Health IT Book Club

The HIMSS NY State Chapter Health IT Book Club is an opportunity for active members to read interesting books as a group and discuss them online through a WebEx discussion.

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Health IT Book Club News

09/22/2017:  Interview with Prashant Natarajan, Co Author of Demystifying Big Data and Machine Learning for Healthcare

Our HIMSS NY chapter members had the wonderful opportunity recently of chatting with Prashant Natarajan, who co-authored Demystifying Big Data & Machine Learning, which was our chapter book club’s first book selection. After reading and discussing this important book with our book club members, it was a special treat for us to continue the conversation with the author and gain insights and perspectives on how big data and machine learning are transforming healthcare. Thank you and enjoy!  


Health IT Book Club Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the expected time commitment for the club?
    There will be a 1 year commitment overall however we expect each book to take an average of 6 hours to read.

  2. How often will books be read, and what are the expectations?
    The group will complete a book every two months (six books per year). Books will be selected based on the interests of members, captured through online survey between each period.

  3. Is there any cost to participate?
    No, however in order to join the book club, you must be an active HIMSS member.

  4. How do I obtain the assigned books?
    Books should be obtained by the participants; either through purchase or from their local libraries.

  5. How do book club discussions work?
    The book club will be completely online so people can participate from work, home or traveling. A WebEx link and telephone number will be provided to members prior to the scheduled book club discussion. The book club discussion will be recorded for viewing at a later date.