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Our Summer Newsletter is Here!
Join the New England, Alabama, Mississippi, and Southern California Chapters of HIMSS as we transport you to a highly interactive, virtual environment for in-depth learning and networking opportunities at our virtual conference.
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2020 - 2021 Presidents Message
Welcome to the NEHIMSS Chapter website, a valuable resource to connect and network with thought leaders, advisors, and colleagues working every day to support the transformation of health through information and technology. Whether you produce, use, store, move, or analyze information, or if you work with the technologies that support these activities, we have a wealth of resources and events throughout the year to support you.
- Monthly virtual educational events
- Monthly virtual evening networking events
- Monthly virtual sponsorship educational events
- All day virtual conferences
Now more than ever we need to recognize and acknowledge our Sponsors. I cannot begin to emphasize how much we depend on their generosity and participation to bring these planned events. We are committed to supporting them as well by bringing several opportunities for them so that they too will have the chance to interact with many of you. I want to thank them for their endorsement and continued support of the chapter and our members.
Some things haven't changed, and volunteers continue to be at the core of our organization. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our Board of Directors for more information.
New England HIMSS Achieves Ambassador level of Chapter Advocacy for 2019-2020.!
On behalf of the HIMSS Government Relations Team, congratulations on reaching the Ambassador level of Chapter Advocacy for 2019-2020. We recognize and appreciate your dedication to transforming health through information and technology at the state and local levels and for engaging in the Chapter Advocacy Roundtable!
Cancelation of Annual Conference at Gillette
NEHIMSS Lleadership has decided to postpone the upcoming NEHIMSS conference held at Gillette scheduled for September 30, 2020 due to the uncertainty in the current healthcare crisis. Because of the unpredictability of the situation with COVID-19 at this time, it is impossible to predict what will happen in the fall. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this very unique situation. We will keep you informed of any new developments which impact you. The safety and security of our members, speakers, partners and exhibitors is of utmost importance to us, please adhere to all the state and federal guidelines. Refunds will be distributed over the next two weeks to our attendees.
Here is a link to frequently asked questions and resources for the state of Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information. Take care of yourself. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the coronavirus, please reach out to your local community health provider for assistance.
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!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE NURSES
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
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.