Kansas Chapter of HIMSS


KSHIMSS Board thanks veterans for the service

November 11, 2017 -- KSHIMMS board of directors would like to thank our chapters active duty military, veterans, and your families for your service to our country.   As our way of saying thanks you will receive $50 off the price of attending the Chapter Spring Health IT education event which will be held in Wichita May 3ed and 4th 2018.  When you register please let us know you are a veteran or active duty U.S. military.   Watch our website for information on registration for the event.  Save the date and know we would love to have you attend.  kansas.himsschapter.org     <<read more>>

Military board chairperson wanted

October 24, 2017 -- KSHIMSS is looking for a military chairperson for our board of directors.  If you are active military , a member of our KSHIMSS chapter, and are a national HIMSS member I would love to speak with you about being on the KSHIMSS board.  National HIMSS has resources to help military personal interested in transitioning into healthcare. We would like the new military board chair to make sure KS service men and woman know about the opportunities available from National HIMSS.  Please reach out to Michelle McGuire at mcguire200@yahoo.com if you are interested.  

Save the date -- to attend the 2018 Annual Spring Conference

October 23, 2017 -- Mark your calendars and plan to attend the upcoming KSHIMSS Spring Conference, Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th, (ending at noon) at Drury Inn, Wichita KS. We will have great speakers on current IT strategies for the challenging Healthcare Professional, such as Population Health, MACRA/MIPS, Ransomware Threats, Meaningful Use Stage 3, and more. In addition we will be bringing back, “Rapid Fire” which are 6 minute topic presentations which highlight IT successes. And something new!!!..Key topic round table discussions for Healthcare IT topics. This will allow for more one on one direct conversations and networking among attendees.


Plans underway for 2018 Spring Conference

August 1, 2017 -- At the 2018 KSHIMSS Spring Conference, Health IT students and early professionals will find valuable opportunities to better understand issues affecting the Health IT community and learn about new technology and products from participating vendors.

In addition, Abby Van Den Haak, Chapter Student Chair, notes that involvement in local, regional and national healthcare associations and conferences can help new professionals “develop connections and professional networks with peers and other professionals, including potential employers.”

Chapter President, Michelle McGuire, recognizes though, that cost can sometimes put conference attendance out of reach for students and professionals just starting their careers. In an effort to support those just entering the Health IT field, the KSHIMSS chapter would like to offer a limited number of scholarships to the May 3 and 4, 2018 Spring Conference at the Drury Inn in Wichita, KS. These scholarships will cover admittance to the conference. All other costs, such as transportation and lodging, will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Students, early professionals, or educators in Health IT, Clinical Informatics and related fields are encouraged to contact the KSHIMSS Student Chair Abby Van Den Haak at abby@clayplattefamily.com or Chapter President Michelle McGuire at michelle.mcguire@cerner.com for more information.

Newsletter distributed to members

August 1, 2017 -- Welcome to the first issue of the Kansas Chapter of HIMSS e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy this new way to keep you informed of the exciting news of our chapter and members of the Kansas Chapter of HIMSS.

The leadership of the Kansas Chapter of HIMSS has identified the newsletter as a way to keep members informed of healthcare technology, upcoming events and chapter news.

The board members are excited to provide this tool for communication and corre- spondence with members.

We welcome your feedback and ideas. If you have any topics that you would like published in the newsletter, suggestions or have any ques- tions or concerns about what you have read, please reach out to our Communications & Web Chair, Tami Corn at tcorn@srhc.com.

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Kansas HIMSS Chapter welcome new members to board of directors

July 1, 2017 -- The 2017-18 Board of Directors began serving terms which were approved at the Spring Conference held in Wichita on April 6 & 7.

Michelle McGuire was approved as President and Shawn Weldin will be President-Elect/Vice President. New members to the board include Abby van den Haak, Chase Tinius, Earl Akers and Mia Kaufman.

Meet the members of the 2017-18 Board of Directors, click here.