President's Welcome Address

Delaware Valley HIMSS President’s Welcome Message

What an amazing time to be in Healthcare IT!  With every passing year healthcare providers and patients rely more on IT solutions to enable great care.  Genomics usher in the era of personalized medicine.  Digital, mobile and connected health solutions enable remote monitoring and in new and innovative ways.  The explosion of data available through the Electronic Health Record allows analysis of trends across populations to give clinicians and care managers the tools they need keep healthy people that way and focus on the sickest patients who need intervention.  New reimbursement models seek to reward value and outcomes over volume requiring new data measurements and analytics.

Our theme for 2016 – 2017 is Digital Health and Innovation.  The Delaware Valley HIMSS chapter welcomes you to participate in our wide variety of programs including content-packed conferences, webinars and networking events.  These explore our theme and discuss how Healthcare IT enables the era of population health and value based care, cybersecurity and a myriad of other healthcare IT topics.  Our presenters include clinicians, CIOs, CEOs, CISOs who lead their organizations continued quest to leverage IT to improve health.  Also join our advocacy engagement as we lobby Harrisburg and Washington to change policy and law to better enable the use of technology in healthcare.

Please patronize our sponsors and partner organizations whose great products and services assist healthcare IT teams in conquering these many challenges. 

And remember that HIMSS is here to help you and your team stay connected and educated on everything you need to succeed!  We ARE the leading the HIT conversation in the Delaware Valley.

Sincerely,

Andy Farella
President Delaware Valley HIMSS
Leading the HIT conversation in the Delaware Valley