HIMSS recognizes Hank Fanberg, HIMSS Louisiana Chapter Advocacy Chair as the 2017 Chapter Advocate of the Year. Because of Mr. Fanberg’s advocacy efforts and leadership, the Louisiana Chapter has been in the forefront of leading change in health information and technology in the State. Specifically, Mr. Fanberg has established sustainable relationships with officials at the Louisiana Department of Health and has overseen “Connect Louisiana”, an advocacy event which celebrated its second successful year during National Health IT Week 2017. He has also spearheaded Louisiana’s successful application for assistance from the National Governors Association’s program on improving the flow of health information at the state level.
Mr. Fanberg is recognized as Chapter Advocate of the Year because of these and many other achievements and should be seen as a model for chapter advocates nationwide! He will be recognized during the Public Policy Breakfast and the State Advisory and Chapter Advocacy Lunch at HIMSS18.