Welcome to HIMSS Northern California,
I am excited about all the things happening in Healthcare IT and excited you have taken a moment to view our new website and see what the Chapter is up to. This year marks a transition for our Chapter with many new Board members, Officers, Advisors, and Liaisons. If you are thinking about joining the Board, volunteering your time, attending local HIMSS events, looking for speaking opportunities, or just want to network more, this will be the year to join us! There are many reasons to be involved with the chapter, and the NorCal Chapter Leadership have worked together to identify some of the key reasons to be involved with HIMSS including:
- Getting more personally involved in the transformation of Health Care.
- Leveraging an opportunity to give back to the Health IT industry.
- Becoming part of growing our local chapter of HIMSS as Healthcare evolves.
- Developing Professionally, Expanding your Leadership skills, and Growing your Educational experiences.
- Bridging traditional Health IT with the Innovation happening locally in Silicon Valley and the Bay.
This year the NorCal Chapter Board and Member Leaders have identified eight goals we are pursuing in an effort to provide significant value to our members. During the next twelve months we are implementing initiatives to:
|1. Grow and Diversify Our Membership||2. Improve our Programs and Events|
|3. Improve our Educational Outreach and provide scholarship opportunity||4. Grow our Advocacy Program and Connections at the State Level|
|5. Expand our Personal Network||6. Improve our Chapter Brand|
|7. Be a Bridge for Innovation across the HIT communities in Northern California||8. Extend Board and Committee Opportunities to More Members|
HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. As a global professional organization HIMSS National is very clear on its mission and vision, and the Northern California chapter is a local representative of these. We are held to standards and requirements for the purpose of the chapter and as the President I am committed to helping the Chapter achieve this mission and vision locally. We are committed as a board to the following
Globally, lead endeavors optimizing health engagements and
care outcomes through information technology.
Better health through information technology
For each of you, there are many opportunities for involvement in the Chapter, and we want to provide professional experience and networking to our members and help you grow your professional associations. Our Member Leaders, Board and Advisors work as volunteers to help the chapter achieve fiscal responsibility, tactical operations, strategy, and member outreach and support. We have attained a level of recognition and Presidential status as a Chapter amongst our National HIMSS colleagues, and are committed to growing our brand as an innovative and leading Chapter. We want to invite our members to join us at the Leadership level and engage with us. As a Board we are dedicated to teamwork and comradery with commitments to work together in achieving the mission of HIMSS.
I will leave you with an open invitation and call to action to join us this year in continuing the success of the Northern California HIMSS Chapter. We will work together to have fun and grow personally and professionally as we build our local HIMSS Leadership team and membership. Please contact myself or any of our Chapter Leadership directly to find out more about how you can get involved to serve our members, and help transform Healthcare in our local community and across our nation.
Your involvement can help make a difference, and I want you to join us! Please take some time to view our events calendar and become familiar with our new site, and I look forward to seeing you this year at our local events.
Warmest personal regards,
Nancy Hall, President NorCal HIMSS