President's Welcome Address
Dear Delaware Valley HIMSS Chapter Members:
My name is Bruce Marcolongo and as a long standing DVHIMSS Board member I am excited and honored to be serving you as DVHIMSS President for the 2018-19 term. DVHIMSS is truly a volunteer organization at its core and I am proud to say that each one of our board members has committed themselves to supporting this great organization and in Leading the HIT conversation in the Delaware Valley!
Our goal for this year is to leverage the momentum coming from this past year’s focus in providing exceptional, ‘provider/payer/patient’ educational events, programs, and networking in an informative, engaging and collaborative manner.
Our success is largely due to the overwhelming support from you, our remarkable members, which are now 2071 strong and while primarily representative of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware – include members from 23 different states, as far west as California and as far north as Victoria, British Columbia. (As of July 8th, 2018)
I would also be remiss if I did not acknowledge our phenomenal sponsors who not only fund a large portion of our programs and activities, but are engaged with us throughout the year. On behalf of DVHIMSS, I personally would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of them for their continued contributions and support.
As our programs and partnerships develop and expand, we continue to focus on the HIT items that resonate with the challenges that you and your peers are facing in the industry. As artificial intelligence, increasing data demands, security solutions, regulatory requirements, and value based medicine continue to evolve and mature at an unprecedented rate (and in a disruptive manner), we are excited about the theme of our 11th Annual, flagship AC event: Health Care: A new day, a new parAdIgm.
This event not withstanding… we are working diligently behind the scenes on our other events and programs for the year. We have exciting things in store and are looking forward to bringing you relevant content, dynamic speakers, and even more interesting venues and activities for 2019! Our mission is to create an atmosphere of networking and knowledge sharing by focusing on the key topics that matter most to our members and key stakeholders as we continue to grow and prosper.
In addition to our members and our sponsors, Volunteers play a vital role in the success of DVHIMSS. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly, our Membership Committee, or any member of the executive board for more information.
I very much look forward to seeing you at our events, sharing ideas, and learning more from you on how we can better support you in the complex, challenging and rewarding world of Health Information Systems.
Delaware Valley HIMSS
Leading the HIT Conversation in the Delaware Valley
Senior Director Information Systems
Universal Health Services Inc.