Public Announcements


NYS HIMSS Chapter makes donation to support COVID-19 response through New York Community Trust Emergency Fund

In an effort to help our Healthcare community facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYS HIMSS Chapter made a $10,000 donation to the New York Community Trust Emergency Fund (info listed below) on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. The Board felt this fund could address those areas of need best, whether it be N95 masks, respirators, food or shelter. We sincerely hope you feel this was a worthy expression of our willingness to help where it is needed most.

As we move forward, the NYS Chapter will look to provide other means of assisting our communities until this epidemic becomes a thing of the past. We wish all of you the best as you continue to be our frontline in this epic battle. Our thoughts and prayers go with you;


HIMSS NYS Chapter, Board of Directors 


 The New York Community Trust Emergency Fund

This fund will help New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting a wide array of nonprofits providing critical services on the ground now and in the future. Your donation to this fund will help our city’s most vulnerable, including people whose jobs have disappeared, and are threatened by losing access to food, shelter, health care. The Fund will also be able to pivot and support nonprofits addressing unforeseen needs in the future as the pandemic continues to overturn people’s lives. The Trust’s own professional grantmaking staff will oversee financial support to vital organizations that provide health care, housing, food, job training, and other support to those in need. To learn more, please visit:



Important COVID-10 Information





The NY State Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS NYS) is a consortium of healthcare professionals, providers and vendors who are committed to promoting constant improvement in the use of information technology within the healthcare industry. Good communication and setting appropriate expectations between technology developers and healthcare executives results in improved information systems which increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve the quality of healthcare. We offer Education and Sharing Experiences, Introduction to New Technology and Networking with colleagues.


SPC Webinar - COVID-19: HIPAA, Telemedicine, Telehealth and more - April 2nd @ 11AM

SPC Webinar - COVID-19: HIPAA, Telemedicine, Telehealth and more - April 2nd at 11AM

 In light of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, NJHIMSS will host a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, April 2. The webinar will cover the following in the context of COVID-19:

  • OCR’s HIPAA Q&A published March 24 covering when disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics and first responders are allowed
  • OCR’s March 17 Notice to exercise HIPAA enforcement discretion in connection with use of certain telemedicine and telehealth apps
  • New NJ law (A3680 and A3682) signed into effect March 20 which establish certain requirements to use telemedicine and telehealth to respond to COVID-19.  
  • Other actions being taken by the State of New Jersey Departments to expand access to telehealth and tele-mental health including, among other things, requiring certain payors to cover the costs of such services. 
  • HHS Secretary Azar’s March 15 Bulletin announcing a limited HIPAA Waiver for hospital initiating disaster protocols
  • HHS’s February 2020 HIPAA Bulletin summarizing provisions of HIPAA which support sharing of PHI when there is a public health emergency
  • The New Jersey Emergency Health Powers Act, N.J.S.A. 26:13-1 et seq., which has been triggered by Governor Murphy issuing a declaration of a public health information in New Jersey


Speaker: Helen Oscislawski, Principal and Managing Member at Attorneys at Oscislawski

Click here to register for this event. Thank you!


HIMSS Announces Cancellation of the 2020 Global Health Conference & Exhibition


2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition Cancellation 

Following recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIMSS announced it is clearly necessary to cancel the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. More information and the official statement are available here

NJ/NY Luncheon (March 11, 2020) Cancellation

With today's news of HIMSS canceling the 2020 Global Conference, we will, in turn, be canceling our March 11th NJ/NY Luncheon.

We will miss seeing you this year, but we hope you have a safe and healthy 2020, and we look forward to seeing you at our New York miniHIMSS event on Thursday, June 25th, 2020 (please save the date)! 

If you would like your $10 donation to go towards the two charities that we were going to assist (Neighbours Inc and St. Mary Children's Health Care System), we will honor that request. If you would like a refund, please contact our partners at the NJ HIMSS Chapter at (800) 438- 9010 or [email protected].



HIMSS New York State Chapter