New England Chapter of HIMSS

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We have recently re-vamped our website.  We hope you like it.  Please be "patient", no pun intended, while we continue to improve on our website content and offerings!  Please check out our event calendar for our upcoming events!  Check out our YouTube Channel (below) as well!

 

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Pam Varhol Appointed as the Chair of the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable

Please join the New England Chapter of HIMSS in congratulating Pam Varhol on her appointment.

Pam is the NH advocate for New England Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (NEHIMSS) chapter and has accepted the appointment as the Chair of the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR). The two-year term will begin on July 1, 2018 and will end on July 31, 2020. Pam is the Associate Dean Faculty, Health Information Management, College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE), Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She teaches health informatics.

 

2018 Dvora Brodie Grant-Backed Internship Stipend Program Winners Announced

The New England Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to announce this years winners of the Dvora Brodie Grant-Backed Internship Stipend Program.

 

Kevin Nguyen

Rishi Kamdar

 

Kevin completed an internship at UConn Health, assisting in data analytics of healthcare quality data on a number of different data sets. Rishi completed a data analytics internship at Partners Connected Health.

 

Both students studied Biomedical Informatics at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University and graduated this past May. Congratulations to both deserving winners of this award!

 

Announcing the 2018-2019 New England HIMSS Elected Officials

 

On behalf of Tim Wong, President-Elect, and the chapter board of directors, we are pleased to announce the elected officers for the 2018-19 chapter year.

President-Elect:

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Jeffrey Loughlin
Currently serves as Co-Chair of the HIE Committee

Jeff Loughlin is a Principal Consultant with the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and currently serves as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), working with providers, practice leaders, medical and administrative staffs to ensure successful adoption of Health Information Technology (HIT) and the implementation of the statewide health information exchange (HIE). Jeff has worked with the Collaborative for over 12 years, providing a variety of consulting services to practice, and community based electronic health record (EHR) and HIE initiatives. Prior to joining MAeHC, Jeff served as an information technology (IT) consultant at Boston Medical Center providing EHR implementation and training services for the outpatient medical departments. Before moving to the IT team, Jeff spent several years as a Practice Manager in a variety of outpatient settings at Boston Medical Center, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Boston City Hospital. Jeff is a US Army veteran with 30 years of military service, and is currently serving as the Commander, Massachusetts Army National Guard Medical Command as a Medical Service Corps Colonel. Jeff holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College in Boston, and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Treasurer:

 

 

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Monique Czulewicz
Currently serves on the Programs Committee

Monique Czulewicz is a Revenue Cycle Analyst who enjoys working hands-on with hospital billing systems and workflows. As an active board member of New England HIMSS, Monique is proud to be a part of a community that believes in putting patients and their families first. Monique originally began her career in 2008 with the Merrill Lynch Operations Leadership Program in New York and pivoted to the healthcare industry in 2011. She currently holds the role of Epic Profressional Billing Analyst/Principal Trainer at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and has previously worked at Partners Healthcare and Boston Medical Center. Monique is enrolled at Northeastern University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and is now pursuing her Master's degree in Health Informatics.

 

  

 

Secretary:

 

 

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Patricia (Pat) Rioux
Currently serves as the chapter Secretary and Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee

Pat Rioux has worked with in healthcare information management/technology for 30+ years, having earned an RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) from AHIMA and a degree in Health Information Management from MassBay CC. She has served as Chair and Co-Chair of the New England HIMSS chapter's Sponsorship Committee and as Secretary for Chapter Year 2017-18and promotes HIT and the local chapter events through social media.Currently working as an advisor to InterOp RX,her background includes providing a variety of consulting servicesover the years for providers, healthcare organizations, and healthcare research institutions. Professional experience includes Product & Project Management for Elsevier Clinical Solutions, Alere Analytics, eClinicalWorks, and Abt Associates, and Founder of Mediclaim Associates.

 

    

 

Please join me in congratulating our newest elected officials of the New England Chapter of HIMSS!

 

HIMSS NEW ENGLAND 2018 Annual Spring Conference was held on Thursday May 17, 2018 at Gilette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.

 

The video of our event and speakers is now available.

 

Part 1: Click Here

 

Part 2: Click Here

 

The Photo Gallery, sponsored by Trinisys, is hosting two galleries of photos this year. All photos are available for unlimited downloads and usage. Enjoy!

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Thank you Trinisys for your generous sponsorship of the photography for this event!

Event Photo Link (Sponsored by trinsys):

Super Bowl Ring Presentation Link (Sponsored by InterSystems):

Thank you InterSystems for your generous sponsorship of the presentation of the Super Bowl Ring at this event!

 

 

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