If you are interested in any Officer or Chair position or if you want to nominate anyone for one of the positions below, the deadline has been extended to March 22, 2019. Please submit the name and contact information to the nominating chair below. Now is your opportunity to make a difference and become more involved with your local chapter. We welcome new faces and new ideas.
The Kansas Chapter of HIMSS elections will be held this spring. The officers and chair positions are for a two-year term that will begin July 1, 2019.
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KSHIMSS members attend HIMSS event
February 15, 2019 -- Members of KSHIMSS traveled to Flordia for the 2019 HIMSS Conference. Keynote speakers included Aneesh Chopra, President of CareJourney; Seema Verma, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Karen DeSalvo, Former National Coordinator for Health IT & Consumer Directed Exchange Advocate. <<read more>>
KSHIMSS chapter conference scheduled for March 28 & 29
February 6, 2019 -- Make plans to attend the 2019 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference on March 28 & 29, 2019 at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita, 400 W. Douglas Ave. in Wichita. The Keynote presentation will be "You Make A Difference" by Dr. Nanette Roberts. Dr Roberts is a fellow Kansan with degrees from Kansas State and Saint Paul School of Theology. Be reminded why each one of us is so important to the goal of making healthcare better. We set clinical staff up to be able to take the best possible care of patients. Additional topics during the conference include Opioid Crisis Updates, CyberSecurity, as well as, Rapid File presentations and round table discussions. <<Click here for the Conference Brochure>>
Dr. Nanette Roberts to deliver Keynote Address
January 23, 2019 -- Plan to be inspired and renewed during our Keynote address lead by Dr. Nanette Roberts. Dr Roberts is a fellow Kansan with degrees from Kansas State and Saint Paul School of Theology. Be reminded why each one of us is so important to the goal of making healthcare better. We set clinical staff up to be able to take the best possible care of patients. Who we are, what we do, and how we reach to do our best for others actually makes a difference in the world. Living with purpose and passion in your chosen field invites that in others. Let’s make the world a healthier and more whole place for everyone. YOU’RE the ones making a difference in healthcare.
Register today at -- https://kshimss2019.eventbrite.com
Save the date! 2019 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference
December 31, 2018 -- Make plans to attend the 2019 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference. Mark your calendar for March 28 & 29, 2019 to see a lineup of speakers on topics that Health IT professionals face daily. Early bird registration is open by registering at https://kshimss2019.eventbrite.com. More details will be coming check back Jan. 15.
A message to our Veterans from KSHIMSS
November 11, 2018 -- Today, we celebrate you. We thank you for your service and your sacrifices. Whether you lost a limb, a friend or spent entirely too much time away from your families, you paid an unimaginable cost so that we can retain the freedoms given to us by the United States Constitution. <<read more>>
Rapid Fire/Table Top Activity call for speakers for 2019 Chapter Conference
November 7, 2018 -- Hello KS HIMSS members, we have a call for speakers to participate in our Rapid Fire/Table Top activity at the 2019 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference, March 28th and 29th which will be held in Wichita Kansas. If interested in speaking the requirement for this activity is to present a topic for 5 minutes (prefer no slides, but can have 1 slide up to speak to if needed), then 5 minutes is allotted for question and answer from the participants. <<read more>>
Antonios named HIMSS fellow
November 2, 2018 -- Congratulations to Dr. Sam Antonios! He has qualified for HIMSS fellow.
Dr. Antonios is Medical Director for Information Systems, CDI and CM physician advisor at Via Christi since 2012. He graduated from medical school in 2003 then started residency at KU School of Medicine- Wichita. He is a Board Certified internist and serves as HIM committee chair for Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, KS. He is also a practicing hospitalist and sees patients in the hospital.
Students being mentored by KSHIMSS members
KSHIMSS new mentoring project to offer mentors to students is off to a great start. During our chapter spring event in May we signed up two students to have mentors with seasoned veterans in the health care IT field.
KSHIMSS Event at KHA Conference
May 25, 2018 -- At the upcoming KHA conference Sept 6th and 7th, 2018 KSHIMSS will be offering a lunch and learn titled “Cyber Security: Focus On The Basics” given by Don Kleoppel, Chief Security Officer for Cerner Corporation. Please register for this lunch when you sign up for the KHA convention.
KDHE recognizes hospitals for Syndromic Surveillance Program
May 4, 2018 -- TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today recognized two Kansas hospitals for their support of the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program (KSSP). Labette Health, a 99-bed hospital in Parsons, and Wesley Medical Center, a 760-bed hospital in Wichita, received the recognitions at the annual meeting of the Kansas Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in Wichita, May -- 3-4, 2018.
Connecting with Care set for May 3-4
February 23, 2018 -- Make plans to attend the 2018 KSHIMSS Education Conference on May 3 & 4, 2018. The one and a half day Connecting with Care event will be held at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita, 400 W. Douglas Ave. in Wichita. Keynote speaker for the event with be Matt Jones a 3-time cancer conqueror and seven continent marathon man. Mr. Jones will talk on overcoming challenges and achieving greater victory as it relates to Healthcare Information Management. Additional topics during the conference include Population Health in rural America, MACRA/MIPS, Ransomeware/Security, as well as, Rapid File presentations and round table discussions.
Early registration ends April 15. Register today by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kshimss-spring-conference-tickets-42297376592
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Spring 2018 Newsletter distributed to members
February 9, 2018 -- The spring edition of the KSHIMSS Connections Newsletter is available. Learn more about the Education Conference that will be held May 3rd and 4th in Wichita. Members can read more about informatics, certifications and learn more about what some of our members are doing in Health IT. We welcome your feedback and ideas. If you have any topics that you would like published in the newsletter, suggestions or have any questions or concerns about what you have read, please reach out to our Communications & Web Chair, Tami Corn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to forward this to your friends. -- Download now --
KSHIMSS Conference: Connecting with Care scheduled for May 3-4
January 26, 2018 -- Make plans to attend the 2018 KSHIMSS Education Conference on May 3 & 4, 2018 at Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita, 400 W. Douglas Ave. in Wichita. The Keynote presentation will be "Healthcare Information Mangement is a Marathon" by Matt Jones. Mr. Jones travels the country speaking on ways to overcome challenges and achieve greater victory. He is a 3-time cancer conqueror and seven continent marathon man. Additional topics during the conference include Population Health in rural America, MACRA/MIPS, Ransomeware/Security, as well as, Rapid File presentations and round table discussions. <<Click here for the Conference Brochure>>
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Chapter President Michelle McGuire at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to forward this to your friends. -- Download now --
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.