10th Annual Midwest Fall Technology Conference

Join Your Peers for The 10th Annual Midwest Fall Technology Conference
November 13 - 15, 2016
Radisson Blu at the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

The 10th annual Midwest Fall Technology Conference is being held from November 13 through the 15th in the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The Minnesota HIMSS Chapter is hosting this year’s event, in partnership with the Iowa, Indiana, Greater Chicago, Wisconsin, and Michigan HIMSS Chapters. This year’s theme is: “Secure Your Patient Experience,” with presentations focused on all aspects of effectively protecting patient information.

We are excited to be able to hold the event at a venue that facilitates the opportunity to learn from each other, network with our peers, and involve our families for some fantastic social events. 

Some highlights of this year’s event include:

•    Family Night at the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park: The conference has booked the whole park so attendees and families will have free reign of the rides and attractions
•    Keynote Speakers: Joe Topinka and Shirley A. Weis
•    A wide range of presentations, all centered around our core theme of protecting patient information
•    Myriad opportunities to network with your peers at events across the Radisson Blu hotel and the Mall of America

Visit the conference web site to learn more about the event, submit a presentation proposal, learn about sponsorship opportunities, and more: http://www.midwest-ftc.org

Please reach out to the conference chairs with any questions related to the event at: MFTC@apexmanage.com


The Minnesota Chapter of HIMSS

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.

Nursing Informatics Bootcamp

Nursing Informatics Bootcamp

Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, 2016

HealthPartners Administrative Building, Bloomington, MN

7:30AM-4:30PM both days


This intensive two-day course focuses on current informatics trends and issues.  It includes content for Registered Nurses who are interested in becoming American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified Informatics Nurses.  Other clinical professionals working in informatics may wish to take the course to become exposed to the course topics.

14 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this offering.  Full attendance at the program is required.  This program is approved for up to 14.0continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Axxess Consult Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.  14.0 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this offering.


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