WI HIMSS January 2019 Newsletter

The winter is behind us, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a flurry of activity within the Wisconsin Chapter of HIMSS throughout the next couple of months.


First, we’d like to thank all of you who made our inaugural Joint MN-WI HIMSS Chapter Networking event a success in Hudson, WI last month.


Second, we’re just getting started, so continue to check out the agendas for each event below. We’re extremely lucky to continue to nail down speaker lineups that feature such a wide array of knowledge and experience.


Check them out below…we promise you’ll be impressed!


Section 1: What's Next




Last call! Our FREE CAHIMS / CPHIMS Boot Camps are this Saturday at 7:30am.


The Details:

Date: April 13, 7:30am, CDT - 4:30pm, CDT

Location: Aspirus Wausau Hospital  |  333 Pine Ridge Boulevard  |  Wausau, WI 54401


Take your career to the next level by registering here for the CAHIMS Boot Camp and here for the CPHIMSS Boot Camp.



4/16 Milwaukee Regional Networking Event


We’re back on the east side of the state with our April Regional Network Event! Don Kosiak, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPE and Sr. Vice President and CMO at Leidos will be presenting on Automating to Improve Care Coordination.


The Details:

Date: April 16, 5:30pm, CDT - 7:30pm, CDT

Location: Waukesha County Technical College – Pewaukee Campus  |  Richard T Anderson Education Center, Conference Room C051/57  |  800 Main Street  |  Pewaukee, WI 53072


Hope to see you in Pewaukee! You can register for this event here.


2019 Annual Spring Leadership Conference


Register now! We’ll have physicians, telehealth experts, population health gurus, AI pioneers, and blockchain enthusiasts…all in one room!


Well, actually two rooms, as we’re featuring breakout sessions for the first time in 2019, so register now and personalize your Spring Leadership Conference experience with us!


The details:


Theme: Patient Engagement/Patient Experience

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


See you in the Dells!


Section 2: Looking Back


Q1 featured our first ever joint networking event with the Minnesota Chapter of HIMSS at Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, WI. KPMG sponsored the event and had Bruce Eckert, a Director with KPMG’s Advisory Practice, present on IT integration, separation, and due diligence for healthcare provider clients.

Bruce debunked common healthcare myths, offered personal examples of his experiences with the healthcare system, and presented solutions for how IT can (help) fix American healthcare.




Section 3: Sponsor Spotlight

Before we dive into our sponsor spotlight for this quarter, we thought now would be a good time to direct you toward our new sponsorship benefits webpage. While the benefits are largely the same, now might be a good time to review to see if you're effectively leveraging your benefits and decide whether a different sponsorship tier is for you. Email WI HIMSS Director of Sponsors, John Pollard, with any questions.


Elite Sponsor Spotlight

AHEAD LLC partners with enterprise IT organizations to drive cloud adoption and acceleration. Founded in 2007, AHEAD has more than 300 employees spread across 10 offices. They were named “Partner Solution of the Year” by Puppet in 2018 Channel Partner of the Year Awards. Check out their website to learn more!


Premier Sponsor Spotlight


Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wis., that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. More than 8,400 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate and professional students call Marquette University home, and nearly all states and 84 countries are represented. Check out their website to learn more!


Section 4: Worth Sharing


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