Who We Are
The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a professional organization dedicated to the development of healthcare information technology professionals throughout the state of Oregon and southwest Washington.
HIMSS Oregon recognizes and embraces the ever-changing practice of healthcare and how information technology can play an important role in improving patient care, maintaining compliance with government regulations, and evolving the overall clinical experience.
Our mission is to bring healthcare IT professionals together with their business and clinical partners to explore issues of common concern, network, promote the industry, and grow professionally by sharing our knowledge and experience and learning about new tools, methods and technologies.
Healthcare and IT professionals from across Oregon and southwest Washington actively participate in our chapter, including:
- IT leaders from Oregon’s healthcare organizations (CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, VPs, Directors),
- Healthcare IT professionals, business analysts, project managers and network administrators,
- Nursing and medical informaticists, and clinicians,
- Healthcare IT students from regional colleges and universities.
Oregon Chapter of HIMSS Events
This year we plan to host 6 to 8 educational Chapter events, ranging from evening events to half-day or full day formats. That’s almost double the number of events offered in recent years. We plan to increase networking and social time to allow more relationship building and information transfer. To incorporate engagement from our members outside the Portland area, we host webinars and provide remote audio/video participation for some events.
HIMSS Oregon event attendance ranges from 60-250 members, depending on the event and typically has a 60/40 provider to vendor split. Our Chapter events are designed to share expert knowledge and to facilitate networking among our members.
Oregon Chapter of HIMSS Annual Sponsorship Programs
HIMSS Oregon appreciates sponsorship from the healthcare community as a way to promote and fund the chapter’s programs. We offer a flexible sponsorship program to allow companies and organizations to align sponsorship opportunities with their marketing goals.