WVHIMSS Spring 2016


More than 30 WVHIMSS members participated in HIMSS16 Las Vegas alongside 42,000 other conference attendees who helped make this the largest healthcare tradeshow in the United States. The Mid-Atlantic Chapters of HIMSS also held a Networking Reception on March 2, and enjoyed networking with colleagues and meeting new people while enjoying cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres.

Make sure to save the date for HIMSS17, which will take place February 19 - 23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.

WVHIMSS Spring Event and Annual Business Meeting

Register now for our spring 2016 event, which will take place June 9-10 at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. The theme will be “Reaching Beyond the Walls” with a focus on telehealth and e-visits. Presenters will include: 

  • West Virginia State Senator Ryan Ferns, sponsor of SB320 that permits the practice of telemedicine, delivering an opening keynote address
  • Dr. Barry Wendt, CMIO St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Northern Kentucky discussing best practices to achieve a successful telehealth and e-visit program
  • Thomas Martin, Ph.D., Director - HIMSS North America, Director – Personal Connected Health Alliance presenting, “Telehealth, Telemedicine or Something New?”
  • A expert panel discussion on telehealth in West Virginia
  • Entertainment from the DBI Band

You can take advantage of early registration with a discount:

Registration Type             Member             Non-Member             Student    
Early Bird until 4/30/16 $85 $120 $65
Registration until 6/4/16 $130 $165 $110
Day of Registration $155 $190 $135


Please contact us at wv.info@himsschapter.org for more information.

The HIMSS 2016 events are made possible with the generous support of our sponsors. If you are interested in gaining visibility with HIT leaders from throughout the state by sponsoring, please contact sponsorship@wvhimss.com or visit our website at sponsorship

Call for WVHIMSS Board Nominations

All WVHIMSS members are encouraged to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the 2016 WVHIMSS Board of Directors for the following positions:

  • Vice President/President Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Members at Large (2)

Please view the WVHIMSS Board and Committees presentation to learn more about the responsibilities for each. Interested candidates may also email wv.info@himsschapter.org to contact the incumbents for more detail on activities associated with the positions.
The following committee chair positions are also open for volunteers and are not elected positions:

  • Communications Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Sponsorship Committee
  • Programming Committee
  • Student Program Committee

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for one of the elected board positions, or participate on any of the committees, please email Nathan Gibson at election@wvhimss.com by 5:00pm ET April 8, 2016. The election will take place electronically via email April 25-May 6, 2016.

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