Central & Southern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS

Chapter Overview

With over 1,100 local chapter members, CSOHIMSS represents Healthcare IT professionals including IT Executives, Directors, Managers, Analysts, Providers, Consultants, and Vendors from across the North Western and Central and Southern regions of Ohio primarily from the area around Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Columbus with the goal of providing peer to peer networking, education and professional development opportunities to our ever expanding membership.

President's Welcome


Welcome to the Central and Southern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS. Over the past year, our great new group of volunteer board members have been busy serving our community. At CSOHIMSS, our core values and goals are to provide quality healthcare IT education and advocacy, as well as advance the effectiveness of Information Technology in the Healthcare ecosystem. We are at a pivotal point in healthcare with recent significant changes as compared to decades past, and information and technology has never been more center stage than it is now. Our focus is on topics from interoperability, the future of HIE's, EHR, how to tackle Physician Burnout and provide a superior patient experience for all. We provide events with many other topics affecting the ever changing healthcare ecosystem.

To help support our goal of better healthcare through information technology, we host two main conferences annually, primarily in the Cincinnati/Dayton and Columbus regions. One in the fall and one in the spring, as well as our popular annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology (Advocacy) Day in Columbus, OH. 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 in our community. Browse through our website and look at the benefits our chapter has to offer, especially to 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