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Future Leaders: Apply for a HIMSS Scholarship Today

Student members, it’s that time of year again! HIMSS is offering scholarships for scholars like you who have achieved academic excellence and exhibit potential as future leaders in the health information and technology industry. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 23 at 11:59 pm CT. Learn about this year’s scholarships. For more information, contact scholarships@himss.org.

Lunch & Learn: Innovation in Healthcare - Partnering with TMCx

We had a great Lunch & Learn meeting in June.  Texas Woman's University gave us a warm welcome and the facilities were great, allowing us to comfortably accomodate upwards of 90 attendees!

We heard presentations from 6 innovative companies associated with TMCx and the audience got to vote on their favorites, based on three criteria: quality of the presentation, speaker's presentation skills and industry need for the solution presented. Here are the top three scores (graded from 1 to 10):

1. Revealix (Adrianna Cantu - adrianna@revealix.com) - 8.66
Revealix is an evidence-based digital health company focused on “Simply Saving Limbs”. Their technology aims to reduce the rate of diabetic limb complications and amputations by enabling earlier identification of patients at-risk for foot ulceration, an integral component in achieving the “75% prevention” rate. Through intelligent, mobile and scalable imaging software, Revealix helps doctors easily and rapidly pick up on temperature patterns that are meaningful to preserving limb health.

2. PreopMD (Christiana Obi - dr_obi@preopmd.com) - 8.51
PreopMD was founded on the idea that technology can be used to create a seamless surgical experience for patients, providing guidance from the surgical consult, through the preoperative evaluation process and beyond. PreopMD’s digital clinic enables clinicians to track, monitor and instruct their patients through the surgical process, ensuring that all labs, clearances and instructions are completed prior to the day of surgery.

3. Valhalla Healthcare (Alexeis Baqui - albaqui250@gmail.com) - 8.44
Valhalla's solution, Allevia™, is an AI-powered intake system that automates clinical documentation for healthcare providers. Providers who use Allevia™ to automate their notes see a 30% reduction in data entry by clinicians, increase in patient throughput by 10%, and over 90% provider satisfaction

The presentation was recorded, and below are links for the full video of the meeting as well as the handouts.

Video of the meeting

Handout (slides)


Recorded Webinar with Mark Anderson, President, HIMSS Houston

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Houston HIMSS Awarded Medium Chapter of the Year!

HIMSS North America announced the 2018 Chapter Awards. The Houston Chapter is honored and delighted to be chosen as the Medium Chapter of the Year. Award recipients will be recognized at the HIMSS19 Awards Gala in Orlando, FL. 

Read about all the awards here.  


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