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. 

Kansas Chapter of HIMSS 2016 Spring Conference: Save The Date!

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 will be posted as it becomes available. 

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
Cody Wilson - 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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KDHE, in partnership with the KHA and KHERF, is offering a training opportunity for new and experienced CAH leadership focusing on preparation for CAH surveys on Dec. 2 in Wichita. Please contact the Chrisy Madden at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org if you have any questions.
For more information regarding the KHSC Board Meeting, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or spoage@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this event, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436: Jennifer Findley (jfindley@kha-net.org) Hayley Finch (hfinch@kha-net.org) Chrisy Madden (cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this event, contact Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436 or dlewis@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.