As we write this month’s newsletter, we are reminded of the opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude to our members, and those who serve on our board. We want to wish each of you holidays that are filled with family and friends, warmth and joy.
Stay tuned for date, time, and location announcements on the following events:
● Winter Social & Dinner – January 23, 2023
● Winter Educational Offering
● NC HIMSS is hosting a CPHIMS Certification Prep Course for the 3rd time!
● 2023 Events: Spring Social, Summer Education Offering, Fall Conference
What are the CAHIMS and CPHIMS certifications?
The CAHIMS and CPHIMS certifications demonstrate an individual’s expertise and experience as a health information and technology professional. In a field experiencing vast change, it’s important to possess a standard body of knowledge and an up-to-date skillset. HIMSS certifications show you’re well informed and well prepared for what’s next in your career.
The Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification demonstrates a solid foundation for early careerists or those with other areas of focus that will give you an advantage as you strengthen abilities, acquire more experience, and advance your career path.
The Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) is a certification program for experienced professionals, acknowledging and honoring their proven expertise and commitment to the field and to continuing professional development
For more Information check out HIMSS Certifications Overview
Special Interest Groups (SIG) Update
NC HIMSS is organizing SIGs in areas such as cybersecurity and informatics. A special interest group, or SIG, is a community within a larger organization with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning, or technology. Members cooperate to produce solutions within their particular field. As these SIGs are formed, NC HIMSS members will have the opportunity to join in the dialogue! More to come in the next newsletter and on our LinkedIn website.
Organizational Affiliate Highlight
What is an organizational affiliate? Healthcare provider organizations or agencies and colleges or universities with a health information and technology program can join HIMSS as Organizational Affiliate (OA) members. The HIMSS OA program extends educational and networking benefits for all of employees/staff and offers the opportunity for everyone to join HIMSS at no additional cost, including local chapter membership. If your organization is an OA, it is simple to sign up at www.himss.org/oa-signup using your OA-related email address.
This month we are highlighting Mission Health, an Organizational Affiliate. Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare based in Asheville, North Carolina operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, provides post-acute and long-term acute care, and is the region’s only Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. Learn more.
Healthcare News to Know
National HIMSS updates and other important healthcare news in our state
- November 17 Marked National Rural Health Day
- Health Systems Make a Play for Women
- Eugene Washington To Step Down From Duke Health in 2023
- National Rural Health Day Spotlight: Bridging gaps to support mothers and babies across the East
- Rizzo Named Vice President of Surgical Services at Cone Health
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.
From Cloud and Data Center, Security, Collaboration, Networking and AI to Digital Transformation, Managed and Professional Services or Financing, ePlus brings a vast perspective through expertise refined over more than three decades. ePlus helps organizations design, orchestrate, and implement versatile technology solutions, allowing customers to maximize the return on their technology investments. Learn More.
Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions anytime and anywhere. Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, near real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad-hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Learn More.
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