Health Awards. See the full spectrum of early-stage tech, highly-vetted startups, top investors, patient-dedicated programs, policy-focused dialogues, and authentic provider perspectives fueling the next frontier of healthcare. Save $200 on your registration* with discount code: HIMSSchapter200.

*Must register as regular attendee category for full 2-day pass; not applicable for 1-day pass. Not applicable for refunds on previously confirmed registrations.