Chapter Advocacy: Global to Local Call for Action

January 13, 12:00pm, EST - 1:00pm, EST



Learn about the impact of the transition in Washington and Columbus and how we can work closely with policymakers and policy advocates.

About this Event

The Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS announces the first webinar of the 2021 series that connects our professional community to local, regional and national leaders in healthcare and healthcare IT, as we continue our learning, sharing, and meaningful discussions in a COVID-19 world.


Governments have put forward a number of initiatives to ensure that the right care is delivered at the right place and time. By supporting a commitment to healthy communities and connecting with policymakers, we can help create a modern public health ecosystem that will enable automated, interoperable, secure and rapid data exchange.  

Join NOHIMSS as we communicate to chapter members the impact of the  transition in Washington and Columbus and how we can work closely with policymakers and policy advocates. 

HIMSS is currently developing and implementing a Nationwide COVID-19 Strategy Supported by Modern Health Information and Technology Solutions which includes:

• Adopt a Permanent Expansion of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies and Services

• Modernize Our Public Health Data Infrastructure

• Heighten Our Nation’s Focus on Health Equity

• Undertake Development of a National Patient Identification Strategy

• Reaffirm Our National Commitment to Expanding Interoperability and Health Data Exchange

• Bolster Our Nation’s Cyber Defenses Related to the Healthcare Infrastructure

• Capitalize on Health Information and Technology to Apply Innovations to Care Delivery

• Capitalize on Health Information and Technology to Apply Innovations to Care Delivery



Date/Time: January 13 2021 from 12 to 1pm EST

Sponsor: KSU

Title: Chapter Advocacy: Global to Local Call for Action


  1. NOHIMSS approach to Advocacy – leadership team, contact information, objectives and opportunities to participate
  2. State and Local issues
  3. HIMSS National Priorities
  4. HIMSS Government Relations leadership and information exchange
  5. Interactive Discussion



Valerie Rogers, MPH serves as a director in the HIMSS’ Government Relations Team. There she leads engagement with local, state officials and HIMSS chapter advocacy volunteers in state-level health information and technology policy development and supports a nationwide network of advocates addressing state/federal legislation/regulations in order to positively impact all aspects of health information and technology.

Marcie Stoshak-Chavez, MD, FACEP is passionate about Healthcare, having spent over 25 years in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine at a Level One Trauma Center in Chicago. During that time, she served in departmental administrative leadership, championed new technology use in the ED and helped further the development of future physicians through teaching rotating residents in the Emergency Department. She continues to practice on a part time basis.

Larry English is president and cofounder of Centric Consulting, a management consulting firm that guides you in the search for answers to complex digital, business and technology problems. Twenty years ago, Larry and his like-minded pals founded Centric with a focus on changing how consulting was done by building a remote company with a mission to create a culture of employee and client happiness. Today, Centric is a 1,000-plus person company with offices in 12 US cities and India.

Lawrence J. Voyten RN, BSN, MBA will be the program facilitator. He is Chair of the NOHIMSS Advocacy committee and NOHIMSS Board Member. Larry brings 40 years of diverse experience as a business executive. He has worked with senior leadership in healthcare consulting, business expansion and information technology program development. He is especially skilled at working with senior level management to define their business drivers and then synchronize the strategy with tactical objectives to deliver measurable results. Larry also contributes a deep background in start-up ventures, education and training programs.

Thank you to our sponsor KSU Health Informatics for powering our Zoom webinar.