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The Kansas Chapter of HIMSS board has carefully considered the options and a decision is never easy to make. However, as the result of multiple considerations, the 2020 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference scheduled for May 7 & 8 will be cancelled. 


February 28, 2020 --  Violence in the workplace is something that we all need to hear and plan for if and when it happens. The KSHIMSS Chapter Conference will kick off May 7, 2020 with an interesting and informative message on workplace violence by Ty Moeder.

The Greater KC HIMSS Chapter will hold their “Annual State of Healthcare IT” where State and National thought leaders will share how healthcare IT is evolving, legislative updates, happenings, ideas and educational topics to help foster communication and awareness to our local, regional and national members.  

GKC HIMSS would like to invite the members of the KS HIMSS chapter to attend.   The Annual State of Healthcare event is on January 28th from 8:30-12:30.  HIMSS President, Hal Wolf, and Kansas Hospital Association President, Tom Bell, will be presenting.

January 17, 2020 -- Make plans to attend the KSHIMSS 2020 Conference in Wichita.  Be watching your email for details in early February.



KHA Welcome Reception – Wednesday Sept 4th at 7 pm
Visit with KSHIMSS President Shawn Welden and Vice President Elect Amanda Vandervoort at the Welcome Reception.
KHA Trade Show
While attending the KHA Convention, stop by the KSHIMSS booth at the Trade Show and enter the drawing for the Trade Show Prizes. The Trade Show Floor will be open Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 and Friday 10:30 - 12:00.
KHA Educational Session

In one week, KSHIMSS members will start to arrive in Wichita for the 2019 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference.  The conference kicks off with Registration at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita. 

There is still time to register! Sign up today for the KSHIMSS Chapter Conference
March 28 & 29, 2019

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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.

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.

December 31, 2018 -- Make plans to attend the 2019 KSHIMSS Chapter Conference in Wichita.  

Early Bird Registration is available at

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Antonios!  He has qualified for HIMSS fellow.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today recognized two Kansas hospitals for their sup

Dr Sam Antonios, MD, FACP, FHM, CCDS, Medical Director for Information Systems, CDI and CM physician advisor at Via Christi since 2012 will speak on day one of the KSHIMSS conference on the 2019 proposed rule: Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).  We have a few seats left, there is still time to register and come learn more about IPPS.  

There is still time to register for your KSHIMSS HIT conference in Wichita  May 3rd and 4th.

February 27, 2018 -- Join us at National HIMSS in Las Vegas for a KSHIMSS chapter reception. Thank you to MedHost for sponsoring the event. We have invited the Oklahoma chapter to join us so we can better get to know our neighbors. The reception will be at the national convention Chapters event held March 7th 4:30 – 6:30pm at Booth 2514. Come and network, have appetizers and a drink. Meet with Blaine Cappel, Amanda Vandervoort and other chapter members to learn more about KSHIMSS. Email or call Blaine if you have questions,, 785-263-6698.

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.

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

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. 

KSHIMMS board of directors would like to thank our chapters active duty military, veterans, and your families for your service to our country. 

I am torn about my time as Kansas Chapter of HIMSS president coming to an end after two years. I so enjoyed serving our organization in the leadership role and will miss it. We grew our membership double digits each year, continued to expand the quality and content of our educational and conference offerings, and expanded the communication of the benefits of being a member.

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 identi-fied the newsletter as a way
to keep members informed of healthcare technology, up-coming events and chapter news.

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

Fellow KSHIMSS Chapter members:

I am looking forward to serving as the chapter president for the next two years. As incoming president I would like noth- ing better than to meet each of you this year at one of our chapter events.

Malware and Ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya recently have the attention of Healthcare IT Professionals.

The most recent malware variant, Petya, surfaced and affected small and large companies the critical infrastructure sectors, including the healthcare sector.

It’s not too late to register for our
Spring Conference in Wichita
View the full Conference Brochure

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March 17, 2017 -- Are you are making plans to attend the KSHIMSS Annual Spring conference? Don't forget your hotel reservation.

Contact the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita, 400 West Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS  67202. A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $116.00 plus tax per night.  The discounted rate for reservations ends today (March 17th, 2017). 

Make plans to attend the annual 2017 Kansas Chapter Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (KSHIMSS) Spring Workshop to be held Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2017 in Wichita, KS at the Drury Plaza Broadview Wichita.
EARLY REGISTRATION (if received by April 3, 2017). The registration fee is $145.00 for 2017 KSHIMSS members and $195.00 for non-members.
Registrations received after April 3, 2017 will be charged $170.00 for members and $220.00 for non-members.


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This will serve as a final notice to the membership. If you are interested in any Officer or Chair position, or if you want to nominate anyone for any of the positions below, please submit the name and contact information to the nominating chair below by March 17, 2017.  Now is your opportunity to become more involved with your local chapter. We welcome new faces and new ideas.

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