This month we celebrate Women’s History Month to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Watch TED Talks by women leaders or a documentary about women’s rights, or celebrate women in your own way. Thank you to all the women who support and serve in the HIMSS and NC HIMSS organizations!
In this Newsletter:
Upcoming Events, CPHIMS Review Course Recap, SIG Updates, Duke MMCi Scholarship, Healthcare News, Sponsor/Sponsorship
April – NC, VA, and SC Chapters Networking Reception at HIMSS23 at Fatpour Tap Works on Monday, April 17, 2023, from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm CST Register Here!
May – Spring Social and Cybersecurity Session, May 17, 2023, in Raleigh to include a Cybersecurity SIG panel discussion, “Healthcare Cyber Resiliency: Lessons Learned from the Moore County Power Grid Attack” and Drive Shack outing. Register Here!
October – Annual NC HIMSS Conference at the Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh October 2-3, 2023. Mark your calendars and watch for additional information on abstract submissions, speakers, and so much more.
Other upcoming events – Summer Education Offering TBD
CPHIMS Review Course Recap – The virtual CPHIMS Certification Review Course was held Tuesday and Thursday evenings for two weeks between late February and mid March. If you missed this one, watch for future review courses!
Special Interest Group (SIG) Updates
DEI – Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join NC HIMSS’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Special Interest Group
Cybersecurity – Spring Social and Cybersecurity Session: The Cybersecurity SIG will hold a panel discussion titled “Healthcare Cyber Resiliency: Lessons Learned from the Moore County Power Grid Attack” on May 17, 2023, in coordination with the NC HIMSS Spring Social. Our panelists – from a local health system, the FBI, and DHS – will share best practices for anticipating, and navigating, ongoing cybersecurity risks and challenges. Audience engagement will be encouraged through Q&A.
Informatics – The Informatics SIG held its first meeting on February 20th, where the group brainstormed topics for educating the NC HIMSS members about how healthcare technology can impact patient care. Look for more updates about opportunities to learn and collaborate on this important topic.
Duke MMCi Scholarship – Duke School of Medicine’s Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) program is offering two $25,000 scholarships to NC HIMSS members for the Class of 2024. MMCi is a 12-month accelerated master’s program with a mix of business and clinical informatics courses. Individuals that seek to learn more about how data and technology can improve health care are welcome to apply. As a member of NC HIMSS, the first step is to learn more about the program, apply on the website and, if admitted, you may be selected as one of the recipients for a scholarship. Questions? Email MMCi at email@example.com.
Linda Hoover Academic Scholarship – The HIMSS North Carolina Chapter is proud to offer the newly named Linda Hoover Academic Scholarship in honor and in memory of Linda Hoover, who passed away in December, 2022. This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to provide recognition and financial assistance to a current NC HIMSS member toward their undergraduate or graduate degree program related to health management or health information technology. Learn more here.
National HIMSS updates and other important healthcare news in our state
- North Carolina lawmakers reach Medicaid expansion deal
- Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap
- NC Governor announces proposal to invest $1 billion in mental health services
- Health IT Investment: The Next Five Years
- Thomas Owens Named EVP and COO of Duke University Health System
- Cone Health Chief People & Culture Officer Named One of Top 50 Health Care Professionals
- Agreement Signed for Acquisition of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Davis Regional Medical Center
Become an NC HIMSS Sponsor
Our sponsors help us bring valuable programs to our members. Each month, we’re proud to showcase sponsors in this newsletter to share the value they bring to our community. Click here to learn more about sponsorship.
We’ve highlighted some of our newest sponsors below and will highlight additional sponsors in upcoming newsletters.
Centric Consulting strives to be a partner to clients big and small, providing the professional prowess you need to chart your path forward. It’s all part of their mission: to deliver an unmatched experience you won’t get anywhere else. Founded as a virtual company in 1999, an international management consulting firm with more than 1,400 experts in digital, technology and business consulting who are here to help solve your toughest problems. Centric’s consultants lead large-scale business transformation efforts, develop and execute on comprehensive digital strategies, and help clients prepare for the future while streamlining and improving their today.
Thank you for your continued efforts to support healthcare IT, healthcare delivery, and the health of all of us across North Carolina!
NC HIMSS Board of Directors