October 2018 Newsletter

  • 6th Biennial WA HIMSS Conference
  • National Health IT Week
  • Member Spotlight
  • Connect with the WA HIMSS Chapter
  • Sponsor Article: Halo Communications
  • Our Sponsors
Upcoming Events
WA HIMSS 6th Biennial Fall Conference
Transforming the Experience for the Provider, Payer and Patient through Technology
When : Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where : Bellevue Embassy Suites (3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA)

The Fall Conference is right around the corner and if you have not registered, don’t wait! We have more than 30 speakers lined up to inform, share and inspire you. Space is limited and already filling up with community members looking to learn how technology and innovation is transforming the healthcare experience. Sign up before prices go up on October 10th!

Keynote Speakers :
Dr. Ankur Teredesai & Dr. Greg McKelvey - KenSci

Standard Registration:
Ends October 9

  • HIMSS Members & Collaborating Group Members: $160.00
  • Non-member: $215
  • Students & Veterans: $70.00

Take advantage now before prices increase on 10/10!
Become a Sponsor
If you are a technology vendor, manufacturer or consultant and have a product or service that transforms the way providers and payers delivers care to patients, then don’t miss this opportunity to share! Various packages are available. Click below to visit our website and review the different sponsorship package option
Thank you to our sponsors for the Conference:
National Health IT Week: Oct 8 - 12
It's National Health IT Week! Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Member Spotlight

Washington HIMSS member Karen Y Newman attended the Washington HIMSS Nursing Bootcamp in 2017, and is now certified by the ANCC in Nursing Informatics. Her new credentials now include RN-BC. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!
Connect with the Washington HIMSS Chapter
Become a Member
Not a member? Click here to join and receive discounted prices on Washington HIMSS events.

There are several different membership options available:

  • Regular membership: $199/year (includes local chapter membership)
  • Chapter/local membership: $39/year
  • Student membership: $30/year

If your workplace is an Organizational Affiliate, you have access to a complimentary HIMSS membership. Click here for more information on how to sign up.

Thanks to our Organizational Affiliate Members: Bellevue College, MultiCare Health System, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Providence St. Joseph Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the Clinical Informatics MS Degree at the University of Washington.
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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.
Volunteer for a Committee: Nursing Informatics Committee, Fall Conference Committee, Membership Outreach Committee
Smart Devices in a 24/7/365 Work Environment
Brought to you by our Washington HIMSS Platinum Sponsor:
Upgrading technology can be overwhelming, and even more so in a healthcare setting. Factors you may not have in a typical office environment are significant when dealing with the health and welfare of patients. This is the first Insight in our 3-part series outlining challenges health systems must consider when choosing smart devices, upgrading security and network reliability to support clinical communication and collaboration technologies.  Download the Insight  and learn more.
Our Sponsors
New Gold Sponsor:
Centric Consulting
Centric Consulting is dedicated to providing unmatched client experiences that center on collaboration. Working together, we implement lasting solutions that work. Solutions that matter. Centric is a business consulting and technology solutions firm providing full-service management consulting services across leading industries, including healthcare and life sciences. Together with you, we optimize your processes, enable you to achieve your business goals and become more competitive through technology and digital advancements. Our culture, people and delivery come together in what makes Centric truly different - our balanced approach to achieving last solutions. We've created a company culture that embraces big thinking and small details, providing enterprise impact through local delivery. We have the crucial conversations, we ask the hard questions and we look at the problems from all angles.

Thank You to Our Sponsors