The NJHIMSS Chapter has a number of committees looking for your participation. Participation in a committee is a prerequisite to becoming a member of the Board. Join today!
If you are interested in serving, click here to complete the Committee Submission Form and appropriate committee chair will contact you or if you want more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVOCACY - Chair: Bala Thirumalainambi, Bryan, Kennedy Ghanti
The purpose of this committee is to improve outreach to state and federal legislators on matters relating to Healthcare IT; Make the NJ Chapter of HIMSS the recognized resource for legislators seeking information on HIT; Coordinate a state level advocacy event; and aggregate information regarding HIT legislation for dissemination to the chapter membership.
HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS - Co-Chairs: Kennedy Ghanti, Monae Haskins, Anthony Rosania, Mike Fortunato
The purpose of this committee is to keep focus on the informatics issues facing physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinical partners. Our goal is to provide insight to the specific concerns of the health population and strategies for how to bridge the informatics connection. In the fall of 2014, this committee sponsored a very successful 1 day educational event that was worth 7 CME credits for the attendees.
DIGITAL MEDIA - Chair: Jennifer D'Angelo
The purpose of this committee is to prepare and distribute several newsletters via email and web; maintain the website and social media and ensure that content is refreshed regularly and reflects the work of the various committees and sponsors; conduct surveys of the membership to ensure that the educational / networking mission of the chapter is successful; and advertise chapter events and sponsor activity to the membership.
EVENTS/SPONSORSHIP - Co-Chairs: Casey Hafford, Kathy Contrato, Ed Henry, Mike Fortunato
The purpose of this committee is to plan and coordinate the 2-4 events that chapter hosts each year; and ensure that there is a steady volume of sponsors sufficient to cover the chapter's planned activities for the year.
MEMBERSHIP - Co-Chairs: Monae Haskins, Mike Fortunato
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to maintain a strong membership roster with reasonable growth targets; involve a wide constituency in the chapter including clinical, informatics, and students, as well as HIT professionals. Our goal is to continue to grow the chapter membership through local and national events, and bring innovative thought leaders into the NJHIMSS roster.
SCHOLARSHIPS - Co-Chairs: Kendall Hendrick, Julia Staas, Christine McBride
The scholarship committee is responsible for establishing our annual scholarship program and overseeing the candidate selection process. Our chapter provides scholarships on an annual basis for graduate, undergraduate, and veteran students of Healthcare Information Management and Healthcare Information Technology. Our application period is in the Spring of each year ending on May 31st. We select winners by July 15th. We recognize the winners of each scholarship at our fall event in October.
The applicant must be attending a school in New Jersey or be New Jersey resident. The applicant must have at least a B average or equivalent at the time of the application. Certificate students may submit a letter of recommendations as a substitute for transcripts. An NJ HIMSS Member in good standing must sponsor the Application. Previous Scholarship winners are ineligible.
SECURITY, PRIVACY & COMPLIANCE - Co-Chairs: Arturo Peralta and Gerry Blass
The Security, Privacy, and Compliance (SPC) committee was formed to address the ever-increasing need within the NJ healthcare provider and payer community for greater collaboration and education on information security, patient privacy, and regulatory compliance issues. In November 2009, the HITECH Interim Final Rule came into effect with regulatory mandates and Meaningful Use requirements for implementing greater security and privacy controls. The subsequent migration of hard copy to electronic medical records and interoperability resulted in more electronic protected health information (ePHI) locations and more connected medical devices. Since 2015, cybersecurity attacks have increased due to increased vulnerabilities, resulting in numerous breaches and threatening patient safety and lives. Recent ransomware attacks have resulted in extended network and application downtimes in several healthcare organizations. The purpose of the SPC Taskforce is to provide NJ healthcare professionals with a forum for collaboration and education. Through educational sessions focused on the most pressing issues in the world of information/cyber security, our goal is to increase awareness, share best practices and lessons learned, and serve as a convener for members interested in security, privacy, and compliance.
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FINANCE - Co-Chairs: Kendall Hendrick and Jennifer D'Angelo
GOVERNANCE - Co-Chairs: Jim Hennessy, Jennifer D'Angelo
AD HOC ELECTION COMMITTEE - Co-Chairs: Jim Hennessy, Jennifer D'Angelo
The NJ Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (NJHIMSS) is a consortium of healthcare professionals, providers and vendors who are committed to promoting constant improvement in the use of information technology within the healthcare industry. Good communication and setting appropriate expectations between technology developers and healthcare executives results in improved information systems which increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve the quality of healthcare. We offer Education and Sharing Experiences, Introduction to New Technology and Networking with colleagues.
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