Your Monthly News & Updates
In This Issue:
  • HIMSS Board Elections Update
  • Events: Upcoming HIMSS & Community Events
  • Past Events: 16th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference
  • Our Sponsors
WA HIMSS Board Elections Update

It's that time of the year again for our 2018 - 2019 HIMSS Washington Board Elections. All active HIMSS members should have received an Email link to vote. Voting will close on Sunday, June 10 and winners will be annouced on June 15.
We are excited to accounce our three candidates:

Interested in volunteering on a non-elected board position? Click here to learn about these opportunities, including our two new positions: web master and member advancement chair.

Upcoming HIMSS Events
Emerging Technologies Series:
Power Data Innovation that Transforms Care at Seattle Children's

What: Happy hour, appetizers, networking!
When: Wednesday, June 20 5-7:30
Where: Strucutre Cellars & Winery (Sodo)
Come hear about Seattle Children's Enterprise Analytics team's relentless pursuit to power data innovation that drives action to transform care, grow and accelerate research, and enrich community engagement through a new operating model that plays a pivotal role in this transformation.
6th Semi-Annual HIMSS Northwest Fall Conference:
Transforming the Experience for the Provider, Payer, and Patient through Technology
When: October 15th & 16th, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites, Bellevue, WA
Agenda and registration coming soon!
Looking to share how your organization is transforming the healthcare experience? We are looking for presenters, event exhibitors, and event sponrors. Send an email to: for more information.

Community Partner Events
Xconomy: What's Hot in Seattle Biotech
Cambia Grove is sponsoring this event and is offering two complimentary tickets to HIMSS members. Email by June 6th if you're interested!

When: Tuesday, June 12; 12-6:30 PM
Where: Cambia Grove - 1800 9th Ave, Suite 250, Seattle, WA
The Beyond Imaging: The Future. Today.
This is a dynamic and engaging thought leadership and networking event where you will explore the incredible advancements happening in digital imaging technologies: artificial intelligence, compute power and fast/secure networks that can help enable healthcare organizations revolutionize healthcare: Intelligent Devices, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Technologies.
HIMSS members are invited to this exclusive dinner, networking and learning event! Learn how machine learning, AI and cloud power radiology and care delivery. Join experts and colleagues in dynamic and engaging thought leadership and networking. Invitation only.
RSVP now as space is limited. No fee to attend. Dinner and reception included.
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018; 6 to 9 PM
Where: The Westin Seattle - 1900 5th Ave, Seattle
RSVP now as space is limited. No fee to attend. Dinner and reception included.

Startup Day Seattle featuring HHS - June 27, 2018 @ Cambia Grove

  On June 27, Cambia Grove will host Startup Day Seattle featuring HHS, a day designed to b ring together entrepreneurs, HHS representatives and health care leaders from across the Pacific Northwest. Attendees will walk away with simple, actionable ideas for connecting to resources that enable health care innovation, both within HHS and beyond. Find more details and the full agenda on Cambia Grove's website. Tickets are currently sold out-join the waitlist to keep updated as more tickets become available.
Past Events
HIMSS Washington Chapter Sponsors the Northwest Patient Safety Conference - May 1
A great day of education and shared stories from a variety of healthcare organizations across the state was held by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition at the 16th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference at the Hilton Airport Conference Center.
A highlight of the day was the keynote lecture by Dr. Michelle Melo of Stanford where she presented a powerful story about medical error and the CRP process (Communication and Resolution Process) to work with caregivers, hospitals, and families when a medical error occurs. This new approach in the United States is leading to more collaborative and open process to medical errors.
Presentations by Confluence Health and UW, amongst others, discussed their approaches to Just Culture and patient safety. They noted that they include aspects of healthcare technology issues when they may be a part of the occurrence.
President-Elect Gwen O'Keefe, MD and Treasurer Kelly Nettle, MS RN-BC attended and manned a HIMSS booth where they showcased the ability of physicians and nurses to become free chapter members if their healthcare organization is a HIMSS Organizational Affiliate. A very fun day!
Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities
Want to help plan one of our annual programs or join a committee? Volunteering for our outstanding events or getting involved with program planning, communications and sponsorship are great ways to expand your professional network and advance your career.
Our Sponsors
Thank you to our newest annual sponsor:

Halo Communications' clinical communication platform is transforming patient care by streamlining real-time communication and coordinating care among nurses, physicians and staff.  Halo includes HIPAA-compliant Messaging, Voice technology, and mobilized Alerts, all supported by Smart Scheduling and Teams™. Halo is cloud-based, highly configurable and easily deployed in phases to grow and adapt with a health system's needs.

Check them out here

Thank you to all of our annual sponsors!
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