October 10th, 2014 Newsletter


In this article:

  • HIMSS Washington website has changed – bookmark http://wa.himsschapter.org/ today!

  • President’s Corner – Why you can’t afford to miss the HIMSS NW Chapters Technology Conference

  • HIMSS Washington participates in the 13th annual Healthcare IT Policy Summit

  • Upcoming Events


New HIMSS Washington website and URL – Take a Look!

​Please bookmark http://wa.himsschapter.org/ as the new chapter website! 


President’s Corner – HIMSS NW Chapters Technology Conference

Important event highlights:

  • Event agenda

  • Event Registration Early Bird registration ends on Oct 29th

  • Hotel Early Bird pricing end Oct 21st, book now!

  • Key Note Speakers

    • Michael Jensen, M.D. 
      Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
      Seattle Children's Research Institute

    • Wes Chapman
      EVP, Tennessee Oncology
      Adjunct Professor
      Dartmouth Medical School
      President, Chapman Medical Quality

    • Neal S. Sofian, MSPH
      Director, Member Engagement
      Premera Blue Cross

  • For more information visit the HIMSS NW Chapters Technology website

Why You Can't Afford to Miss the HIMSS NW Chapters Technology Conference in Nov 3-4th, 2014

I must admit that if there is one conference in the region that can offer the latest trends in healthcare IT, diverse educational presentations and a chance to interact with leading vendors, it has to be the HIMSS NW Chapters Technology Conference - November 3-4th in Bellevue, WA.  More than 20 hours of CE are available at this event.

I anticipate a wide array of outstanding presentations with topics ranging from quality outcomes to analytics from population health management to revenue cycle management that will appeal to the choosiest participants.  Three keynote speakers, representing some of the foremost leaders in the field of healthcare IT and analytics, will headline the keynote sessions. 

As excitement for this conference builds at the national level, I want to recognize the big effort put by the WA HIMSS Chapter Board members who have been working diligently to make this conference the best ever!  I hope you can take some time from your busy schedules to join your colleagues and cohorts by attending this conference.   See you at the conference. 

Peter Ghavami, PhD


HIMSS Washington participates in the 13th annual Healthcare IT Policy Summit

Healthcare IT Advocacy – A view from the “Hill”, by Chad Hiner RN, MS

​Hello HIMSS WA members -

Having just returned from an event filled week in Washington, DC for the 13th Annual Healthcare IT Policy Summit, I am excited to report that the country is well positioned to continue all of the great work many have done to improve our healthcare system.  This is especially true for the great state of Washington, where I can report that we have full support for the legislation being proposed to further support Healthcare IT at the National level. Read more...


Data Warehousing 101 – the first of five in the series

On September 22nd, 2014 HIMSS Washington, TDWI and DAMA presented the first of a five part series on data warehousing at Seattle Children’s.  This event was well attended by members of each organization with a broad representation of our provider, vendor and academic communities.  The second of the series is currently being planned and will be offered in the February timeframe.  If you were unable to attend this valuable event you can find a link to the presentation here.


Upcoming events