Chapter Update - April 26, 2016

Chapter Update – April 26, 2016

In this update:

  • HIMSS Washington Scholarship Program – Call for applicants
  • HIMSS Washington Board Elections – Call for candidates
  • Save the date - HIMSS Events
  • Get Involved


2016 HIMSS Washington Scholarship Program - call for applicants

Application Period - April 4th through May 16th


In 2012, HIMSS WA granted its first scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students of Health IT studying at institutions of higher education across the state of Washington.


Our chapter recognizes the importance of preparing the next generation of professionals. Through the scholarship program, we are able to support students as they prepare for a career in Health IT. The introduction to the HIMSS WA organization also gives students opportunities to be exposed to the issues facing our membership, network with thought leaders with experience in the industry, and meet prospective employers.


To apply for a scholarship, please visit the HIMSS Washington website for more information and application instructions.


HIMSS Washington Board Elections – Call for candidates

Dear HIMSS-WA Member,


Beginning 26 April, 2016, the HIMSS-WA Board will begin accepting applications from prospective candidates for the three open elected positions on our volunteer board for the July 2015 to June 2016 fiscal year: President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. For a more detailed description of each of the roles, please see the appendix at the end of this communication. We also encourage members to review our Chapter Bylaws which can be accessed via the HIMSS Washington website.


Members of the HIMSS-WA board, will be expected to participate in 1 hour monthly board meetings (in-person or by telephone), as well as attend HIMSS-WA educational and social events over the course your term. We are looking for team-players who can commit to participation and a work level of approximately 5 hours per month, depending on specific responsibilities of the position.


If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit the following to Berry Brunk no later than 12p PT Friday May 13, 2016:


  1. Your email and telephone number at which the Nominations Review Panel can contact you.
  2. The position for which you would like to apply (e.g., President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary).
  3. A one to two paragraph discussion of why you believe you are a good candidate to hold this position and the skills you bring to the board. 
  4. A one-page resume/career-summary that describes your background, education, employment history, and previous volunteer positions you have held. 


Applications received will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the current board (i.e., the Nominations Review Panel). The subcommittee will have, as a goal, the selection of at least two candidates for each position on the official ballot for mid-May.


Elections will be held in May (specific dates to be announced). Those elected will be notified within a few days of the election closure, with an announcement to all HIMSS-WA membership following shortly thereafter.


Thanks you for your continued support,

Leanne Hughes-Mickel

President, HIMSS-WA


Upcoming Events

  • What: Panel Discussion: Agile in Healthcare

o   When: June 9, 2016 (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

o   Where: Cambia Grove (1800 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)

o   Panelists will include representatives from Multicare, Seattle Children’s and Slalom Consulting


  • What: NW Technology Conference
  • When: October 24, 2016 (8:30 am – 8:00 pm)

October 25, 2016 (8:30 am – 2:00 pm)

o   Where: TBD



Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities: Increase your company's exposure in front of our audience of senior healthcare information executives and other potential buyers by registering as a sponsor. 

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The HIMSS Washington is always looking for volunteers, please contact us if you would like to get involved or email


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