Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS

Congratulations - New FHIMSS Member

Dear Members of Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS (NOHIMSS),


I and the NOHIMSS Board would like to recognize and CONGRATULATE…….Barb Bungard on achieving the designation of FHIMSS (Fellow Member of HIMSS)!! This is a great accomplishment and honor that is bestowed in recognition of Barb’s service, professional participation, job experience, publications, and presentations as a member of HIMSS.

Barb Bungard, RN, MSN, CPHIMS has been a dedicated part of the NOHIMSS Board for many years and is currently the elected Secretary for the NOHIMSS Board of Directors and the NOHIMSS Website Administrator. Barb works for Akron Children’s Hospital where she is the Manager of Epic Applications & IT Regulatory Operations where her responsibilities include: Managing Epic ASAP, HIMS, OpTime/Anesthesia, Care Everywhere Applications. Responsible for Collaboration with Clinical Informaticists & Epic Build Team to Support Clinical Decision Support, Responsible for Meaningful Use, TJC and other regulatory related initiatives. Barb also participates in the Ohio Meaningful Use Networking Group.

Barb joins Chris Hudak, Ph.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS (Chair, Education Committee) and Brent Hicks, CPHIMS, FHIMSS (Member At-Large) as other FHIMSS Fellow’s that are currently serving on the NOHIMSS Board of Directors. We are so very proud of all these members of our Board and are very excited to have another one of our hard working and dedicated Board Members achieve the FHIMSS designation.

Congratulations Barb and thank you for everything that you do for the NOHIMSS Board and its Membership!


Jonathan Levoy


Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS




Call for Presenters for Annual Fall/Winter Conference


The Northern Ohio Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (NOHIMSS) is pleased to issue a call for presenters for our Annual Fall/Winter Conference to be held at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Considine Auditorium on Thursday, November 29th, 2018.


CALL Deadline October 19th, 2018


As part of our continuing effort to promote the exchange of information and knowledge among our NOHIMSS members and the Healthcare Information Community we host our Fall/Winter Conference. This conference is known for its high “take away” value and variety of speakers. This conference will feature several opportunities for presentations, networking opportunities, and exhibitors. The topic of this Conference is: “Role of Healthcare IT during Medical Crisis and/or Epidemic”


Important Information


Proposed presentations will be evaluated on how helpful and practical the presentation will be to our audience. The presentation time can go quickly, so it is requested that you do not spend a lot of time on your background or institution.


  • The deadline for submission of proposals is October 19th, 2018 by 4pm (EDT).

  • All presenters chosen will receive a complimentary registration to the conference, along with (1) guest registration.

  • Presentations that are clearly intended as a “sales pitch” will not be considered.

  • All fields in the Call for Presenter Application form MUST be completed


If selected to present, a computer, projector, screen, and audio will be provided. Additions presentation tools needed would be the responsibility of the presenter.


  • Sessions will be 45 minutes in length

  • Presentation rooms have a standard setup and will not be altered to suite individual presenter needs (ADA not withstanding)

  • Presentations will be chosen by October 25th, 2018.

  • Formal notification of acceptance will be sent via email on October 26th, 2018.


Call for Presenters Application Instructions

Please read the instructions carefully. Complete and submit the application form electronically. Applications are due by October 19th, 2018.


  • Complete ALL fields in the Call for Presenter Application form

  • Provide a concise 250 words or less description of your presentation. If selected to present, this will be used as the description for the conference program

  • Provide a 500 word or less summary of your presentation that includes your objectives, the intended audience, lessons learned, your presentation style, and the “take-way” value for the audience

  • Please submit your “Call for Presenters” Application via email to:

    Applications are due October 19th, 2018.


The NOHIMSS Board appreciates your time in reviewing this Call for Presenters, and we invite you to participate in our Fall/Winter Conference even if you are not interested in presenting. We have opportunities for Sponsorship and/or Volunteers for this event. We also invite you to participate as an attendee, we will have information on our website about registration for the NOHIMSS Winter Conference very soon.


Thank you for your time and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this Call for Presenters, this Conference, or any other matters relating to NOHIMSS.


