Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS


 Roundtable with a Leader - Driving Profitability for Private/Physician Practices

Date: January 23, 2018, 5:30-9:00 pm

Speaker - Harun Rashid, Chief Information Officer, Akron Childrens Hospital

Location: Blue Canyon Kitchen Tavern, 8960 Wilcox Dr., Twinsburg

Cost: $65/person

Space is limited. Registration will open soon for NOHIMSS Members.

Contact Ashish Masish ( amish@metrohealth.rog) for questions.



IHE Executive Educational event:

· Join @IHEUSA and @HIMSS for an exclusive workshop for health IT professionals to gain tactical, strategic, and technical perspectives to achieve true interoperable healthcare. Register today: #EmpowerHIT

· Secure an exclusive tour of the #IHE NA #Connectathon 2018 by joining the Road to Interoperability workshop on Jan. 17 featuring real success stories from @SequoiaProject and Strategic HIE Collaborative.

Register today: #EmpowerHIT





· Interested in sponsoring the #IHEUSA Plug-a-thon? Email the team today to discuss the benefits & secure 1 of the 7 spots at

· #IHEUSA Plug-a-thon Learn more about the exciting tracks available: #HealthIT

· @IHE_USA is launching a Plug-a-thon with several tracks focused on new, emerging technologies #HITworks #EmpowerHIT

· Check out the 4 new testing tracks and event details: #EmpowerHIT


Discount codes for HIMSS Chapter Members:

Key dates for the IHE NA Connectathon in Cleveland, Ohio





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