African-American SIG

Chair

Iris P. Frye, MS. MBA, PMP, CPHIMS
irispfrye@gmail.com

Co-Chair

Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA
President/CEO
Omnimicro
shelblake@omnimicro.com

Mission

To advance knowledge and decrease disparities within the African-American community utilizing health information technology in the delivery of healthcare, EHR adoption and patient engagement.

Goal

To build a foundation within healthcare information technology through tools and resources that will support improving the patient experience, the quality of care, and the health of the African-American population, along with reducing the costs of health care.

Objectives

  1. To inspire lifelong learning;
  2. To advance knowledge of Health IT;
  3. To strengthen the African-American community within HIMSS;
  4. To bridge the gaps between Health IT and the African-American communities to enhance clinical quality outcomes

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Recording of Past Webinars

February Meeting Recording