Past Events

19 Mar
This session will discuss how individuals may use tools and resources available to them through HIMSS to further their professional development. Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS, will be leading...
14 Mar
Celebrate Spring with the Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS! Come join us for some light food and refreshments as you socialize with peers in the industry, make connections and expand your network.
19 Feb
Mobile health applications for diabetes self-management have become more easily accessible than healthcare providers have had a chance to adopt them into their practice. Learn how theory can be...
12 Feb
Join the Greater Illinois Chapter in Orlando! Meet new friends and renew old friendships as you enjoy a beautiful evening at the Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar after a rewarding day of education.
7 Feb
Speakers Include: Frank Williams Frank Williams is the CEO and Co-Founder of Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH). Evolent helps physicians and health systems achieve superior performance through value-based...
18 Jan
Join us to discuss innovation in Cybersecurity…exploring blockchain and other considerations for healthcare Agenda: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Check-in over coffee & refreshments 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM:...
14 Jan
This event is by invite only. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Wiseman at
11 Dec
Join cybersecurity expert Shefali Mookencherry (Impact Advisors) as she explores 2018 lessons learned and upcoming cybersecurity challenges in 2019! Shefali will cover the following topics during the...
6 Dec
Join the holiday party for an evening of meeting new friends and networking with old acquaintances. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF), the First Illinois Healthcare Financial...
8 Nov
The digital transformation of healthcare has made large amounts of healthcare data available from electronic health records, telehealth, numerous medical and mobile devices, and other technologies...
23 Oct
The 2018 Fall Summit is a not-to-be-missed educational event for healthcare finance professionals in the Chicagoland area. Drury Lane Conference Center is in the Western Suburbs just minutes away...
20 Sep
Illinois Advocacy Event (Non-GIC HIMSS Sponsored) Please join us for Partnership for Connected Illinois’ third annual Illinois Telehealth Initiative's Telehealth Law Forum . Explore what it takes to...
19 Jul
COST GIC HIMSS Member: $20 Students: $10 Non-Member: $35 Non-Member (PLUS Membership): $59 WHAT : GIC HIMSS Summer Social WHY: One of our LARGEST and most fun social networking events! WHAT TO EXPECT...
11 Jun
Golf Rate: $150 ( $125* ) Includes: Golf, cart, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner and goody bag Dinner Only: $65 ( $50* ) Includes: Cocktail reception, dinner & networking * Early Bird Rates...
24 May
Healthbox Joins Lineup for HHS Startup Day HIMSS’s recently acquired subsidiary Healthbox will join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in hosting HHS Startup Day Chicago at MATTER ,...
17 May
Sister Chapter Event: Wisconsin Dairyland HIMSS Theme: Changing World of Healthcare Leadership Conference RSVP now to hear speakers from Mayo Clinic, IBM Watson, and CIOs from around this great state...
10 May
Cost GIC HIMSS Member: $20 Students: $10 Non-Member: $35 Non-Member (PLUS Membership): $59 Program Preview Join us in Oak Brook as Judy Ferraro & Associates lead us through interactions to move...
1 May
The Journey to HIMSS Davies Award: Demonstrating sustainable quality improvement and return on investment using Electronic Health Records and health information technology Webinar Overview Welcome...
12 Apr
Cost GIC HIMSS Member: $20 Students: $10 Non-Member: $35 Non-Member (PLUS Membership): $59 Event Career Development Fair, Panel & Mentor Networking The 2nd Annual Student and Professional Career...
3 Apr
Abstract: Both in our lives as healthcare professionals as well as our personal lives, cybersecurity has become an ever-present topic. Not that we want it to, but we can’t make it go away either...
20 Mar
OBJECTIVE: Introduce conceptual processes that have a significant impact on patient intake workflow, directly enhancing RCM results. ABSTRACT: With healthcare rapidly moving in the direction of value...
6 Mar
Cost GIC HIMSS Member: $20 Students: $10 Non-Chapter Members: $35 Non-Chapter Members (includes membership): $59 Event #HIMSS18 GIC HIMSS Cocktail Reception Join us for a drink at the LAVO Lounge,...
8 Feb
Organizational Affiliate Price : $20/ $10** Join your Health Provider Community colleagues on Feb 8th for GICHIMSS Winter Program: a panel discussion on today’s Digital Healthcare Consumer. As...
6 Feb
Abstract: In the face of more frequent disaster situations and a higher reliance on technology, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity have become absolutely vital in today’s healthcare...
22 Oct
Join Us at the Crossroads of America for the 2017 Midwest Fall Technology Conference! The theme for the 11th annual Midwest Fall Technology Conference is topical both in terms of venue and the...
5 Oct
*Non-Member cost includes Chapter membership Program Preview Join us for Health IT Week as we discuss: Trends in payer/provider collaboration along with pharmaceutical challenges and the critical...
3 Oct
Abstract: As cyber security pundits warned, the number of ransomware incidents is on the rise in 2017. Unfortunately, ransomware schemes have become an easy source of revenue for cyber criminals,...
19 Sep
To Be Rescheduled Abstract: Healthcare organizations are challenged to comply with growing federal and state mandates, and threats to PHI are advanced, persistent and disruptive to business...
8 Sep
Advance your career and distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Gain skills and tools to help you make a difference in your organization and your community. Demonstrate your...
14 Aug
GIC HIMSS Lady Golfers! hfma - first illinois chapter invites you to attend their outing at their member rate.
20 Jul
2017 Summer Social - GIC HIMSS Help your fellow members welcome our newly elected GIC HIMSS Board of Directors and thank those who are passing the baton. Having the second (2nd) largest Chapter and...
