Kansas Chapter of HIMSS (KHIMSS)
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 KHIMSS 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.
KHIMSS 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 KHIMSS 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 KHIMSS, all such staff members are eligible for “active” status. This means that they will have voting privileges. KHIMSS has approximately 197 members. For more information on KHIMSS, go to their website at kansas.himsschapter.org or contact Sally Othmer, KHA liaison, at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Chapter of HIMSS Spring Conference is scheduled for April 28-29, 2016 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita. Mark your calendars for this annual opportunity to obtain HIT continuing education, network with your friends across the state and share experiences. More information is available in the program brochure.
2015-2016 KHIMSS 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
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