How can I get involved?
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.
Events & Advocacy Committee
2021 Chair: Jennifer Moore
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 & Advocacy 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).
The goal of our advocacy efforts is to educate our legislators, provide opportunities for our membership to connect with them and provide guidance in support of HIT related technology that improves outcomes for our population. The committee plans events to engage with members of the Maryland House of Delegates Health and Government Operations (HGO) Committee and with advocacy liaisons among our membership to educate them about issues that HIMSS members care about (and to educate our members). Team members will participate in planning throughout the year but may also be asked to take a focused, lead role on an event(s).
Governance & Charity
2021 Chair: Phil Campbell (President-Elect)
The Governance & Charity committee is a newly formed committee focused on ensuring that our chapter governance is aligned with the requirements of our parent organization, HIMSS, and most effectively serves the needs of our members. This committee also has responsibility for our charitable activities.
Marketing & Communications
2021 Chair: Danielle Zaheer
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.
Membership & Professional Development
2021 Chair: Kellie Bedford
The Membership & Professional Development Committee 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
• 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 other groups 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.
Sponsorship & Golf
2021 Chair: Marianne Berger
The Sponsor Engagement committee has several responsibilities.
-- Provide adequate funding for our Educational Programs, Networking and Social Events, by soliciting support from our associated sponsors and donors.
-- Strive to increase our participant rate at our events and increase our overall membership.
-- Manages 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.
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