Ontario Chapter of HIMSS

2020/21 Call for Board Members

The HIMSS Ontario Chapter is seeking digital health leaders to join our volunteer Board. We have three (3) positions available for the 2020 - 2021 term including the position of President-Elect and two (2) Director positions as Members-at-Large. For more details please visit our 2020/21 Call for Board Members.



Sponsor "flattening the curve" during this Covid-19 pandemic

HIMSS Ontario Chapter has heard that many of our members and corporate partners are struggling to find ways they can meaningfully contribute to "flattening the curve" during this Covid-19 pandemic. There is an opportunity to sponsor howsmyflattening.ca, the project that is providing near real-time data on where we stand in Covid-19 counts and predictions of care need in Ontario at this time. The project volunteers are combining the data analysis with advice from countries like China, Italy, and Spain. The Trillium Hospital Foundation is managing donations so tax receipts are supplied. For more information or to donate, please click here. For information on other ways to donate such as expertise or in-kind resources, please contact Dr. Darren Larsen at dr.darren@me.com  Thank you and please reach out to us if you have questions at ontario.info@himsschapter.org



HOLD THE DATE - Wednesday, June 3, 2020  4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Our AGM

Members only. Details to follow on our Annual General Meeting, including remote attendance and agenda. We look forward to having you attend.



Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2nd Annual Ontario Health IT Conference - Mark your calendars!

Plan to attend our largest annual event!  Held in Toronto and sponsored by the HIMSS Ontario Chapter

Location: Toronto Congress Centre. Agenda details to be available soon.

For more information to attend, exhibit, or sponsor, please contact conference organizer Robert Glanville via email robert@healthitconference.com

Photos from the 2019 conference:



Membership Engagement Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide increasing value to our members, we have just completed a survey to better understand what we're doing well and how we can continue to improve. The survey has now closed and results will be shared with members in the near future. Also, if you were the lucky winner of the draw, a member of the team will be in touch soon with more information.


Feature Publication: 

New April 24, 2020 publication by Chapter Member, Greg Horne, Principal Health Analytics Strategist, SAS.  In his article, Greg talks about the many market forces supporting the transformation to virtual digital health programs and that the COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest compelling event. To read the full article and comment please visit Will health care be fundamentally changed post-COVID-19?

For more publications and media please visit our Publications and Media webpage. If you have recently published an article, please email us at ontario.info@himsschapter.org





HIMSS Rebrand Launch

We are please to share that HIMSS Global has refreshed its brand. Visit the HIMSS website to see the new look and feel. Sign up for HIMSS TV for the latest videos from HIMSS.




October 2, 2019 launch and invitation to participate in ELF-HIMSS Ontario Mentorship Program

The Ontario Chapter of HIMSS and Emerging Leader Forum (ELF) have partnered to bring a new mentorship program to the Ontario health technology sector. This program looks to pair seasoned health technology leaders with emerging healthcare leaders. Through experiential learning, grounded in the mentors own professional context, mentees gain powerful new techniques for navigating their careers. As we move into 2020, those who are 5+ years into their career are encouraged to enroll as a mentor.



Levering mobile network operators for COVID-19 contact tracing...

April 26, 2020 - watch Derek Ritz's HIMSS20 bite-sized video on COVID-19 contact tracking to prompt discussion and action in 300 seconds or less...


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