The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote the best use of information technology and management systems in the health care industry.  The DFW Chapter of HIMSS serves the professional development needs of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding counties. 


Dear DFW HIMSS Members,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 year of the DFW HIMSS chapter!

We recently announced the new FY17 DFW HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors, and we are thrilled to have such a strong team engaged to lead and facilitate programs this year.  The 2016-2017 Board of Directors have a combined total of over 215 years of healthcare experience. This Board is dedicated to our members and making DFW HIMSS a valuable place for you to dedicate your time through participation in our networking socials, educational sessions and community service events 

In addition, the DFW chapter is continually looking for people who are interested in volunteering their time, skills, experience or ideas to help us in nearly every aspect of our chapter operations. Whether you are a healthcare IT veteran, someone who is new to this industry or a student who is interested in developing a career in Healthcare IT, there are a variety of ways that you can get involved in the chapter.

Each year, the HIMSS Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Board of Directors meets to plan for the coming year. This year, DFW HIMSS is focusing on five value propositions:

  1. Education – We bring learning opportunities on topics that are timely and relevant in the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) environment.   
  2. Networking – Join your amazing colleagues in Health IT and network to meet other technology driven professionals.
  3. Advocacy – Get involved with Advocacy and learn more about how to have your voice heard on issues that are important to Healthcare IT. 
  4. Recruiting - We are looking for members who are interested in getting more involved in HIMSS by volunteering as part of a chapter commitee or program planning team.
  5. Social Responsibility-

a)   Student Scholarship- Investing in future IT professionals is an important goal for the Board. DFW HIMSS is now sponsoring six healthcare technology focused scholarships to universities in the DFW area.

b)   Community Service- In FY2017 will be expanding the outreach of our organization by contributing back to our local community both from a healthcare and non-healthcare perspective.

This year’s activities are off to a great start with a “Meet the Board” networking social that is scheduled Thursday, July 28th at Sambuca from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to Register.  

We have recently upgraded our registration process with the implementation of EventBrite. It is quick and easy; I hope you all enjoy registering for our events with this more updated process!!! 

Soon we will be publishing our 2016-2017 Calendar of Events, so be sure to check our website and look for other announcements! 

As your Chapter President, I will focus my efforts on working with my fellow chapter board members, committees and volunteers to deliver greater value to our members and sponsors, increasing chapter membership, and recruiting members to serve in chapter leadership roles. This will also help ensure we have experienced succession planning on the Board and continue to improve how we communicate with and serve our members.

We have an exciting year ahead. I look forward to seeing you at our programs and events.  Thank you for continuing to grow our membership which helps make our chapter one of the best. I look forward to our continued growth to make it even better.

On behalf of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors –

Shana C. Berger