Jonathan Levoy,  President, NOHIMSS


Call for Presenters Submission


NOHIMSS Fall Conference

November 29th, 2018


Call for Presenters Submission



Presenter Information










Institutional Affiliation(s):


Member of NOHIMSS (Yes/No):


Member of HIMSS (Yes/No):


Presentation Information




Presentation Description (250 words or less):


Presentation Summary, please include- objectives, intended audience, lessons learned, presentation style, & Key “Take-Aways” (500 words or less):


Resources Required:


Presenter Education and Credentials:


Past Presentations:



Other Information that you would like the Selection Committee to know:





Congratulations to Mercy Health - HIMSS Davies Award Winner

Mercy Health will be recognized at the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, which takes place February 11-15 in Orlando, Florida.

Learn more about how Mercy Health has embraced the value of health information and technology: explore three award-winning use cases.

Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor will be speaking at the Cross Border Health Foundation Opioid Summit on 9/24 in D.C. to discuss U.S.-Canada relations to address the opioid epidemic. Hal Wolf, HIMSS CEO will be moderating the panel. Lt. Governor Taylor’s two sons have struggled with an addiction to opioids, so this issue is near and dear to her heart.

NOHIMSS Board of Directors and Committee Members for 2018-2019


Elected Officers    
NameNOHIMSS Board PositionCompanyTitleCertifications
Jonathan LevoyChapter PresidentOptimum Healthcare ITRegional Director, Client Services 
Barb BungardSecretaryAkron Children's HospitalManager of Regulatory IT Operations, Epic ASAPRN, MSN, CPHIMS
Greg SankerTreasurerKeyBank Commercial BankingVP, Enterprise Healthcare Banker 
Frank LongleyPresident-ElectCleveland ClinicIT Services & Solutions PartnerMBA, PMP, BRMP
Tony CaponiPast-PresidentRecruitIQ StaffingDivision Vice President 
Appointed Directors    
NameNOHIMSS Board PositionCompanyTitleCertifications
Jonathan Levoy- InterimChair, Programs Optimum Healthcare ITRegional Director, Client Services 
John PaganiniChair, Marketing & CommunicationsPaguar InformaticsPresidentMBA, CPHIMS
Amy LibertyChair, SponsorshipsStaffing Solutions EnterprisesDirector, StaffMatrix On-Site Services 
Christine HudakChair, EducationKent State UniversityProfessor & Program Coordinator, Health InformaticsPh.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Suzanne FinkChair, MembershipsCleveland ClinicLead Clinical Analyst-Emerging Clinical Solutions CenterMSN, RN, CCRN-K
Larry VoytenChair, AdvocacyIoT DirectionsChief Strategist 
Gena FoukeChair, Special IssuesConnectionStrategic Healthcare Consultant 
Tanya Arthur

At-Large (East)

Chair, Strategic Planning

Summa HealthCIO 
Pete KandisAt-Large (East)Aultman HospitalExecutive Director, Customer & Physician Services 
TBDAt-Large (West)   
Donna GrahamAt-Large (Open Area)The MetroHealth SystemExecutive Director, Revenue Cycle 
Giuseppe DilulioAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)Blue Chip Consulting GroupDirector of Business Development 
John ShanahanAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)University HospitalsDirector of Cancer Informatics 
Michelle BambauerAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)University HospitalsManager, IT Clinical ApplicationsMSN, RN
Ashish MasihAt-Large (Greater Cleveland)The MetroHealth SystemDirector, Business ApplicationsFACHE, CPHIMS
Brent HicksAt-LargeCleveland Clinic CPHIMS, FHIMSS
TBDStudent Board MemberTBDTBD 
Appointed Committee Members   
Committee MembersCommittees CompanyTitleCertifications
Brenda Sue RussellSponsorships Committee MemberUniversity Hospitals- CMC SeidmanChemotherapy Orders SpecialistMSN, RN-BC
David KissingerAdvocacy Committee MemberCity of MaumeeCouncilpersonRN
Joo Hyun HaEducation Committee MemberFirelands Regional Medical CenterClinical Informatics Pharmacist 
Alex LalukMemberships Committee MemberSisters of Charity Health SystemClincial Systems Analyst