New England Chapter of HIMSS

Welcome to the New England HIMSS Chapter Website!

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.

Interested in become a member of NEHIMSS or HIMSS National? How about being a volunteer at a national level? Clicking one of the two links below to access the HIMSS National Website to register.


Announcing New England HIMSS's

Dvora Brodie Grant-Backed Internship Stipend Program


The New England Chapter of HIMSS (NEHIMSS) Dvora Brodie Grant-Backed Internship Stipend Program assists student members of the New England chapter who are gaining real world experience in healthcare information technology through an unpaid internship opportunity. Established and funded by the New England Chapter in 2005, this scholarship is in honor of Dvora Brodie, a dedicated HIMSS member and HIT professional who died of ovarian cancer in 2003.


Awarded recipients are provided a grant in the amount of $1,250 to help offset some of the costs which can commonly pose a barrier to participation in an unpaid internship opportunity. There are two grants available for 2019.


NEHIMSS is now accepting applications for 2019 award recipients!

Click here to download the application


Applications are due by Tuesday, April 30, 2019


For specific questions regarding the program or the application, please email


Call for Nominations

2019-2020 New England HIMSS Board


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

NEHIMSS has begun accepting nominations for prospective candidates to serve on the 2019-2020 Board of Directors for the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary

Please review this attachment for the responsibilities and requirements of each elected board position. All candidates must be an active member of HIMSS for at least one year to be eligible to serve. If you are interested in running for one of the open positions, please submit:

  • Candidate biography
  • One (1) paragraph detailing why you believe you are a good candidate to hold this position and the skills you bring to the board
  • Current contact information
  • Photo to be included on the ballot
  • HIMSS membership number


If you would like to be considered for one of the elected board positions of New England HIMSS chapter, please send an email to by April 30th, 2019. All applications will be reviewed by the current Executive Board, who will select qualified candidates for each position to be included on the official ballot. Review the Nomination and Election process timeline.

All members of HIMSS in good standing are eligible to vote for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. The election will be conducted electronically using a third party, voting open from May 10, 2019 to June 10, 2019.


Tim Wong

New England Chapter of HIMSS




Read Up on What's the Goal: HIPAA Enforcement

HITECH Answers Article by NEHIMSS Advocacy Chair Matt Fisher, Esq.


Listen in to the 95.9 WATD Radio Interview with New England HIMSS

NEHIMSS Radio Interview with NEHIMSS Secretary Pat Rioux


Check out New England HIMSS Newsletters

Our Winter 2019 Edition is now available or click here to go to our newsletter page


Check out the pictures from New England HIMSS 2018 Annual Holiday Social!

To download any of the pictures please use password: holiday18


New Hampshire Governor proclaims October 8-12, 2018 Health Information Technology Week

New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has proclaimed October 8th, 2018 - October 12th, 2018 Health Information Technology Week. Click here to read the Proclamation



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



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.



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.




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.





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!

Use NEHIMSS for the password

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

Event Photo Link (Sponsored by trinsys):


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

Super Bowl Ring Presentation Link (Sponsored by InterSystems):

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