Delaware Valley Chapter of HIMSS

…leading the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) conversation in the Delaware Valley!

A HIMSS Presidential Level Chapter

DVHIMSS Board Members

DVHIMSS Board Members for the 2019 - 2020 Term  

Front Row:  Ken Autieri (Membership Chair), Sara Eberle (President), Jack Hueter (Chair)

Second Row:  Matt Guldin (Communications Co-Chair), Debbie Yogel (Programs Co-Chair), Rob Foreman (Director at Large) , Elliott Wilson (Vice President / Programs Co-Chair), Bruce Marcolongo (Past President / Communications Co-Chair)

3rd Row:  Suzanne Gack (Secretary), Andy Farella (Sponsorship Co-Chair), Thompson Boyd III, M.D. (Advocacy Co-Chair), Costa Alvanos (Sponsorship Co-Chair) 

Not Pictured:  Allison Russo (Treasurer), Lori Yackanicz (Advocacy Co-Chair), Tom Morgan (Director at Large)



Annual Regional Conference


We are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Regional DV-NJ Chapters HIMSS Conference: “Healthcare Rocks”! 


This is a regional meeting sponsored jointly by the New Jersey and Delaware Valley HIMSS chapters.

When: October 23 – 25, 2019

Where: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

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Fall Event-Specific Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration: Click Here

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Note: DeMarse is the new exhibit vendor that will work with our Sponsors to register and for any other exhibit needs. Sponsors should only use this registration page to sign up to play golf or if they need to pay for an additional person from their organization.

The Delaware Valley and New Jersey Chapters of HIMSS are thrilled to announce our 12th Annual Fall Conference “Healthcare Rocks!” This event is taking place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 on Wednesday, October 23rd - Friday, October 25, 2019. A networking reception will precede the conference on Wednesday evening. The Thursday conference includes a jam-packed schedule of keynote presentations and 5 educational track sessions. 

Key highlights we’ve lined up for this year’s exciting event:  

Wednesday, October 23rd:

  • Kick-off Wednesday morning with our annual and always fun golf outing at the Seaview Golf Resort, a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues and enjoy one of the best courses in the tri-state area.
  • Once again, we are offering a CPHIMS review class on Wedsesday at half price.  We have confirmed that Ruth Bowen will be the instructor. More details to follow.
  • Following a day of fun on the course, relax and celebrate with our Wednesday night opening reception of great food, beverages and networking.

Thursday, October 24th:

  • Thursday begins with exceptional keynote speakers
  • Continue your day by attending a variety of the 15 informative educational sessions with over 5 tracks focused on topics such as: Population Health, Provider Care Coordination, Patient Engagement, Security, Emerging Care Delivery and their related technologies and strategic direction.
  • Enjoy demonstrations in our exhibit hall as you visit our sponsors to gain a better understanding of the solutions offered to help solve your healthcare needs.
  • Visit the startup corner to check out the latest innovations in Healthcare Information Technology
  • Annual CIO panel discussion

Friday, October 25th:  

  • Details coming soon!




Summer Networking Event



Event Information

Thanks to all participants and sponsors for making this event a success!


Pennsylvania Healthcare IT Day

The Pennsylvania Healthcare IT Day (PA HIT Day) is a great opportunity for Pennsylvania HIMSS members to meet the legislators who help advocate, create, and advance policies around Healthcare IT (HIT) within the Commonwealth.

Event summary will be posted at a later date.


Thanks to all participants and sponsors for making this event a success!


DVHIMSS Annual Spring Symposium

2019 DVHIMSS Spring Symposium


The 2019 DVHIMSS Spring Symposium was held on March 21st, 2019; a change from the usual winter theme and was a great kick off to the Spring season. The theme of this year’s symposium, The Patient-Provider Experience: Beyond the Point of Care, focused on the proliferation of data and how it has transformed the interaction between patients, providers, and payers. The sold-out program featured a diversity of presenters & perspectives on how to foster better patient engagement, through technology, in this new wave of healthcare.

The program kicked off with an opening keynote from Dr. Gary Zimmer, CMO of QUIL- a unique partnership between the region’s leading health insurer and a national media and entertainment company focused on bringing a customized healthcare itinerary directly to the consumer in their home. The closing keynote, delivered by Dr. Bimal Desai, AVP & Chief Health Informatics Officer at CHOP, culminated the program with a call for more value-based technologies and a focus on quality principles in developing evidence-based solutions in healthcare.
Chapter President, Bruce Marcolongo, facilitated a multi-stakeholder panel that featured healthcare leaders from business and technology sharing insights and strategies to consider as we engage consumers across the healthcare spectrum. John Sharp, Director Thought Advisory at Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) - a HIMSS innovation company, gave a presentation on "how to build consumer applications and doing it right". Topics highlighted during the breakout sessions included; the value of behavioral science in developing and implementing patient engagement tools and strategies; how to create a welcoming environment in the EHR for LGBTQ patients; optimizing the EHR’s functionalities to inform the strategy around access to care; and leveraging the power of customer relationship management (CRM) in facilitating better patient engagement.
Key take-aways from the Spring Symposium emphasized that healthcare technology should address the following: convenience, inclusion, solve a problem that needs to be solved, provide information in meaningful ways, and adapt to the needs of patients from Gen Xers to Baby Boomers.

Thanks to all participants and sponsors for making our Spring Symposium a huge success!!


Event Information, Photos & Presentation Slides



HIMSS19 Chapter Luncheon

himss19 luncheon photo


DVHIMSS, Central PA HIMSS, and Western PA HIMSS hosted a Pennsylvania Chapters luncheon during HIMSS19 in Orlando, FL. The sold-out event, held on February 13th, 2019 was attended by almost 130 members and non-members. DVHIMSS President, Bruce Marcolongo welcomed the participants to the luncheon and later introduced Josh Marpet from Red Lion, the Presenting Sponsor for the luncheon. Josh gave a brief talk highlighting the key components of blockchain technology.

The President of Central PA HIMSS, Rob Sheesley, gave an overview of events related to the upcoming Pennsylvania Healthcare IT Day (PA HIT Day) scheduled for April 29th & April 30th, 2019. Our keynote speaker for the luncheon was Karen Murphy PhD, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Founding Director, Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Geisinger who spoke on the importance of healthcare IT in the transformation of healthcare into the future.

Thanks to our luncheon sponsors and all participants for attending the luncheon!


Event Information & Photos




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