New England Chapter of HIMSS

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The New England HIMSS Chapter works hard to bring education, collaboration and networking opportunities to our members all over the six-state region. Keeping up in the ever-changing, fast paced world of Healthcare IT can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned professionals.

Our mission is to not only keep up with the changes that impact quality, safety and efficiency but to be a leader so please join us and participate in the events planned for our chapter year:
Calendar of Events

Scroll down to see all the latest news.  Be sure to check out our Newsletters and our President’s Message.

All of this work would not be possible without the dedication of our Board of Directors and our many committee members/volunteers and Sponsors.

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New England HIMSS News and Announcements


Announcing the 2019-2020 New England HIMSS Elected Officials

 

Dear New England Chapter of HIMSS (NEHIMSS) chapter member,

On behalf of Jeffrey Loughlin, President-Elect, and the chapter board of directors, I am pleased to announce the elected officers for the 2019-20 chapter year.

 

President-Elect:

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Amy Chacko
Currently serves as Chair of the Marketing and Communications
Committee

Amy Chacko brings almost fifteen years of EHR experience. She has a proven track record of engaging nurses, physicians and both clinicians and financial users in the use of medical software in various EHR systems, as a Senior Business Systems Analyst, Senior Clinical Systems Analyst, a Senior Consultant, Application Coordinator and Team Lead. She maintains a broad understanding of the daily work of nurses and physicians, concerns of the allied disciplines, quality/patient safety/evidence-based practice initiatives, and the regulatory environment. She stands out amongst her peers for her background in clinical systems knowledge as well as financial systems knowledge. Bringing this rare background to the table keeps her in demand because she can speak to all sides of a hospital system with a thorough understanding of cause-and-effect.

Her involvement with HIMSS and NEHIMSS spans over ten years, serving in various capacities. She has served as a committee member of HIMSS International Professional Certification Committee (2016-2018), a committee member of HIMSS International Professional Development Committee since 2018, a mentor for up and coming healthcare professionals for New England HIMSS since 2016, a member of the Marketing and Communications committee for New England HIMSS since 2017 and has been the Chair for the committee since 2018.

She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional in Health Information Systems (CPHIMS) and a Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) holder. She also holds a Master's Degree in Health and Medical Informatics from Brandeis University.

  

Treasurer:

 

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Monique Czulewicz
Currently serves as chapter Treasurer

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 Professional 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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Renee Broadbent

Renee serves as Senior Manager, VCISO Services for Wolf; developing, implementing and providing VCISO services for clients. She is a senior level healthcare executive with an extensive background in information security, strategic planning, information technology, HIPAA, data interoperability and value-based care. She has held the role of Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer in both hospital health systems as well as Managed Care Organizations (MCO). Most recently, Renee served as AVP of Population Health Information Technology and Strategy at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts and was part of the leadership team that achieved $22 million in savings for the Accountable Care Organization and was a member of the Cyber Security Executive Committee, which provided oversite to the health system on the execution of the data security strategy.

Renee is an accomplished author, publishing in a variety of healthcare related journals and periodicals. Many of those can found at www.linkedin.com/in/reneebroadbent. In addition, she presented at 2018 at national HIMSS in Las Vegas, Creating a Population Health Strategy that Scales a sold-out presentation and one of the highest rated presentations of the event.

 

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

 

Warm Regards,

Tim Wong
President
New England Chapter of HIMSS

 


Check out the videos and images from our 2019 Annual Spring Conference!

Unable to attend the event, check out some of the videos from our 2019 Annual Spring Conference!

Check out the full video of our conference!

Opening Remarks - NEHIMSS President Tim Wong

Physician burnout: Changing the EHR from a Liability to an Asset - Dr. Chaoui & Dr. Garber

CIO Panel - Brian Richard, Manu Tandon and Joel Vengco Moderated by Karen Bowling

Hot or Not? A Doctor & Patient Role Play the Archaic and the Modern Way to Engage - ePatient Dave and Dr. Sands

The New HIT, From Healthcare Information Technology to Healthcare Integrated Team - Dr. Chacko

Care Management: Using Predictive Analytics to Choose the “Actionable” Patients? - Dr. Parker

Open Source Healthcare - Juhan Sonin

Information Across the Care Continuum - Micky Tripathi

Closing Remarks and Raffles - Jeff Loughlin

 

 

See New England HIMSS Annual Spring Conference 2019" images using the following link

For Patriot Ring Images use the following link

The password for both is NEHIMSS2019


The Spring 2019 Edition of our newsletter is here!


New England HIMSS 2019 Annual Spring Conference

Our annual spring conference took place at Gillette this year on Thursday May 16th, 2019.  You can find materials from the event here.

 

Please be sure to read the article from Computerworld, by Lucas Mearian, about Dr. Larry Garber and Dr. Alain Chaoui's discussion on Physician burnout: Changing the EHR from a Liability to an Asset.

 

Please read Sue Shade's reflections, in healtsystemsCIO, on Dr. Daniel Sands and e-Patient Dave DeBronkart Hot or Not? A Doctor & Patient Role Play the Archaic and the Modern Way to Engage presentation.

 

 


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