President's Welcome Address
Dear Delaware Valley HIMSS Chapter Members:
We welcome you to another productive year as a member of the Delaware Valley HIMSS. We lead the Health IT conversation throughout the region!! This year, our chapter is ready to build upon the successes of last year with several planned educational events, programs, and networking opportunities to better serve our membership. We recently held our annual Board offsite where we collectively established a set of chapter goals and plans for the new year, and reflected on lessons learned, and how we can continue to improve as a chapter.
We recognize that the greater Philadelphia region has a large concentration and diverse set of healthcare stakeholders that is advancing healthcare in many different ways. Both the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the region’s large healthcare stakeholders are looking to establish this region as a national hub and center of excellence for healthcare. To complement the region and play a role in creating this hub, Delaware Valley HIMSS has chosen a theme for 2017-2018: Innovation in HIT - New Ways to Solve Problems.
The Board believes Delaware Valley HIMSS is poised for growth this year in both membership and sponsorship organizations. At our offsite we developed very specific chapter goals, plans, and tactics to achieve growth in both areas by continuing to offer high-value educational events and some new regionally focused networking opportunities emphasizing the value and benefit of being a DV HIMSS member. We plan to offer flexible sponsorship models that continue to offer options to showcase their products and services. We also plan to increase advocacy engagement as we continue efforts to lobby Harrisburg and Washington to change policy and law to better enable the use of innovation in healthcare.
The Board is eager to move our Chapter theme and plans forward as we look to further enrich the experience for our members.
Please support our sponsors and partner organizations whose great products and services assist healthcare in innovation and conquering many health IT challenges.
And remember that HIMSS is here to help you, your team, and your organization stay connected and educated on everything you need to succeed in Health IT! We ARE leading the HIT conversation in the Delaware Valley!
Martin A. Lupinetti
President, Delaware Valley HIMSS
Leading the HIT Conversation in the Delaware Valley