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)



Summer Networking Event



Event Information & Registration



Annual Regional Conference




Conference Dates: October 23 - 25, 2019
Conference Location: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Further details coming soon!



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!


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