Effective July 1, 2016, Mike Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, chief medical information officer, Sparrow Health System, will begin his one-year term as chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. Beth Casey Halley, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, principal advisor, MITRE Corporation, will begin her term as vice chair.
"As the board chair, I’m excited to be a part of a leadership team that will continue to advance health IT and support the Society’s role as the health sector’s IT thought leader," said Mike Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, chief medical information officer, Sparrow Health System.
Four individuals will also begin their three-year terms of service on the HIMSS North America Board of Directors.
The new HIMSS North America board members are:
Ruben Amarasingham, MD MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pieces Technologies, Inc.
Susan Heichert, RN
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Jonathan M. Niloff, MD
Consultant, Former Chief Medical Officer
McKesson Connected Care & Analytics
Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI
Chief Medical Information Officer
HIMSS North America Board members are executive leaders with national reputations for excellence and dedication to the best use of IT in the health field.
"The members of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors generously provide their time and governance expertise; I am honored to welcome our four new members to the board as our chair Dr. Mike Zaroukian and vice chair Beth Casey Halley take office. These dedicated men and women shape HIMSS’s mission. I look forward to working with the Board in the year ahead as we strive to fulfill the HIMSS vision of better health with IT," says Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS North America.
Learn more about the HIMSS North America Board of Directors.