Ontario Chapter of HIMSS

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Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th - 2nd Ontario Health IT Conference (Virtual only) - Registration opening soon!

Plan to attend!  Held virtually and sponsored by the HIMSS Ontario Chapter. November 4-5, 2020  9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT. Conference details available soon.

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

Photos from the 2019 conference:



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



Board of Directors 2020/21

We are pleased to announce that Howard Rosen has been voted in as President-Elect and our two new Directors-at-large are Bhavana Patel and Joanne Templeton. We would like to thank the other candidates who expressed interest in these positions.  Please visit our Board of Directors page for our 2020/21 Board.  



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:  by Chapter Member, Greg Horne, Principal Health Analytics Strategist, SAS.  In his April 24, 2020 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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For questions, please contact us at ontario.info@himsschapter.org