South Florida Chapter of HIMSS - Get Involved

Welcome! We are pleased you’ve taken the first step in joining such a prestigious organization that is dedicated to optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information technology.  The South Florida chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (SFLHIMSS) is your gateway to new knowledge, contacts, skills and more.  As a member, you can take advantage of top-notch healthcare IT programs right in your local area.

Transforming healthcare through technology will take all of us working together. Find your niche and start contributing your ideas to HIMSS initiatives and to the national healthcare agenda. There are a variety of ways for you to utilize your membership to its full potential, and to become as involved as you’d like.  Join your peers in one of our vibrant communities, committees or this chapter and start making a difference right now!

Below are a list of our committees. If interested in joining, please contact the corresponding Board member and they’ll help orient you to the committee and discuss with you our various opportunities. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with events throughout the year. To volunteer your time at one of our events throughout the year, please email sfl.info@himsschapter.org .

Committee

Committee Purpose

Contact Information

Advocacy Committee
  • Create relationships and communicate with elected officials
  • Plan HIT Day at the Capital
  • Stay informed of HIT related bills & advocacy topics
David Brown

david@mauryrawlinsbrown.com

Membership Committee
  • Recruit new chapter members 
  • Educate the communite on HIMSS value 
  • New member welcome letters & quarterly orientation programs
Leon Green 

Leon.Green@vitas.com

 

Jim McKeen

jim.mckeen@CentricConsulting.com

Program Planning Committee
  • Plan chapter events 
  • Set up event logistics 
  • Create new programs

 

Janine Pratt
janinepratt@KPMG.com
Sponsorship Committee
  • Liaison with chapter sponsors
  • Recruit event & annual sponsors 
  • Review & mantain sponsorship levels and associated benefits
Lou Mendez
Lucianil.Mendez@crowncastle.com
Communications
Committee
  • Create communication strategies using email & social media 
  • Create chapter newsletter 
  • Draft chapter communications
Krista Riveron
kriveron@mynsu.nova.edu
 
Ana Agostini
Aagostini@mhs.net

 

Education
Committee
  • Create lunch and learn series 
  • Recruit speakers for target topics 
  • Identify and/or author educational articples for the newsletter
Liz Rockowitz
erockowi@fiu.edu
 
Alicia D'Empaire
aliciad@baptisthealth.net

 

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About SFLHIMSS
SFLHIMSS was organized to promote the professional development of members, to improve the reputation of the profession and to encourage advancement in the field of health care management systems.  Our objectives are to promote the sharing of ideas and experiences, work on joint projects at the local level and to provide a forum for meeting and networking among local professionals in the field of healthcare systems.
 
The SFLHIMSS chapter was first organized in 1988 and has grown both in sophistication and membership.  The chapter started with a dozen members and can now boast that it has over 1,200 members.  The Board of Directors is elected by the membership.  The geographic area outlined in the by-laws of the SFLHIMSS chapter includes Broward, Dade, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach Counties, Latin America, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.  National HIMSS members not in these counties have the option to choose the SFLHIMSS chapter as their local chapter.
 
About HIMSS
HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.  Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, and other locations across the United States and Europe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people.  HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.  Visit www.himss.org for more information.