Winter 2020 Newsletter - President's Message


We have come to the end of an exciting year and the start of a new decade! As the year came to a close I reflected on the things I am most grateful for. Primarily among those is the talented group of volunteers that work tirelessly for HIMSS Southern California. Thank you for the work you have done for the Southern California Chapter this year. We have come through a year that was filled with both challenges and successes. It’s reassuring to know that we can count on our amazing team regardless of what trials we may face. The endless hours you all have spent working on projects is impressive! Your diligence, self-motivation is an inspiration to others on our team and those looking to also volunteer their time.

A special thank you to our members that show up for our events, lend feedback and are genuinely working in health IT for the betterment of patients worldwide. Our members help direct the programs and educational offerings we provide. Thank you for adding enthusiasm and passion, your innovative ideas support our mission to: “reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology. And creating an informed and empowered community of providers, innovators and individuals, to enable an ever-improving state of health throughout the world.”

It is beyond a privilege to be part of the Southern California HIMSS team and meet so many dynamic individuals. As we start this New Year, I hope we all take time to tell folks how much you appreciate them and are grateful for their positive energy and support.

Tells us what or who you are #grateful for as we embark on this New Year and new decade!

Karen P. Kennedy, MBA, RN
President, HIMSS Southern California Chapter