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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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