SC HIMSS 2016 Fall Conference – Keynote Speakers

Join us this year for the SC HIMSS 2016 Fall Conference: Healthcare IT: Your “X” Factor, November 9 & 10, 2016 at the Columbia Convention Center, SC, as we continue provide a forum that offers exceptional insights, optimal opportunities to network and learn from colleagues, and peruse the latest in products and services.

We are pleased to have Denise Hines, CEO, eHealth Services Group, and Senator Thomas Alexander as Keynote speakers for this event.

HIMSS’s Women in Health IT Initiative: Celebrating Accomplishments. Advocating Change
Denise Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS
CEO, eHealth Services Group

dhinesThis year, HIMSS launched our Women in Health IT initiative to empower and equip women to achieve at their highest capabilities. Our initiative includes thought leadership on gender-based issues in health IT, “a room of one’s own” on Healthcare IT News, a Roundtable, educational programming at HIMSS events around the world, and an Awards program recognizing influential women.

The results of a 2015 HIMSS survey, with responses from 20,000 women in health IT on workplace, job satisfaction, recognition and opportunities to move up – coupled with 2016 thought leadership on gender-based pay inequalities – spoke clearly to HIMSS’s leadership, particularly Carla Smith and John Whelan, two HIMSS EVPs. HIMSS’s research has uncovered pressing needs for highly-credible thought leadership, community, education, and resources to achieve gender-based parity in our field. This presentation will describe the research leading to HIMSS’s initiative, early results of our initiative, and opportunities to engage meaningfully in making a difference in our sector.

The Challenges of Telehealth and CyberSecurity in SC
Senator Thomas Alexander

thomas-alexanderLearn from Senator Thomas Alexander on the challenges of telehealth and cybersecurity in SC. Senator Alexander serves on the board of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Health and is the chairman of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee within the Senate Finance Committee. He also serves on the Banking and Insurance, Finance, Invitations and Medical Affairs committees.