Though one can observe some commonality in the delivery of healthcare, it can be surprising how diverse it is. Then, language that must be catered to and cultural differences must never be underestimated. The one-size-fits all, under these circumstances, then becomes a massive challenge as many multinational suppliers have found out. The lack of standards over the many years has also been a draw back in achieving the holy grail of he paperless solution.
Our Members in Action
HIMSS members are an active, vibrant group of health technology professionals who are making a difference in their organizations and communities. Learn from our challenges and accomplishments, career experiences and expectations. From clinical to non-clinical, we all share a passion for improving healthcare through practice and process. Gain valuable insight from our journeys as you continue on yours!
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Members in Action
February 27, 2013
January 15, 2013
My greatest reward has been working with the staff and leadership of HIMSS, and seeing how a professionally managed organization starting with Helen Figge, senior director, career services, professional development, and JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, all the way up to Norris Orms, EVP& COO, and Stephen Lieber, president and CEO, are dedicated to a single mission of service to their membership and the communities in which they operate.
October 03, 2012
Look at every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow. Never stop learning.
June 26, 2012
Working with both the amazing volunteers and HIMSS staff on task forces and work groups has been especially rewarding. Most recently, serving as chair of the social media work group over the past year has been a great experience. We tackled some new challenges in the industry relative to social media, and were able to pull knowledge from across the country, showcase some great case studies, and present the results back to the industry. Others are validating that we produced some valuable products.
May 16, 2012
I do a lot of speaking now at HIMSS and other educational events, and I always try to incorporate HIMSS in some way.
May 09, 2012
I joined HIMSS and attended my first HIMSS conference in Orlando in 2008. I’ve been a member, and attended every annual conference, since then.
April 17, 2012
View a question and answer session with our member Bill Vrooman, MS, LHMSS.
February 15, 2012
I have been pleased to see recent funding resources have been dedicated to help move our healthcare delivery system from the silos of our cottage industry architecture toward the goal of a patient-centered, interoperable, standards and evidence-based system. We are making a bit of progress in evolving to an inter-professional team approach that includes the healthcare consumer as a key stakeholder on that team.
November 02, 2011
GE Healthcare has been building patient portals for more than a decade. While there is tremendous institutional knowledge and research in-house, our leadership requires a constant “outside-in” approach to market analysis.
July 27, 2011
Since winning the Davies Award I have had the opportunity to transition from a private practice to an academic institution.
July 06, 2011
I enjoy meeting and talking about healthcare with people at every level of healthcare, whether it’s payers, IT, hospitals, vendors; doesn’t matter.
June 21, 2011
I became involved with HIMSS when I began attending local and national education events. I find HIMSS educational events offer the best ways to stay current with trends and technologies in health IT.
June 01, 2011
View a question and answer session with our member Bill W. Childs.
May 04, 2011
My advice to people just entering the managerial or health IT field would be to involve the physicians and nurses and other hospital personnel when making any changes in the IT system that is being used. If you want staff members to use the system you are developing, it is a tremendous help if they feel that they are involved in the development. If you provide health professionals with the opportunity to discuss the desired outcomes of the system that is being created you will create much better results.
July 14, 2010
We are honored to be one of 15 communities nationwide to receive funding through the Beacon Community Project. I think it recognizes the amount of and quality of work we’ve completed to date on our IT infrastructure and this one is especially exciting because it underscores the importance we place on innovation.