Public Announcements


Digital Disruption in Healthcare - Fall Event Recording

Digital Disruption in Healthcare - Fall Event Recording

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PSC Webinar-20191007 1303-1

PSC Webinar recording from Monday October 7th.

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Human interventions that support good health: Get a dog

Human interventions that support good health: Get a dog

By: Helen Figge, Chief Strategy Officer, MedicaSoft

In today's era of healthcare technology used for advancing, diagnosing, preventing and treating preventable diseases, simple human interventions are oftentimes overlooked and underrated as measures of combating diseases. 

Additionally, some disease states — if caught early — can be avoided and removed from the healthcare equation. One example is pre-diabetes, which is taking a toll on healthcare today.

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October 28 Event: Digital Disruption in Healthcare

Save the Date: Monday October 28th 2019

Event:“Digital Disruption in Healthcare”

Come join the NYS Chapter HIMSS, HFMA Metro NY & HEC for a lively panel discussion on the disruptions affecting the healthcare delivery system of today. 

The event will be held at the Microsoft building located at 42nd St & 8th Ave in NYC.  Further details and agenda to follow. 

Cost: $10 donation for the Courage of Carly Fund sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Click on this link to register:

Please note: When registering under the Special Instructions and Comments section, please write what organzation you are from.








Please welcome our new Chapter Treasurer, Sebastien Roy

Please join us in welcoming Sebastien Roy as the newly elected Treasurer for our  NYS HIMSS Chapter!

Sebastien Roy, Vice President, US/East Division, Gevity Consulting

Sebastien Roy is a business executive and consulting services leader, with 14 years of experience and community involvement in the healthcare technology industry. He founded a healthcare startup and a technology management consulting firm, which he sold to Gevity Consulting where he now works as Vice President of the US/East Division with P&L accountability.  Sebastien has been a HIMSS member since 2014. He became a NY chapter member upon relocating to New York in February 2018. 

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NJ/DV HIMSS Fall Event Spotlights: Upcoming CPHIMS Course

Are you looking to advance your knowledge and skills as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)?

Well look no further because we have the perfect CPHIMS review course for you!

On Wednesday October 23, as part of the Annual New Jersey and Delaware Valley HIMSS Fall Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, we are pleased to announce that we are hosting a CPHIMS review course!

A CPHIMS designation is a formal, credentialed  recognition that not only validates your skill, knowledge and abilities, but it is a great way to distinguish yourself from your peers in an increasingly competitive marketplace. 

Registration is easy! Simply log into the Event Registration page via the link below, click to register and select the option for the CPHIMS Review Course.

Cost for the review course is $150.


Board of Directors changes

The NYS Chapter has received word that our Treasurer needs to step down from his position.  We are accepting nominations from any NYS Chapter member that would like to be considered for the position.  If interested, please submit your name & qualifications to Nick Christiano, Chapter President at [email protected].

We will open the nomination selection today through Sept 6th at 5 PM.  Once we have potential candidates, we will open up a general election starting on Sept 9th through Sept 20th at 5 PM.  The top vote getter will take over the duties of Chapter Treasurer immediately thereafter.  We will provide training & mentoring for the position.


PSC Webinar - NLP-20190805 1302-1 Recording

PSC Webinar Recording from August 5, 2019.

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CAHIMS Review Session Success!

Congratulations are in order for Gloria Lee for having successfully passed the CAHIMS informatics certification and embarking on an informatics journey.  Her success is our reward and the reason we are so passionate about education.
As student mentors, NYS HIMSS regularly offers informatics training sessions suitable for all levels from those without any knowledge to seasoned professionals.
Our volunteer professors from NYC metro-area schools make the sessions informative and entertaining.  Rich with information, food, and fun, these one-day sessions prepare students to optionally take this informatics certification exam or simply gain valuable insight into the health informatics industry. We are open to the public, all schools and all walks of life which makes for a dynamic and interesting experience.  Participants learn from industry experts and get an opportunity to network with peers.
From Gloria:
The review session was very informative, and it blended with the Health IT class that I took at Suffolk County Community College, as well as some aspects from the Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics continuing education course that I took earlier this year that was offered by HIMSS.  Now I'm going to start my journey into a new healthcare IT career-- wish me luck!
We hope to continue seeing many more of these success stories.


Election Results

It is with great enthusiasm that I am pleased to announce the results of our recent candidate elections:
Anthony Ferrante was elected to the 2-year term of President-Elect;
Armand Morrison was elected to the 2-year term of Secretary;
Eileen Archacoso and Helen Figge were each elected to a 2-year term as Director-at-Large.
Please join me and the Board in welcoming our new members and we move our Chapter forward in the coming years!
Nick Christiano, Jr.


miniHIMSS 2019 Recording Available for Download

Big Data on Broadway-20190619 1802-2

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
2:02 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Play recording (2 hr 15 min)


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NYS HIMSS Scholarship 2019 Awards

Congratulations to Anand Parag Chaudhari and Olivia Contratto, this year's scholarship recipients.  View the presentation!




Big Data on Broadway - Presentations Posted

Presentations are now available for download on the miniHIMSS 2019 Meeting.


Join the new Chapter Mentorship Group

NYS HIMSS Chapter has launched a mentorship program.   The purpose of this group is to connect experienced IT leaders in the NYS HIMSS chapter with other members that are either earlier in their career or otherwise looking to network with other members in the chapter.

The group can be found on LinkedIn at:



Tackling the Health Challenges and Opportunities that Face NY



Active HIMSS Members Discount Code:  HIMSS

What is Healthy NY?

City & State’s Healthy New York Summit will inform health care decision makers and policy experts on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care. The full-day event brings insights and perspectives from all sectors of New York’s health care decision-making together to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Join us for an extensive overview of New York’s 2019 health policy agenda and better understanding on the health care issues.

Panels include:

  • Making Health Coverage Available to all New Yorkers

  • Innovative Health Programs and Services in New York

  • Moving Toward Health Equity in NY

  • The Next Steps for Mental Health Care and Vulnerable Populations in New York


Technology Innovation Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery

NYS HIMSS members are invited to attend this upcoming event being held at Hofstra University.

Active HIMSS members use code: HLNYHIMSS for discounted registration.

For more details and registration, visit:


NYS Chapter PCS Webinar - Listen Now!

The PCS Webinar from Monday, March 4, 2019, is now available for download here.

NYS Chapter PCS webinar-20190304 1404-1

Monday, March 4, 2019
9:04 am | Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Play recording (39 min)
Recording password: (This recording does not require a password.)


Calling All Students!



Coming April 29th: New York Academy of Medicine Health Informatics Workgroup

Seeking Presenters

Seeking presenters: New York Academy of Medicine Health Informatics Workgroup on April 29 event.

More Info: