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.


New England HIMSS Latest News and Announcements


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Announcing the 2020-2021 New England HIMSS Elected Officials


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

On behalf of Amy Chacko, President-Elect, and the chapter board of directors, I am pleased to announce the elected officers for the 2020-2021 chapter year.


Liza Cameron
Currently serves as Co- Chair of the Marketing and Communications

Liza Cameron, MHI is an experienced professional with over 28 years in the healthcare industry. Beginning her career early on in a hospital-based laboratory and transferring that knowledge and experience over to healthcare information technology, over 21 years ago. Liza holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics from Northeastern University. Liza possesses a well-rounded area of expertise and is well versed in many revenue cycle management and clinical applications and processes, along with extensive experience in HL7 application integration. She is a proven project manager and leader for large scale enterprise wide initiatives. Liza is currently working as an Epic Implementation Manager for Partners Healthcare and is an active board member of New England HIMSS.




Dr. Joe Heyman, MD
Currently serves on the HIE Committee

Joe Heyman, MD, an OBGYN, a HIMSS 13-year member, served as finance chair and treasurer of both the American Medical Association (AMA) and Joint Commission International (JCI). During his 41 years in his private practice, Dr. Heyman was the first physician in the Merrimack Valley to use electronic billing, first to use an electronic health record, and first to e-prescribe. He also brought Wellport, a physician-owned functioning Health Information Exchange, to his community and ran it for five years and as a result won a large MEHI grant.

  1. addition to his AMA and JCI finance experience, Dr. Heyman currently serves as Advisor to the Committee on Finance of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).

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

Warm Regards,

Jeff Loughlin
New England Chapter of HIMSS




While we could not celebrate our accomplishments together in person this year, we did so virtually today, as HIMSS presented New England HIMSS with the recognition of Large Chapter of the Year! Watch here!

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Did you know May 6th is National Nurses Day and The World Health Organization declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale?

Join New England HIMSS today, May 6th,  in thanking all the nurses out there! And Join HIMSS on Tuesday May 12th, 2020 for their upcoming Webinar: Florence Nightingale: Nurse, Reformer, Statistician



A Message from New England HIMSS:

Following the latest announcement from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are taking the following steps for our previously planned events in April and May.

We are taking the proactive step to cancel our April NH/VT Conference: Bringing Together Technology, Quality, and Patients. We are looking into turning this conference into a lunchtime webinar series but please be on the lookout for an email with additional information.

Over the next 2-3 weeks, we will be issuing refunds for this event. We appreciate your patience as we work through this as quickly as possible.

We have decided out of the abundance of caution to postpone our Annual Spring Conference at Gillette, that was previously scheduled to take place in May. We have rescheduled this conference for Wednesday September 30th, 2020.

If you have already paid for a registration, if you are not able to make this conference due to the date change, please send a refund request to be processed. Otherwise, we have moved your registration to the new date.

We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you there!

Thank you!

New England HIMSS Board



The Latest Edition of our Newsletter is Here   

The Winter Edition of our Newsletter is here!



New England HIMSS would like to congratulate Michael Kanarellis, past NEHIMSS Treasurer, of Wolf & Company, on his appointment to the 2020 HITRUST CSF® Assessor Council—a body that contributes input and expertise from across the industry to ensure and evolve the HITRUST framework’s integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency. Read the full press release here.



New England HIMSS would like to thank everyone who completed our membership survey.  We had a great response which provided us very valuable feedback and will help us shape better events in the future and server our members. 


Congratulations to the winner of the $25 Amazon gift card Carole Sage!




New England HIMSS is very proud to be named the recipient of Large Chapter of the Year!

The Chapter of the Year Award is designed to recognize chapters who have strongly impacted their geographical region in a meaningful way through health information and technology centered events, education, initiatives, collaboration and advocacy. The Chapters of the Year offer outstanding value to members; engage the full membership, making all feel welcomed; and have seamless processes for board management and succession planning.


In FY19, the New England Chapter hosted 12 events spanning across the chapter’s territory. Events were planned through utilizing data, such as member location and topical surveys, to best meet members’ needs. The chapter actively seeks new members and volunteers through outreach and invitations to participate at events. The chapter board implemented a new process to engage members and attendees to ensure they are welcome at events. The process was a huge success that created a welcoming environment and led to volunteer growth for the chapter.


Click here to see all HIMSS Global Conference Award Recipients



New England HIMSS would like to congratulate our very own Zhaoxi (Sarah) Zhang on her graduation from Northeastern University with a Masters of Science in Health Informatics!  Sarah is a volunteer on our Marketing and Communications Committee and plays a critical role by helping us maintain our website.  Please join us in congratulating Sarah on her achievements!




2019-2020 Scholarship Winner Announced

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 scholarship recipient Sakshi Chhaperwal, at Health Informatics major at Northeastern University! The New England HIMSS Scholarship awarded Sakshi with $5000.00 and a trip to the HIMSS National conference.

Sakshi is a Graduate Student in Health Informatics at Northeastern University and has been an active contributor to the medical analytics community from her days of internship with eminent practitioners in Public Health Dentistry Department at Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science. She recognized the importance of data-driven decision making in medical research at a very young age and intends to branch out in Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare Organizations. Her academic projects have illustrated extensive use of hypothesis testing, multivariate regression techniques, supervised and unsupervised machine learning to predict the factors influencing the presence of heart diseases. She is proficient with latest tools that are popularly used in the Machine Learning community and also happens to be an enthusiastic author on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Healthcare.

In her time outside of academics, she enjoys mentoring students and has served as a Teaching Assistant for a Graduate level course on Introduction to Health Data Analytics under Prof. Holly Jimison at Northeastern University’s Khoury college of Computer Science and Bouve College of Health Sciences.



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