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.

 

 

Web portal to facilitate COVID-19 donations directly to healthcare providers: 

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/04/10/new-web-portal-to-facilitate-covid-19-donations.html

 

 

 

GA HIMSS 2019-2020 Chapter Strategic Goals

Updated Strategic Plans (April 25, 2020) - Click Here

 

 

"Wins and "Good News" Stories - COVID-19 

A word from our sponsors:

Fortinet, the global leader in cybersecurity technology, is proud to support our healthcare customers during the current COVID-19 epidemic.  A number of support teams have been working around the clock to provide a reference architecture configuration and deployment support to several large hospital systems.  As the metro New York area has been dubbed “the epicenter” of the Corona Virus, Fortinet is supporting a large hospital system in providing secure remote connectivity for “pop up” testing facilities around the New York metro area.  The fast deployed solution supports secure VPN tunnels back to hospital datacenter.  The team is proud and honored to play a role in supporting our front line doctors, nurses, and first responders in this fight against the Pandemic. 


Capsa Healthcare manufactures mobile computing and medical cart solutions for a wide spectrum of healthcare providers worldwide. The increased demand for these solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented in recent weeks. Our focus is to support all healthcare providers by quickly producing the products they need, while ensuring the safety of our coworkers and communities. Our manufacturing facilities have rapidly increased production of critical products including isolation, mobile computing and telehealth carts to meet the growing demand. We are grateful to all of the clinicians and healthcare providers who are working tirelessly to care for those fighting COVID-19 and we will continue to do everything we can to support them.


Comcast is helping Americans stay connected to the Internet in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comcast is opening Xfinity WiFi networks for free nationally. Additionally, the company is offering free, unlimited data and promises to connect low-income families. "During this extraordinary time, it is vital that as many Americans as possible stay connected to the Internet – for education, work, and personal health reasons" - Dave Watson, Comcast Cable President and CEO. https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

 

Proofpoint is providing ~80 meals to some of the frontline workers at PPMH next week.

 

Fortinet announces all online cybersecurity training courses available for free.

 

To help you keep pace with the evolving advanced threats in this new era, Fortinet has released its entire online catalog of advanced cybersecurity training courses for free so you can continue to combat risks.

  

As your distributed workforce security needs evolve, we’re here to help equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to deliver end-to-end performance and protection. The latest release of free courses cover topics such as, Secure SD-WAN, public cloud security, secure access, and more. These courses will be made available at no cost until the end of 2020, so you can continue to expand your security expertise all year long.

 

Explore the courses to begin your free security training now.

 

 

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:
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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.)  
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Committee Member – Committees include:  Advocacy, Membership, Programs, Sponsorship, Communications, Professional Development – and it’s a great path toward a board seat!
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Subject Matter Expert - Speak at an event or sit on a panel.
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Volunteer Staff -  for one or more events

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