Fall 2017 Newsletter - Welcome from the Board

Dear HIMSS Northern California Members,

We had a great FY17 and are looking forward to seeing all of you at our FY18 events! Our board and committees are working to bring you several great events in the coming months. We started the year with our annual Fall Social / Giants Game. It was a huge success and a great networking opportunity. We have the following events planned for the rest of the year.

  • November 16, 2017 - Annual CxO Event
  • February 1, 2018 - Innovation Conference & Showcase
  • Spring 2018 - ePatient Summit
  • May 2018 - CA State HIT Day

Other exciting Chapter news includes the Advocacy Committee, chaired by Shanti Wilson. Shanti was able to present Senator Ed Hernandez with the “HIMSS State Legislator of the Year Award” on behalf of the National HIMSS Board of Directors. In addition, Shanti has also been named, Vice Chair, for the Western Regional Chapter Advocacy!

We have new initiatives this year as well. Our Membership Committee, chaired by Jennifer Bendfeldt, will be working on the Organization Affiliates (OA) program. The committee will be reaching out to raise awareness of our Chapter Meetups and CPHIMS courses that could be held by the OA for their employees. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please email Jennifer at JBendfeldt@ecgmc.com. We also plan to offer CPHIMS review course this year as well as Chapter Meetups across Northern California on a variety of topics and geographical locations, so stay tuned for further details on those.

The Chapter has also established the Clinical Advisory Council (CAC), chaired by Margit Chapman, RN. The CAC is focused on emerging technologies and clinical dimensions of health care improvements. CAC is comprised of physicians, pharmacists, and registered nurses to help provide input for our events.

Finally, we are always open to suggestions regarding how to better serve the membership of HIMSS Northern California. If you have input or suggestions, please email us at norcal.info@himsschapter.org.

Thank you for your support!

Executive Board, HIMSS Northern California

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