Nominations for the 2019/2020 President-Elect position


Below you will find the bio’s of our two nominations for the 2019/2020 President-Elect position for the SC Chapter of HIMSS. The nominations are Jason H. Cherry and Nick Patel M.D. Members in good standing will receive an email with instructions on voting.


Jason H. Cherry

Jason H. Cherry has 19 years of experience in IT, with the past 13 years being in Healthcare IT. Jason is currently the Director of Technology Services at Lexington Medical Center, a role that he has held for 2 years. At present, Jason serves on the Board of the SC HIMSS Chapter as the Director of Advocacy. He oversaw the team responsible for planning SC HIMSS’s recent Advocacy Day. Jason’s prior role was as the Assistant Director of IS with University of Chicago Medicine. He was also on the Board of the Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS as the Director of Sponsorship. Jason is eager to continue serving the SC HIMSS Board and Chapter. He feels that his leadership skills and organizational skills will be a great compliment to the team.


Nick Patel M.D.

Practicing internist for the past fifteen years at Prisma Health’s midlands affiliate, Palmetto Health. It’s the largest, most comprehensive, locally owned, non-profit hospital system in South Carolina. Currently serves as the Chief Digital Officer at Prisma Health and Vice Chair for Innovation for USC Department of Medicine. Prior to his current role he was the executive medical director of informatics at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. Has have given multiple presentations around the country in topics ranging from Healthcare IT transformation, governance, workflow enhancements, health equity, and population health. Subject matter expert for multiple Fortune 500 tech companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Intel. Played an instrumental role in the acquisition of over $24 million of venture capital funding for healthcare start-up companies. Serves as a leader in defining and articulating a unique vision on the utilization and development of technology in healthcare. He currently serves on multiple advisory boards including Hewlett-Packard Healthcare Inc, University of South Carolina College of Engineering & Computing, Kyruus, and Fraunhofer USA. He also has served as principle investigator on multiple IRB approved IT studies in conjunction with USC. Holds a clinical faculty position at the USC School of Medicine, department of internal medicine and USC School of Engineering and Computing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]