Kansas Chapter of HIMSS (KSHIMSS)

The Kansas Healthcare Information Management Systems Society is an official affiliate of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society. Their mission is to foster professional growth, relationships, knowledge and collaboration among health care information management professionals throughout the great state of Kansas. The KS HIMSS chapter is working toward promoting an organized forum for continuing education and exchange of ideas amongst its members to improve health care information and management systems that support patient care and wellness.

KS HIMSS offers educational opportunities at their spring and fall conferences and publishes a membership directory that contains valuable networking information not found anywhere else. Membership materials for HIMSS are available at the spring conference. The dues structure for KS HIMSS is as follows:

  • Chapter – $30 Primary responsibility for automated information systems management in a Kansas Hospital Association member facility or approved health care facility.
  • National HIMSS – $160 
  • Student – $30

If a facility has more than one staff member who would benefit from membership in KS HIMSS, all such staff members are eligible for “active” status. This means that they will have voting privileges. KS HIMSS has approximately 197 members. For more information on KS HIMSS, go to their website at kansas.himsschapter.org or contact Sally Othmer, KHA liaison, at (785) 233-7436. 

Upcoming KS HIMSS Events

April 6-7, 2017 - KS HIMSS Spring Conference
Drury Plaza Hotel, Wichita

2015-2016 KS HIMSS Board of Directors

Chris Wilson - President
Michelle McGuire - President-Elect
Mike McEldowney - Secretary
Trisha Harkness - Treasurer
Donna Garwood, Mary Matzke - Program & Events Co-Chair
Blaine Cappel - Membership Chair
Lynette Dick - HIE Liaison
Sam Antonios, MD - Physician Liaison
Sally Othmer - Advocacy/KHA Liaison
Tami Corn - Web/Communications Chair
Shawn Weldin - Sponsorship Co-Chair
Scott Barth, Bob Lies - Advisory Emeritus Co-Chair
Kerry Kellerman, Alisha Herrmann, Ken Abendshien, Shawn Weldin - Member Representatives

Related Links and Downloads

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Join us to hear an overview of the new final rule and the impact it will have on Kansas hospitals included in the mandatory MSAs, as well as hospitals outside of the MSAs. Speakers for this webinar include Steve Smith and Lucy Zhang from BKD.
For more information on this program, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org. Brochure available at: http://www.kha-net.org/EducationConventionTS/EducationEvents/Infection-Prevention-Conference-Mar-89-2017_137607.aspx
For more information on this program, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this event, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436 or afluke@kha-net.org.