Committees

How can I get involved?

Complete an MDHIMSS Volunteer Application

Want to get involved in the Maryland Chapter of HIMSS? There are a lot of opportunities for you to participate on one of our committees or one of our events. Take a look below to see what might interest you.

Advocacy Committee

Chair: Ed Grogan
Co-Chair and Advocacy Day Chair: Danielle Zaheer

The Advocacy Committee works to mobilize its members and other collaborators on multiple levels of advocacy activities. These activities include educating our members, the Maryland House of Delegates, and members of Congress and their staff on key issues. We accomplish this by acting as a resource for these decision makers on topics related to healthcare technology and policy, as well as provide educational opportunities in Annapolis, DC, and in one-on-one meetings. Members of our chapter have been asked to speak before state and federal committees as experts in their area, potentially affecting policy and decisions while in the development stage.

We are one of the few chapters in the country that has been awarded the HIMSS Presidential Level Chapter for our outstanding efforts in Advocacy. We conduct an annual Healthcare Information Technology Day in Annapolis, a meeting specifically designed to educate and meet our lawmakers. We also participate in the Advocacy Day on the Hill, held in Washington, DC, interacting with our federal lawmakers.

If you like speaking out and participating in events where you are interacting with policy makers, then this committee may be for you.

Events

2020 Chair: Jennifer Moore
2020 Co-Chair (Operations): Marianne Berger

MD HIMSS holds great events - from educational meetings to social gatherings. This is where the details all get ironed out! The goal of our  Education (formerly Programming Planning) team is to deliver one evening networking event, three daytime educational events, and a variety of social hour events throughout the fiscal year (July-June). Team members will participate in planning throughout the year but may also be asked to take a focused, lead role on an event(s).

Marketing and Communications

2020 Chair: Karen Wilding
2020 Co-Chair: TBD
2020 Social Media Lead: Nicole Halsey
2020 Website Lead: TBD
2020 Constant Contact Lead: TBD 

The Marketing and Communications Committee manages all outbound communications, brand presence and media relations for the chapter.  This includes our website, newsletters, event announcements and invitations, member and prospect queries, brand/logo and social media presence. Content will often be provided by the Board and other committees for distribution and delivery by the Communication team but this team will also develop guidelines for content of a more dynamic nature such as in the social media arena.

Member Engagement

2020 Chair: Ross Martin
2020 Co-Chair: TBD
2020 Professional Development Lead: TBD

The Member EngagementCommittee (formerly Professional Development) works to find opportunities for our members and future members to increase their professional capabilities in the field of Healthcare Information Management and Technology through:  
•    Promoting Maryland HIMSS Chapter membership, volunteer, and chapter leadership development
•    Supporting member participation in our educational programs and networking opportunities
•    Managing the Maryland HIMSS Scholarship Program
•    Seeking and promoting opportunities for member professional advancement
•    Promoting HIMSS certification programs
•    Recognizing member achievements through special programs and awards
•    Facilitating mentoring and advancement of veterans and others who may need support in entering the field
If you like the idea of reaching out and helping to foster the development of future Healthcare leaders, then this committee may be for you.

Partner Engagement

2020 Chair: Henry Archibong
2020 Co-Chair: Genevieve Morris

The Partner Engagement Committee (formerly Networking and Leadership) engages CIOs, CMIOs, and other CXO leaders from provider organizations through invitation-only events. It also does outreach and coordination with other associations and educational institutions. The goal of our partner engagement team is to deliver one roundtable networking event, one to two daytime educational panel discussions, and evening dinner events throughout the fiscal year (July-June). Team members will participate in planning throughout the year but may also be asked to take a focused, lead role on an event(s).

Sponsor Engagement

2020 Chair: Kyle Swarts
2020 Golf Tournament Chair: Steven Meier

The Sponsor Engagement committee has several responsibilities.

  • Provide adequate funding for our Educational Programs, Networking and Social Events, by soliciting support from our associated vendors and donors.
  • Strive to increase our participant rate at our events and increase our overall membership.
  • Manage the annual golf tournament, a fun filled day of golf and networking

If you like to promote and interact with both vendors and participants about the events that MDHIMSS is involved with, then this committee may be for you.

How can you get involved?

Please complete this survey to get started. 

Complete an MDHIMSS Volunteer Application

If you have questions, contact us, by e-mailing md.info@himsschapter.org.

We welcome your involvement and look forward to working with you!