New England HIMSS Latest News and Announcements
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The New England Chapter of HIMSS 2021 Bylaws have been approved!
Interested in reading them, access them here: New England Standardized Chapter Bylaws
If you have any questions, send us an email!
New England HIMSS would like to congratulate Micky Tripathi on his appointment as President Biden’s new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). A longtime advocate for interoperability, we’ve had the pleasure of hearing Micky speak at several of our events in the past. His most recent speaking engagement with NEHIMSS was during our Annual Spring Conference in 2019 at Gillette Stadium.
Read more about his appointment and his previous work, here.
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A message from Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer, Rhode Island Community Food Bank:
A message from Beverly Catchpole, Senior Director of Development, Connecticut Food Bank:
A message from Kate Steward, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Vermont Food Bank:
Sending greetings from a chilly Barre, Vermont to the entire HIMSS- New England Chapter. I wanted to take a moment and share our deep gratitude for your community and your generous donation. Your gift has helped the Vermont Foodbank to continue to be out there on the front lines during COVID-19, making sure that our neighbors who are losing work and pay can find some breathing room with food assistance. It has been truly inspiring to feel the outpouring of support from amazing groups like yours- your dedication to fighting hunger does not go unnoticed and it makes an incredible impact in the lives of our neighbors facing hunger. Your compassion and care for our neighbors is helping to build a Vermont where everyone has the food they need to thrive.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support.
A message from Robin McCarthy, Annual Giving Officer, Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine
Please convey my thanks to your chapter members for including Good Shepard Food Bank in their holiday party fundraiser.
Your gift will help families in need access healthy meals this season.
Current Status of Telehealth in New England
HIMSS New England Advocacy Chair
The ability to deliver and be paid for healthcare services delivered through telehealth modalities was both inconsistent and uncertain prior to the beginning of the public health emergency (“PHE”) surrounding COVID-19. The reality of coverage prior COVID-19 was that some of the states in New England required coverage, but others were silent. The shutdowns of healthcare facilities and offices caused by the onset of CVOID-19 in March 2020 completely altered that landscape. See how the Federal Government and how our New England States responded.
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!
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!
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