President's Welcome

Hello South Florida HIMSS members!
Welcome to the South Florida chapter of Health Information and Management Systems Society (SFLHIMSS) the premier Health IT organization in South Florida, here to proudly serve you and all of your Health IT needs.  My name is Oscar E Perez, and I am the new SFLHIMSS President for the next 2 years.  I am also the Vice President for Memorial Healthcare System, a world class healthcare system in South Broward.  I would first like to start by thanking Pua Cooper for serving wonderfully as president for the past two years, and building on the great legacies before her.  They are big shoes to fill but with the support of our great board members, we look to continue to build up on that success. South Florida HIMSS is an active and lively chapter that boasts over 1,500 members and provides valuable Health IT educational content throughout the year to help all of you stay current, network with your peers, and help with the digital transformation of Healthcare in South Florida.
Our goal is to ensure that you always feel well-informed on all Health IT topics that impact your respective areas of interest and responsibility.  We have done this by providing events throughout the years that bring speakers and content from all over, and this year will be no different!  We are proud to provide a strong line up of events each year, beginning with our signature event coming up on September 24, 2019.   This event is our South Florida HIMSS Integrate Conference, featuring compelling healthcare IT educational topics. With 400+ healthcare professionals in attendance, you can participate in sessions discussing the latest industry topics, as well as collaborate with leading industry solution providers.  Don’t forget to register today, as the conference is less than 2 weeks away.
Our South Florida HIMSS chapter provides many wonderful opportunities to volunteer and help influence how technology is used to positively transform healthcare in our own backyard. For those of you who are new to the HIT industry, getting involved with this team is also a great way to network with seasoned professionals who can help you as you begin your exciting career. For those that are seasoned HIT veterans, getting involved is also a great way to give back.  We have many committees that would love to have you. To see what is available, visit our webpage South Florida Chapter of HIMSS - Get Involved.
As your 2019-2021 Chapter President, I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and programs and hear from you on how we can serve you better.
Thank you!
Oscar Perez
President, Southern Florida HIMSS Chapter