We get the question often about how and which organizations to get involved if you are trying to grow business in the Fed Health IT sector and, as this recent survey clearly indicates, HIMSS NCA remains the top local group to participate in.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the preeminent global Healthcare IT not-for-profit organization, but what makes the HIMSS National Capital Area chapter so valuable is their dedicated focus on the Federal Health IT sector.
HIMSS NCA announced this week that they are opening nominations for their executive board (details below). This is a volunteer led organization and the opportunity to help drive the agenda and network with leading Federal Health IT executives ensures that beyond just being a good member of the community, the time spent volunteering has a real return on investment. Whether you opt to pursue a leadership role or not, any firm who has a large Federal Health focus should think about having someone from their organization involved on one of the committees. And, no, we are not getting paid to say this.
We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016-2017 HIMSS National Capital Area Board. Being a member of the HIMSS-NCA Board is an extraordinary opportunity to serve the HIMSS community and also to engage hospitals, managed care organizations, integrated delivery systems, non-profit healthcare organizations, as well as government agencies such as the Military Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health & Human Services.
The following 2016-2017 Chapter Board positions are open for nominations:
- President-Elect/Vice President (2-year term)
- Programs Chair
- Sponsorship Chair
- Advocacy & Community Chair
- Membership and Outreach Chair
- Health Information Exchange (HIE) Liaison
Click Here for position descriptions.
Eligibility for participation on the Chapter Board includes:
- Status as a dues paying member of HIMSS National
- Completion of at least one year of membership
- Held position on a HIMSS National or HIMSS NCA Committee
Voting Opens – April 27, 2016 (12:00 PM)
Voting Closes – May 8, 2016 (5:00 PM)
Election Results Announced – May 19, 2016 at our monthly meeting
Term of Office
The tenure of elected Officers shall commence July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. All positions, with the exception of the Vice President/President-Elect, will be one-year terms. The Vice President/President-Elect position is a two-year term, the second year culminating in the position as President of the HIMSS NCA Chapter.
Interested in nominating a colleague or self-nomination for one of the positions, please forward the name of the person you are nominating, contact information and the desired Chapter Board position to Diana Ceban at [email protected] by Wednesday, April 22, 2016.
Thank you for your participation in this important process!
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Also, please ensure that your membership is up-to-date and that you’ve chosen the National Capital Area Chapter as your chapter of choice: http://www.himss.org/membership/individual-options