2020 Q1 WI HIMSS Newsletter


2019 is now behind us, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a flurry of events over the next few months at the Wisconsin Chapter of HIMSS. First, we’d like to thank those who attended our two fall regional networking events in Madison and Milwaukee. Our events wouldn’t be successful without you!

Section 1: What's Next

2/6 Wausau Regional Networking Event

“EHR Burnout: How to decrease the gap between those building the EHR and those using it"

The Details:

Date: February 6, 2020

Location: Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. - Wausau  |  2305 Sherman St., Wausau, WI 54401

Join us at the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. – Wausau to hear Bluetree Network’s Melissa Tran talk strategies for giving your providers a voice, increasing collaboration between those building the EHR system and those using it, and saving valuable time for clinicians and IT representatives through several targeted efforts.

[ Register here ]

3/8 – 3/13 HIMSS National Event

Be the Change

The Details:

Date: March 9-13, 2020

Location: Orange County Convention Center  |  Orlando, FL

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers from around the world.

[ Register here ]

SAVE THE DATE! – 4/16 Joint Wisconsin-Minnesota Chapter Event

Title: TBD

The Details:

Date: April 16, 2020

Location: Troy Burne Golf Course  |  295 Lindsay Rd, Hudson, WI 54016

Back by popular demand! For the second straight year, these two Midwestern staples will be joining forces to bring valuable healthcare insights near you.

SAVE THE DATE! – 5/14 Wisconsin HIMSS Annual Spring Leadership Conference

Theme: TBD

The Details:

Date: May 14, 2020

Location: The Wilderness Resort  |  Wisconsin Dells, WI

Join hundreds of fellow healthcare professionals at our annual Spring Leadership Event. Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE! – June 2020 Joint Wisconsin-Greater Illinois HIMSS Chapter Event

Theme: TBD

The Details:

Date: June 18, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

Location: TBD

Join us for our first event Wisconsin-Greater Illinois Chapter networking event! Save the date!

Volunteering Options

If you’re at all interested in assisting with the Spring Leadership Conference in May, email Treena Hoffman. The workgroup meets on Fridays to plan logistics, coordinate speaker session details, market the event, and make the event an overall success.

Section 2: Looking Back

November 2019 Madison Regional Networking Event

Wisconsin HIMSS members joined Nordic’s Kevin Erdal on “Navigating the Cloud.” Kevin walked through how to decide what you may want to move to the cloud, when it makes sense to move, and why you may want to move (now or later).


December 2019 Milwaukee Regional Networking Event

We gathered at Versiti Blood Research Institute in Milwaukee to hear Wipfli’s Tom Wojcinski explain how MDR platforms function as well as how they can be used to enhance an organization’s cybersecurity posture, especially related to identifying events that threaten the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of ePHI.


Section 3: Sponsor Spotlight

Before we dive into our sponsor spotlight for this quarter, we thought now would be a good time to direct you toward our new sponsorship benefits webpage. While the benefits are largely the same, now might be a good time to review to see if you're effectively leveraging your benefits and decide whether a different sponsorship tier is for you. Email WI HIMSS Director of Sponsors, John Pollard, with any questions.


Elite Sponsor Spotlight

Nutanix was founded with a bold vision: to make managing IT infrastructure so simple that it becomes invisible. It all started with bringing together compute, storage, networking, and virtualization in one invisible stack.

Today, their industry-leading Enterprise Cloud platform is enabling thousands of companies to run their apps and workloads with unparalleled performance in whichever cloud makes sense—private, public, or edge—knowing it’s working seamlessly with minimal intervention. Learn more about Nutanix here.

Premier Sponsor Spotlight

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