Houston Chapter of HIMSS

Register Now for 2018 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference!

Plan now to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this annual meeting of all five Texas HIMSS Chapters, to be held this year April 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Register here on the 2018 Texas Regional website

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October 2017 Houston HIMSS Lunch and Learn - Coordinating Care Across Our Community – In good times and in bad

In case you missed our October Lunch & Learn.

Nick Bonvino, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, spent a couple of more minutes after his presentation to talk with Toby Boyett about the future of HIE.

Stay tuned and join us for our next lunch and learn featuring Haley Fountain on November 17th!

Membership Moment – Congratulations to Pamela Linden-Brown

2017 Best Boss Award – UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston HIMSS Chapter member, Pamela Linden-Brown (left) being presented UT MD Anderson Cancer Center’s prestigious 2017 Best Boss Award by Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer, Steven Hahn, MD (right), on October 18, 2017. Pamela was selected amongst more than 300 candidate submissions for the award.

Pamela Linden Brown (left) is a Manager of Information Services and Product Manager of the Epic Radiant Team in the EHR Clinical Ancillaries Department, and is joined by her one-up, Toby Boyett, Associate Director, EHR Clinical Ancillaries (right) and local HIMSS chapter board member.  “Pamela is one of the OneIS Division’s most popular managers and leaders. She is beloved by her team members and by anyone that has ever reported to her. She genuinely cares for her employees and the feeling is mutual,” said Toby Boyett.

Pamela Linden-Brown and her EHR Clinical Ancillaries - Radiant Team

TMCx Networking Event - September

Big thank you to TMCx Innovation for providing a great venue!


Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Houston HIMSS Chapter Scholarship Awards

Photos taken by Marcos Hernandez at the Houston HIMSS Lunch and Learn, 9/22/17. (from left: Mark Anderson, Juliana Brixey, Ira Martin, Danmeng Huang, and Carlos Perez-Aldana)

Danmeng Huang is a Ph.D candidate major in health policy, and expected to graduate by August 2018. During her four years of study at UT Health School of Public Health, she has been working on hospital financial data and medical claims data analyses. In her dissertation, she will access the clinical and financial impacts of different mammography screening intervals using real world claims data.

Carlos Perez-Aldana is a doctoral student at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at Houston, TX. Previous to joining SBMI, he worked as a telemedicine and e-health advisor as well as a faculty member at a prestigious Medical School in Bogota, Colombia. Carlos is interested in the applications of informatics within Public Health or Public Health Informatics. He currently serves as the Vice President for the UTHealth's Association of Students for Interprofessional Healthcare (ASIPH) and as the Treasurer for the SBMI's Student Governance Association (SGO). He is expected to graduate in 2021.

Ira L. Martin, RN, is a student of Capella University. She is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and has achieved candidate status. She is expected to complete her doctorate in December, 2018. Ira has been recognized on the President’s List for both the spring and winter quarters. Ira was inducted into Capella’s Nursing Honor Society in August, 2017. She is the student liaison for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing or AACN’s Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) for masters and doctoral students. Ira is employed as an SCR in the Office of Performance Improvement at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and manages the Head and Neck Oncoplastic National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (HNO NSQIP).

September 2017 Houston HIMSS Lunch and Learn - Predictive Analytics in Critical Care Environments

In case you missed our September Lunch & Learn.

Craig G. Rusin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology for Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital, spent a few more minutes after his presentation to talk a bit more with board member, Mark Anderson.

Stay tuned for our next lunch and learn on October 27th!