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 2018 - 2019 Term (July 2018 - June 2019)

Front Row:  Debbie Yogel (Programs Co-Chair), Yolande Greene (Programs Co-Chair), Suzanne Gack (Secretary), Lori Yackiwicz (Membership Co-Chair), Sara Eberle (Vice-President), Allison Russo (Membership Co-Chair)

Second Row:  Thompson Boyd III, M.D. (Advocacy Co-Chair), Ken Autieri (Communications Chair), Bruce Marcolongo (President), Elliott Wilson (Director at Large), Tyrone Jeffress (Director at Large), Pete Mercuri (Advocacy Co-Chair)

3rd Row:  Samuel Ayisi (Director at Large), Martin Lupinetti (Past President), Jack Hueter (Treasurer), Andy Farella (Sponsorship Chair)

Not Pictured:  Terry O’Neil (Director at Large)


DVHIMSS Annual Spring Symposium

2019 DVHIMSS Spring Symposium


Consumerization in healthcare is REAL! The availability of data and tools like telemedicine, mobile devices, and wearables has allowed patients and providers to interact in unprecedented ways. But how has this impacted the experience for these stakeholders? Has satisfaction increased? What has been the impact on health outcomes and have we seen a reduction in cost? Or is it all too soon to tell?

These are some of the questions that we intend to tackle at the 2019 DVHIMSS Spring Symposium. Join us at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue on March 21st, 2019 as we bring together over 125 healthcare IT executives, providers and innovators to share insights, experiences, and knowledge on "The Patient-Provider Experience: Beyond the Point of Care".

This year's symposium will feature two (2) keynote sessions addressed by prominent local senior healthcare executives, and educational sessions conducted along two (2) subject-matter tracksThe New-Age Provider and Customer Service in Healthcare. That's not all! An engaging healthcare leadership panel will convene to discuss various issues, challlenges, and initiatives related to consumerization in healthcare. We will conclude the 2019 DVHIMSS Spring Symposium by hosting a networking Happy Hour at the end of all the sessions.

Registration is now open and will fill-up quickly so we encourage you to register soon! Don’t forget to share with your colleagues!


Symposium Information & Registration



HLNDV/DVHIMSS Holiday Networking Event


On Tuesday, December, 11, 2018, DVHIMSS members along with our peers at HLNDV, kicked off the holiday season to celebrate an evening filled with regional networking and collaboration, while enjoying appetizing fare at the unique World Café Live, in Philadelphia.

Ganti, MD, FAAFP, Physician Informatician, Cooper Medical Informatics, Care Delivery Innovation, Cooper University Health Care, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, enlightened us with his enthusiasm and expertise focused on “Technology and Touch Healthcare: Perspectives from the Trenches”. This brought to the forefront the medical innovation’s we’ve experienced over time, how they have drastically changed the healthcare world we live in while creating opportunities in leadership and technology to improve the care we provide to our patients.

To top off the event in the season of giving, DVHIMSS and HLNDV selected “The Uplift Center for Grieving Children” as the local spotlight charity. They work to help Philadelphia children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs.

Happy Holidays!!


Event Information, Photos & Presentation



Annual Regional Conference

First keynote speaker, Dr. Don Rucker (National Coordinator for HIT at HHS), answering questions from participants.

Thanks to all our sponsors and partcipants for making the 11th Annual Regional Conference a huge success! 

The theme for the conference was “Health Care:  A new day, a new parAdIgm”. 

Conference Dates: September 26-28, 2018
Conference Location: Harrah’s Resort Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ


Conference Information, Photos & Presentations



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