Message from the President
Welcome to the Washington State Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) website. We are glad that you have reached the premier destination for all things HIMSS in Washington! We are active and engaged with other chapters in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California and Montana. Our current membership is around 1200 healthcare professionals.
HIMSS enters its 55th year of operation with more than 61,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. HIMSS has truly set the standard for industry associations, particularly with providing exceptional educational content, networking, advocacy, and many other value-added services surrounding privacy and security, patient engagement, and clinical informatics.
As one of HIMSS’ most active chapter’s we will continue its mission to enrich the professional lives of our local members and community. In a changing healthcare landscape, the Chapter continues to engage, understand and transform to meet the needs of its growing membership. Our engaged Board, active members, and dynamic provider and vendor community help to ensure that Washington State is at the forefront of health IT trends, policy and advocacy discussions, and thought leadership.
Our agenda this year is filled with programs and events that I hope will continue to provide education and networking opportunities that we have become so well known for. We listen closely to our members and strive to cover the topics you’re most interested in featuring local, regional, and national speakers who provide insight and engage in conversations about the technology and trends that affect us all.
Whether you are at the end of your career and are interested in giving back, still in school and looking for ways to break into this exciting industry, or anywhere in-between, I invite you to connect with the Washington HIMSS Chapter this year. If you’ve never been to an event, please check our calendar and sign up to attend. If you’d like to get more involved, please contact one of our Board Members to learn more about exciting volunteer opportunities.
As your 2017-2018 Washington HIMSS Chapter President, it is truly an honor and pleasure to serve. I hope to see you at our upcoming events and programs and look forward to continuing the exciting work our Chapter is so dedicated to. If you have any questions, or would just like to say hello, please don’t hesitate! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.