New England HIMSS News and Announcements
Scholarship Applications are Now Open!
The New England Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to sponsor a scholarship for a student of health information technology or informatics. The chapter established this scholarship to promote the development of emerging leaders in health information technology management. New England student members are all encouraged to apply for the scholarship. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship award, the recipient will also receive a trip to the HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition (some restrictions may apply).
The call for scholarship applications opens on August 8, 2019 and will close on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm CT. Scholarship recipients will be notified in November 2019. For more information, contact email@example.com
Click here for more details and to apply!
Want to know more about our Telehealth and Cybersecurity Conference at Salve Regina in Newport, RI on Thursday August 22nd?
Check out the interview with New England HIMSS Rhode Island Advocacy Committee Member, Steve Earle, on WATD 95.9 Radio! Please tune in Thursday night at 9PM on WATD 95.9FM to listen on the radio.
Opportunities for Project Support through Student Mentorship
Northeastern University invites you to join the Experiential Network (XN) program which provides companies with the opportunity to work with talented students on short-term projects. This arrangement enables companies to move forward on project-based work at no cost while giving students highly relevant work experience and real-world learning opportunities.
Projects are carried out virtually over a flexible six-week period as an academic exercise in students’ coursework as an assignment or capstone project. Projects conclude with an actionable deliverable for the company that provides insight and recommendations to inform critical business decisions. Students bring proficiency in many domains such as healthcare management, health informatics, biotech, and project management. XN allows our partners to engage with rising professionals on exciting and important project work while collaborating with the next generation of professionals.
Get in touch with Emily Kingston at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about XN and discuss your project needs!
New England HIMSS Achieves Ambassador Level of Chapter Advocacy!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Open Source Healthcare - Juhan Sonin
Information Across the Care Continuum - Micky Tripathi
Closing Remarks and Raffles - Jeff Loughlin
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Check Out the Latest Newsletter!
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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