HIMSS MN Spring Conference “IT’s About the Patient”

The 16th Annual HIMSS Minnesota Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The theme for this year's conference is "IT’s About the Patient." This conference brings together members and non-members to share their knowledge and to learn about current events in healthcare IT throughout Minnesota.

This year's conference features a full day of educational and informative sessions planned especially for you. The day’s activities begin with an inspiring Keynote Presentation:


Patient-Centered Healthcare

by Alistair D. Jacques

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Fairview Health Services


This presentation invites the healthcare IT community (particularly in their role as stewards of patient data) to consider a different approach to enabling healthcare delivery in the US through a comparison to other country healthcare systems with a focus on outcomes and relative cost.


Whereas the US healthcare IT solutions are disaggregated, and predominantly focused on billing and reimbursement, almost every other industry vertical is focused on consumer (patient) engagement, and value (outcomes). In a creative and innovative approach, Mr. Jacques will share how to engage patients, the consumers of our healthcare services, in their personal healthcare process(es). The presentation will conclude with an invitation for the attendees to participate in a drive to develop a radically different approach for engaging patients into their own healthcare consumerism.


After the Keynote Presentation, breakout sessions hosted by thought leaders throughout the state area will engage in topics central to the following three educational tracks:

  • Analytics
  • Mobile and Portal computing
  • Clinical Informatics


The conference concludes with an engaging  networking  session / social hour with hors d'oeuvres and drinks.


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Please send any questions regarding the conference to mn.programs@himsschapter.org



HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) represents health care professionals in four professional areas: Clinical Systems, Information Systems, Management Engineering, and Telecommunications. HIMSS members are responsible for developing many of today's key innovations in health care delivery and administration, including telemedicine, computer-based patient records, community health information networks, and portable/wireless health care computing.

Purpose / Mission
The HIMSS Minnesota Chapter is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of health care information and management systems. National HIMSS has more than 40 affiliated chapters and interest groups across the United States and Latin America. HIMSS Affiliated Chapters serve a valuable role in bringing health care systems professionals together, in a local forum, to discuss issues and developments, learn about new methods and tools, and network with others having similar experiences. Each chapter shares the same basic knowledge among colleagues and to assist members in their professional growth.

Geographic Region
The Minnesota Chapter supports the entire state of Minnesota.



Chapter Recognition

Congratulations to the HIMSS-MN Chapter on receiving the Ambassador Level Award for Advocacy! This award is the result of our Advocacy Chair's volunteer efforts in advancing health IT issues through relationship building legislative activity.

Ambassador Seal for Advocacy