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  • Welcome to SC HIMSS, the South Carolina chapter of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), a non-profit, volunteer organization focused on better healthcare through information technology.  Our over 700 Chapter members include a healthy mix of providers and vendors, and range from C-level executives to undergraduate students.

     

    As a volunteer organization, we are both for and by our members.  “For our members” involves education and development of both clinical and technical healthcare professionals in our state.  We do this by providing great programming and educational opportunities via our conferences, networking events, and webinars; supporting students through our Scholarship Program; and using our Advocacy program to educate our legislators, helping them understand issues that are important to our members. “By our members” means that we are dependent on the dedicated volunteers who are on our Board and Committees and who do the work to ensure that our offerings are robust and our Chapter is healthy and growing.

     

    We want you to join us!  The Chapter has enjoyed steady growth, and we’ve expanded our offerings as that has occurred.  We know we can do more, and we’d like your participation.  There are a lot of easy ways to get involved, and I’m sure you’ll find the experience rewarding!  Please contact me, or any other member of the Board, and we’ll help you plug in to the Chapter in a way that works for you.

     

    Thank you!

    A Welcome from our President!
  • The NC Chapter of HIMSS has an awesome event coming up for Nursing Informatics ̶ the Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics (WINI) ̶ scheduled for August 19 & 20 in Charlotte, NC.

    WINI is for anyone interested in life-long learning about healthcare informatics and nursing informatics. It is specifically targeted for experienced nurses prepping for the ANCC or new informatics nurses gaining knowledge and skills expected in the Nursing Informatics role. The workshop provides an opportunity to prepare for the ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification Exam, including 18 CE Credits for nursing education as well as CPHIMSS and CAHIMSS CE credits.

    Here are some additional highlights:

    • Location: Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, NC
    • Dates: Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Includes light breakfast, lunch, snacks
    • Cost: (Early bird) $575 for NC, VA, SC HIMSS chapter members; $600 for non-members before July 19
    • Includes 18 CE Credits (ANCC & CPHIMSS & CAHIMSS)
    • Includes 1-year subscription to CIN, Computers, Informatics and Nursing

    Class is limited so make sure you register soon! For more information go to http://www.nchimss.org/weekend-immersion-in-nursing-informatics

    Nursing Informatics
  • Brian Freedman is a Senior Information Assurance Analyst at Security Risk Solutions, Inc.  In this capacity, Mr. Freedman leverages deep project management and technical experience in order to lead key elements to several Health-Information Technology (IT), Privacy and Security initiatives.  One specific example includes Mr. Freedman’s role as Deputy Program Manager / Technical Lead for a large State of West Virginia HIPAA Security Risk Assessment effort.  This effort involves a deep HIPAA Security Rule assessment on behalf of multiple State agencies in order to ensure compliance and program maturity.  He helped to design and develop solutions that allowed the State of West Virginia to manage diverse risks through a consistent, coordinated, and sustainable strategy.

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    Spotlight on Brian Freedman
  • Elizabeth  Regan,  PhD, MA, BS, AS
    Chair
    Dept. Of Integrated Information Technology, University of South Carolina

    Elizabeth Regan, PhD, MA, BS, AS, is chair of the Department of Integrated Information Technology (IIT) and associate professor of health information technology at the University of South Carolina (USC).  She is also an adjunct professor in USC’s Arnold School of Public Health. A major focus has been launching USC’s new master of Health Information Technology degree program, a joint offering of the Department of IIT and the Arnold School of Public Health.  She was recently appointed to the HIMSS Innovation Committee.

    Elizabeth Regan, PhD, MA, BS, AS