One Month to go! CSO HIMSS Spring Conference

There’s only one month to go for the Central & Southern Ohio Spring Conference – The Hacker’s Guide to Hacking Healthcare. THE Conference on Privacy and Cyber-Security you just can’t miss!

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, OH on May 20th, 2016. AHIMA members get 4 AHIMA CEUs for attending so make sure to be there in force and get education and have a great time networking and interacting with the best of our community.

Please go to to register!

See you there!

HIMSS16 – One week to go!

Las VegasI know many folks are eagerly looking forward to next week in Vegas and HIMSS16. I’m looking forward to meeting my “Conference Buddies” those folks we see once a year at the Big Show! I’ll be looking forward to the keynotes from  Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health & Human Services & Michael Dell, Founder of Dell, Inc next Monday the 29th at the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian Hotel.

I try and encourage a balanced approach; educational sessions in the morning, lunch and then exhibit hall and vendors in the afternoons. This gives me the opportunity to experience a full conference experience along with some of my friends from the CSO HIMSS chapter and other chapters I’m connected with. Areas focused on project management in the areas of interoperability solutions (of course focused on CCD’s) analytics and datawarehousing, tele- health (after my recent visit to Cisco in Bangalore), Clinically Integrated Networks and revenue cycle optimization post ICD-10 are at the top of my agenda of mandatory sessions to attend. The Interoperability Showcase is my favorite area of the exhibit hall area to visit after my HIMSS15 experience. Best part of the entire conference in my humble opinion. Don’t miss it. You’ll be glad you saw it when you did. I’ve been pushing for it to go on the road to each state. I’m rarely a petition type of guy, but I’ll sign a petition for an “Interoperability Road Show” if I have to. It’s basically the essence of this blog entirely so “hell ya!” I’ll sign it.

If you haven’t already, register for the CSO HIMSS Luncheon on Tuesday March 1st. I’ll be there as well as many of our CSO HIMSS Board and our esteemed Chapter President, Scott Mash.

We can’t end without obviously the perfunctory “Viva Las Vegas!”

See you on the flip side folks!

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HIMSS 16 and CSO HIMSS Luncheon

HIMSS 16 is 3 weeks away and it’s going to be an exciting time for many as Peyton Manning, fresh off his Super Bowl win will be the keynote speaker, albeit Friday the 4th of March.

A few of the CSO HIMSS Board - Fall 2015
A few of the CSO HIMSS Board at our Fall Conference 2015

In addition, I’ll be there and hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet either at the HIMSS reception that first evening or at the CSO HIMSS Annual Luncheon that we have traditionally hosted at the national conference. Please do go to the CSO HIMSS site to register as there aren’t many seats available for the luncheon this year. Come by and meet the CSO HIMSS Board members who are in attendance. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

One week to go for CSO HIMSS Spring Conference 2013

Please make sure that you plan on attending the CSO HIMSS Spring Conference for 2013 titled “Meaningful Use: The Practical Approach”. We have great speakers and a wonderful location, thanks to our hosts, UC Health for allowing us to use The Drake Center facilities in Cincinnati. Please register at to participate.

We have topics covering Infrastructure, Reporting, Patient Engagement and ICD-10. See you there!

CSO HIMSS Advocacy Day 2012

It’s time to register for Advocacy Day.  CSO HIMSS has a great line-up of speakers for this year’s event and really need your participation in order to meet with your legislator and share our message. The event is on March at the Vern Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio from 9am to 5pm EST and is free for all who attend. Please register at and take part in this yearly event that has been adopted by the other chapters around the country.

The speakers for Advocacy Day are: Representative Barbara R. Sears, R-46, Assistant Majority Floor Leader Senator Keith Faber, R-12, President Pro Tempore Mark Patton, JobsOhio, General Manager for BioHealth, Logistics and IT sectors, Dan Paoletti, CEO of Ohio Health Information Partnership and Trudi Matthews, HealthBridge’s Director of Policy and Public Relations.