Georgia Chapter of HIMSS

  Welcome to the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS


 The Georgia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (GAHIMSS) provides statewide leadership for the advancement and management of healthcare information and technology. 

For more information on partnership opportunities please click here GA HIMSS Chapter Sponsorship Program or click on the "Get Involved" header.



The Georgia Chapter of HIMSS presents its

Inaugural Gala


9th Annual Golf Classic and Fundraiser

May 3 & 4, 2018

At the Distinguished

Stone Mountain Marriott Conference Center


The Stone Mountain Golf Club – Lakemont

Click here for more details and Sponsorship Opportuities


Click here to see the event brochure




Executives Available for Platinum & Award Reception Sponsorships:

Brian Barnette CIO, Shepherd Center

Chris Paravate – CIO, Northeast Georgia Health System

Geoff Brown – CIO, Piedmont Healthcare

Bradley Dick CIO, Resurgens Orthopaedics

Jeff Buda CIO, Floyd Medical Center


Executives Available for Lunch, Breakfast, Beverage Cart & Golden Eagle Sponsorships:

Ben McKeeby – CIO, Grady Health System (available half day for golf)

Rick Allen – CTO, Navicent Health (Reserved)

Andy Goodwin – CIO, Harbin Clinic (Reserved)

Sandra Lucius – VP IT Applications, WellStar Health System

Tom Beaver – Executive Director of Technology, Grady Health System (Reserved)

Al Squire – Executive Director of Network, WellStar Health System

Beth Grimes – Director Enterprise Data Analytics, Gwinnett Medical        

Nancy Stockslager – Director, Applications, Gwinnett Medical

Steve Williams – Manager of Applications, Northside Hospital (Reserved)

Brian Chandler – Manager, Help Desk, Northside Hospital (availalbe for golf day only) 

Melynda Brown – IT Manager, Interoperability, WellStar Health System

Chuck Furstenau – Director Network and Telecom, Piedmont Healthcare (Reserved)

Rob Boschen – CIO, Georgia Urology (Reserved)



Check back weekly to see who else will be joining us!




The Georgia Chapter of HIMSS is Actively Seeking Volunteers


The GA HIMSS mission is to actively engage our members, sponsors, partners and legislators in improving health and health care in Georgia through healthcare information and management systems.

Our healthcare ecosystem involves providers, payors, vendors as well as legislators with the patient at the center. It is my hope that our volunteers are comprised of individuals that mirror this healthcare community. It is only through working collaboratively in this community that we can improve health and health care in Georgia through healthcare information and management systems.

I would like this year to be one of even more member involvement and collaboration.  Please apply to the Board, become an event chair/speaker, join a committee, or share your experience.  It is your opportunity to contribute your talents, learn from others, network, and advance professionally and personally.

This is your time to become an active part of a premier organization in Healthcare Information Technology. We are soliciting nominations for individuals who are interested in serving in the following capacities:
Board Member - The time commitment for a board member consists of, at a minimum, attending four board meetings and two events for the 2017-2018 year as well as leading an activity for the chapter (e.g. Chairing of a Committee or assisting a Chair, leading an educational session, etc.)  
Committee Member – Committees include:  Advocacy, Membership, Programs, Sponsorship, Communications, Professional Development – and it’s a great path toward a board seat!
Subject Matter Expert - Speak at an event or sit on a panel.
Volunteer Staff -  for one or more events


GaHIN - Designated Entity for the State of Ga HIE!

Governor Deal officially named GaHIN as the State-Designated Entity for the State of Georgia Health Information Exchange (HIE)!

The request was made by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and gives GaHIN greater freedom in pursuing funding opportunities. In September 2015, DCH also received approval from CMS naming GaHIN as the SDE for HIE in Georgia.








Additional Chapter Representation Achieved This Past Year by the Board Members: 

Dee Cantrell:
Georgia Health Information Network Board of Directors

Georgia Health Information Network Chair of the Technology Committee

Christopher Kunney:
HIMSS Chapter Leaders Taskforce
Southern Region Chapter Advocacy Roundtable Vice Chair