Welcome to the Central and Southern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS. Over the past year, board members have been busy serving our community with our conferences in Cincinnati and Columbus, the OHIT Day on Blockchain and also our reception event in Orlando. Thanks to our many sponsors for their support of the community. At CSOHIMSS, our core values and goals are to provide quality healthcare IT education, networking and advocacy, as well as advance the effectiveness of Information Technology in the Healthcare ecosystem. We are at a pivotal point in healthcare with significant changes over the last decade as compared to years past, and information technology has never been more center stage than it is now. Our focus has been on topics from interoperability, AI, Blockchain, Predictive Analytics and the future of HIE's and EHRs, as well as how to tackle operational and clinical areas such as physician burnout. We provide education and networking events with many other topics affecting the ever changing world of healthcare.
To help support our goal of better healthcare through information technology, we primarily host two main conferences annually, in the Cincinnati/Dayton and Columbus regions. This year, we are hosting a Charity Golf Event on the 19th of September, 2019 in Cincinnati. This is our way to give back to the community as will our focus on advocacy in the Spring. Our events focus on topics that are relevant to the modern-day healthcare IT professional, care providers or healthcare administrators. New this coming year will be our sponsored Networking Events in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus so watch for those.
If you are a member, sponsor or someone interested in our local chapter, I encourage you to participate and get involved with our community. Browse through our website and look at the benefits our chapter has to offer, especially for our sponsors. We hope you will participate in our events and we are always looking for volunteers to assist with programs, membership or helping with our board of directors during the year.
We hope to see at our next event and you can stay in touch with us via social media and learn more about our upcoming events and activities via the following sites:
Ajay Sharma – MBA, CSSBB, FHIMSS - President, 2018-2020 CSOHIMSS