The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has appointed four new members to the Board of Directors and four new officers.
The new Board of Directors Chair Dr. Barry Chaiken plans on "focusing on long-term goals to ensure the Society's membership is well positioned to improve the delivery of patient care." Dr. Chaiken, M.D., MPH, FHIMSS replaces Chuck Christian, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CIO and Director of Information Systems, Good Samaritan Hospital in a one-year term. Continuing her second term as vice chair will be Liz Johnson, RN, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS.
Other appointments include Chair-Elect C. Martin Harris, M.D., MBA, FHIMSS and John H. Daniels, CHPS, CPHIMS, FACHE, FHIMSS, as vice-chair elect.
New Board members include R. Schott Holbrook, MS, FHIMSS, executive vice president, Medicity; Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, associate professor, San Diego State University; Jenifer Jarriel, MBA, vice president of IT and CIO, Baylor College of Medicine; Miriam Paramore, FHIMSS, senior vice president, corporate strategy and pubic relations, Emdeon.
New Nominating Committee Members serving a two-year term include Drexel G. Deford, FHIMSS, senior vice president and CIO, Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center; Mark Jacobs, MHA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, director, technology services, WellSpan Health; Robin S. Raiford, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, director, government initiatives, Eclipsys Corp.
There are two new Advisory Board Members--Kevin R. Hayden, senior vice president and president, state sponsored business, WellPoint Inc.; and Deb Bremer, vice president of oncology business technology, Pfizer Inc.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the health care industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of health care information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of health care. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States and the globe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 350 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads health care public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives, designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care. Visit www.himss.org for more information.Back to HCB News