Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS Improving the Quality of Healthcare Through Technology
The New Jersey Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management System Society (NJ HIMSS) is a consortium of healthcare professionals who are committed to promoting constant improvement in the use of information technology within the healthcare industry.
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NJ HIMSS and Burlington County Community College Student Networking Event - 11/7/2011.
NJ HIMSS and BCC partnered together to host the 1st Annual NJ HIMSS/BCC Student Network Event for BCC students and graduates from the Electronic Health Record, Coding Certificate, and the Healthcare Information Technology two-year Associates programs to learn the benefits of joining the New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS. The event was held at BCC's brand new Culinary Arts Center at BCC in Mt. Holly, NJ and was well attended by BCC students and faculty, and members of the NJ HIMSS Board of Directors.
Tony Ferrante, Director of Business Development for Computer Design & Integration LLC, Teterboro, NJ, is the recipient of the January Spirit of HIMSS Award. Ferrante has been an invaluable member on the New Jersey HIMSS and New York HIMSS Chapter boards. He is an integral part of the educational programming, as well the promotion of the CPHIMS credential, and the CPHIMS review course. Ferrante is invaluable to both chapters and is known as the engine that moves them down the track. Established in 2003, the Spirit of HIMSS Award recognizes members who exemplify the mission of HIMSS through their recent volunteer efforts within the society. HIMSS utilizes awards to recognize the special contributions of individuals, groups and organizations to the advancement of the healthcare profession as encompassed by the HIMSS mission. These special contributions may vary widely due to the diverse membership of HIMSS and the broad definition of the healthcare professions represented in our mission. Nominate a peer today. Contact Megan McGuirk, Program Manager, Professional Development, with questions.
The NJ-DV HIMSS Fall Event 2011 is approved for continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS).
Download the application by clicking on the link below and keep it for your records.
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Indranil Ganguly is one of our New Jersey HIMSS Chapter board members. Ganguly is the Vice President and CIO of CentraState Medical Center. He is the Past President of the NJ HIMSS Chapter and has Co-Chaired the Advocacy Committee for several years. Ganguly also served as Public Policy Chair for HIMSS Governmental Affairs during 2010 – 2011. Ganguly has also been awarded the 2011 State Advocacy Award from The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Update (December 7th, 2011): Ganguly has been selected to the HIMSS National Board and his term will expire in June 2013.
New Jersey HIMSS would like to thank everyone for their support.
It took coordinated effort by the entire Somerset Medical Center (SMC) organization to become one of three hospital centers in New Jersey to attest for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1. The project was led by Dave Dyer, Vice President of Information Technology Services and Planning and CIO, and Barbara Boelter, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology. How was the organization able to achieve this feat? This is a story of how a vision created a set of goals and how the goals were aligned and adjusted to MU requirements. This, along with detailed planning and a commitment to results, led to the September, 2011 submission.
The 2011 NJ/DV HIMSS Fall Conference in Atlantic City, NJ on September 22-23 was a huge success. Visit our Fall Conference website to find recaps of all the breakout sessions, video from all theater presentations, interoperability demonstration videos, PDF presentations from speakers, and more!
Dave Dyer is the newest President of the New Jersey HIMSS Chapter. Dave is the Vice President and CIO of Somerset Medical Center. Dave recently spoke about NJ HIMSS, upcoming events, and his plans as President.
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The New Jersey Chapter of HIMSS (NJHIMSS) is pleased to announce the 2013 Academic Scholarship program for students of Healthcare Information Management and Healthcare Information Technology.
New Jersey students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship at the Graduate, Undergraduate or Certificate level.
The Graduate award is $5,000, the Undergraduate award is $2500, and the certificate award is $500. The winners will be invited to NJHIMSS event in the Fall of 2013 where they will participate in an award ceremony. Scholarship recipients may be asked to participate in the logistics of the conference.
There will be one (1) Graduate Award; two (2) undergraduate awards and two (2) certificate awards
Applicants for the New Jersey Chapter Healthcare Information Management Systems scholarships must fulfill these minimum requirements:
The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be that of student in an accredited certificate, undergraduate, Masters, or PhD program related to the healthcare information technology . The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in, healthcare informatics, healthcare computer science and information systems, healthcare policy and quantitative programs in business administration and hospital administration will predominate.
The applicant must be attending a school in New Jersey or be New Jersey resident
The applicant must have at least a B average or equivalent at the time of the application. Certificate students may submit a letter of recommendations as a substitute for transcripts.
The Application must be sponsored by a NJ HIMSS Member in good standing
Previous Scholarship winners are ineligible.
All applicants are asked to submit a copy of their academic transcripts and a 500 word Essay on Healthcare Information Technology, online.
Applications are being accepted now through 6/15/2013. Winners will be notified by July 1, 2013