Maryland 13th Annual Health IT Day – Governor Hogan Proclamation



     Annapolis, Maryland (January 23, 2020) – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation declaring January 23rd, 2020 Health IT Day in Maryland. In accordance with the proclamation, Hogan acknowledges this day is an opportunity to bring together clinicians and technology stakeholders to share knowledge and professional experiences to advance and improve quality of care.


     In support of the proclamation, the Maryland Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased to announce their 13th Annual Health IT Day will occur today. Held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center conference center in Annapolis, over 100 leaders are expected to convene. The event provides a forum for discussion of both Federal and State of Maryland Health IT Policy initiatives to improve the health of Marylanders and others whom we serve through information and technology. Clinicians, heath information technology stakeholders and leaders from healthcare provider organizations will gather together to discuss improving overall health outcomes and quality of care. Legislators from the Maryland General Assembly, including the House of Delegates and the State Senate, along with the Office of Governor Hogan, will join in the dialogue surrounding how we can leverage technology to help transform the delivery of healthcare in Maryland. “We are delighted that Health IT as an enabler to improving healthcare for Marylanders continues to be a strategic priority in Annapolis ,” said Kathryn A. Whitmore, President of the Maryland HIMSS Chapter “We appreciate the engagement with Governor Hogan, the General Assembly, and our Chapter members as we serve together to achieve our shared goal of improved health outcomes.”

Well known thought-leaders and industry reaction panels are included in the event today; organizations to be represented include: The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), CRISP, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Anne Arundel County Department of Health and MedStar Health.


     To attend the event, limited walk-ins will be accepted. Please visit the Maryland HIMSS website at annual-himss-advocacy-day-event for more information.



     HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations.

About Maryland HIMSS Chapter

     The Maryland Chapter of HIMSS is the statewide, locally led group of professionals with a focus on information technology in healthcare. With over 2200 members, the chapter provides several educational events and networking forums annually, while regularly convening important industry discussions with local, state and federal agencies. For the last five years, the Maryland Chapter has received the HIMSS Presidential Level designation for Recognition of Advocacy Award.