Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS


NOHIMSS Spring Conference - May 18th,

Location: Corporate College, Warrensville Heights 

Exchanging the Data: Risks, Benefits, Conundrums


Data Driven Issues in Today’s Health Care

 Keynote Speaker will be Hal Wolf, CEO & President of HIMSS

In addition there will be CIO Panel, Security Panel & Research Panel

Registration open now. Click below.


Members of the CIO Panel: Ed Marx, CIO, Cleveland Clinic, Dan Clark, CIO, MetroHealth, Harun Rashid, CIO, Akron Childrens Hospital

Workshops Topics being presented :

Bridging the Gap: Using Social Media to Connect With Patients
What is Interoperability in 2018?
Interoperability Standards and HIE
How to Manage your Reporting Backlog?
The Internet of Things – How did we get here, where are we going?
 A Federated Approach to a Scalable and Actionable Data solution
Exchanging Clinical Performance Data: The MIPS Year One Experience
Analyzing Patient Safety Risk - A New Approach
A dynamic healthcare data ecosystem to support current and future helathcare needs


Ohio HealthIT Day (Advocacy Day)

April 25, 8:00am, EDT - 6:00pm, EDT

Ohio Statehouse Atrium

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

Register today:


The two Ohio Chapters of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Ohio have joined forces to bring the issue of healthcare information technology (Health IT) to the forefront of the political discussion. The Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter (NOHIMSS) and Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Chapter (CSOHIMSS) co-sponsored the Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day at the Statehouse in Columbus to directly engage state officials and address Health IT for the benefit all Ohioans.

If you have ever had an interest in actively participating in HIMSS, participating in local politics, or helping to shape the future of Ohio's Health IT vision, now is your chance! You can join your fellow Ohioans and Ohio HIMSS Chapter members to take our issues to the Ohio State Government.





NOHIMSS & Kent State University Health Informatics Program Webinar Series

Call for Presenters 2017-2018


Third Wednesday of Every Month, 12:00 PM Live

 1 hour of CAHIMS/CPHIMS credit for each webinar attended , Credit available for one year after original date


We are seeking presenters for our monthly webinar series in Health Informatics. The purpose of the series is threefold: 1) bring topics of real world relevance to graduate students in Health Informatics to supplement their classroom experience; 2) provide an opportunity for members of NOHIMSS to engage with the students for potential networking, internships and employment; 3) provide an avenue for earning CPHIMS/CAHIMS credit for members of the NOHIMSS Chapter.  If you would like to share your knowledge with your peers and students, please respond to this call for presenters.

Presentation Date are:

09/20/17, 10/18/17, 11/15/17, 12/20/17, 01/17/18, 02/21/18, 03/21/18, 04/18/18, 05/16/18, 06/20/18, 07/18/18, 08/15/18, and 09/19/18


 Please contact Christine Hudak at for additional information including the presenter request form.



Membership Update

We are 1,300 members strong — up from 1,100 as of June 2014.  If you would like to become a new member and belong to HIMSS affiliated organization, you can join for free via the HIMSS Organizational Affiliate Membership Sign-Up Page.  Note that you must use a valid work or school email to take advantage of this great offer.  NOHIMSS affiliate organizations include Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Lake Health, Southwest General Health Center, Summa Health System, The MetroHealth System, University Hospitals, Cuyahoga Community College and John Carroll University. For a full list organizations, visit the HIMSS Organizational Affiliate Directory

If you do not belong to an HIMSS affiliated organization, you can select an individual membership option on the JoinHIMSS page. National HIMSS membership is offered at $199 which includes membership to NOHIMSS.  Chapter-Only and student members are available for $39 and students for $30.  Affiliates are automatically renewed with their organization; others will be reminded annually.   New members can request a mentor via email with MENTOR in the subject line.  If you have additional questions, please contact us at AskNOHIMSS


HIMSS Grant Assistance for Veterans

If you are an active duty person who is interested in Health IT or a veteran looking to advance please go to the national HIMSS website at HIMSS Veterans Career Services Initiative.  Please contact Amy Justice  who has a grant to help veterans and is a veteran herself.  Also see bottom of this page for a feature on a fellow veteran.


Health Information Exchange

We are proud of our member contributions that helped make Ohio one of the nation’s best Health Information Exchanges – 90% of hospitals have joined an exchange. The CliniSync Health Information Exchange now has 149 hospitals contracted, more than 117 “live” sending results and reports directly to physicians and other providers, more than 400 long-term and post-acute care facilities, and independent physicians in over 1,200 practices. 


NOHIMSS Sponsorships

If you are considering sponsoring an event, please see our Sponsor Page. For a list of our current sponsors, visit our Current Sponsors Page