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! Our chapter is here to support you – whether you are new to healthcare or an industry veteran, a clinician, technologist, student, or one of the many other professionals who have an interest in improving healthcare by using technology and information. Our current membership is around 1200 professionals like you who come from many aspects of the healthcare industry.
We are a volunteer-run organization, and your input and participation is vital to our success! If you see a need, you can step up and help make something happen. Our agenda this year is filled with programs and events that I hope will continue to provide education and networking opportunities that you value. 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.
Our chapter events include smaller local educational and networking opportunities, larger 1-2 day conferences, and we always have a contingent who attend the national HIMSS conference in late winter. Watch our website, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds to keep abreast of what’s coming up.
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 volunteer opportunities.
As your 2018-2019 Washington HIMSS Chapter President, it is truly an honor and pleasure to serve. I hope to see you at an upcoming event, and I look forward to continuing the exciting work of our Chapter.
Gwen O’Keefe, MD