18 Jul
Webinar Title: Embracing the Digital Transformation of Healthcare Abstract: No healthcare organization is immune to the high-performance demands of next-generation digital tools and applications, or...
20 Jun
Abstract: Design Thinking has been a presence in healthcare since the late 1990s with the work of IDEO and Kaiser Permanente crafting the patient experience. Since that time, there has been much...
15 Jun
Together We Achieve More... Join us for two engaging Face-to-Face panel discussions: Identifying and Assisting the Impaired Healthcare Worker and Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients and Employees ,...
12 Jun
Event Details Date: Monday, June 12, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Shotgun Start - Four Player Scramble (Check-in begins at 11:00 am) Location: Ruffled Feathers Golf Club,1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont, IL 60439...
18 May
Valuable for all men and women of the GIC HIMSS Community! Join us on May 18 th as we celebrate Women in Leadership with guest speaker Shirley Weis. Shirley went from the bedside to the boardroom in...
11 Apr
GIC HIMSS Presents: HIMSS17 Orlando Highlights and Insights! “if you couldn’t go, here’s what you missed… and if you went, let’s talk about it!” HIMSS GIC Board will host an Interactive Webinar on...
17 Jan
Abstract: Virtual health is rapidly changing the landscape of how we provide healthcare as well as impacting health insurers and others. The ability to deliver health services at a distance using...
12 Jan
Drinks & Hors d'oeurves included 5:30-7:30 pm Due to overwhelming response to the 2015 leadership development event at Second City, GIC HIMSS has brought together this fun and interactive...
3 Jan
Abstract: In this webinar, we will discuss several prominent breaches and provide methods that could have been taken to prevent them. Event Objectives: Our objective will be to provide a better...
20 Dec
Abstract: Reflection is something we don't allow ourselves to experience because we are too busy getting to the next task, yet reflection is the very essence of success. Capturing lessons learned...
6 Dec
Abstract: We will discuss the importance of data security in today’s environment. Then we will differentiate between Data Loss Prevention technologies and a Data Loss Prevention Program. The last...
1 Dec
**Please note that $60 per ticket is tax deductible and receipts will be available onsite**
15 Nov
With prescription drug abuse on the rise, find alternatives to traditional preprinted RX paper to reduce risk for your physicians and organization. Print prescriptions on plain paper and eliminate...
13 Nov
The 10 th annual Midwest Fall Technology Conference is being held from November 13 through the 15 th in the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The Minnesota HIMSS Chapter...
1 Nov
- Show how VDI has grown up into an End User Computing system. Creating a consumer simple but enterprise secure system for access to Apps, content and Virtual desktops. Allows users / clinician to...
27 Oct
*$59 non-member fee includes Greater Illinois Chapter HIMSS membership* Join us for a panel review of four emerging topics in our industry. Our panel brings expertise from across the industry to...
18 Oct
1. Abstract: As IT solutions are a significant financial investment for any healthcare organizations, they require partnering with the right vendor. This presentation will cover the important...
4 Oct
Join Dr. Eric France, Healthcare Provider with PMG Healthcare Solutions, and Emily Borlik, Managing Director of Healthcare for Slalom Consulting as they explore how to achieve effective informatics...
30 Sep
Overview: GIC HIMSS is offering a 2-day Nursing Informatics Certification Review Course. This course is intended to assist in preparation for the ANCC Informatics Nursing Certification exam. This is...
29 Sep
Join the Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS for thier upcoming National Health IT Week Reception! This event will feature a discussion with Illinois Telehealth Panelists including Kristin Schleiter JD...
28 Jul
Registration has closed. Unfortunately, we are at capacity for the event and are unable to accept walk-ins. Thank you for your interest! Please join us for a relaxing summer evening in one the...
12 Jul
The use of telehealth has grown at an unprecedented rate in recent years. Join us to learn more about the drivers of growth, understand the updates in Illinois telehealth legislation, see examples of...
22 Jun
Join us on Wednesday, June 22 nd from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Prentice Women’s Hospital Conference Center (part of Northwestern Medicine) in Chicago, IL as our speakers and panelists provide insight...
21 Jun
Join this webinar to see how teams around the world, including Advocate Healthcare & Princeton Healthcare Systems, have made foundational and fundamental changes in their support offering to bring about revolutionary change to their businesses. End User IT Analytics will change how you support and maintain your enterprise.
7 Jun
The objectives of the webinar will be to give a high-level overview of MACRA and MIPS, and to assist attendees with understanding how to be successful under the new Quality Payment Program.
6 May
This one-day, in-person CPHIMS Review Course will provide an interactive and fast-paced survey to aid in the knowledge transfer process, and is an excellent review of each CPHIMS topic, ensuring you are familiar with all areas covered by the CPHIMS exam.
3 May
Drug-drug interaction (DDI) alerts within the electronic health record are often not perceived as beneficial by providers. Electronic clinical decision support systems are not being leveraged to their optimal intended use. This combination contributes to potentially increased risks to patients. This presentation describes factors that affect provider response to critical DDI alerts and presents a process model for more effective use of the DDI alert system. A comparative analysis between recommended best practice for DDI alerts and one hospital’s system was conducted. Disparity was found related to technology and content factors or characteristics. Consideration and application of these best practices requires interprofessional review and decision making process, with ongoing governance to support and sustain the DDI alert system.
15 Mar
Enterprise IT infrastructure plays a critical and ever increasing role in the ability for premiere health care organizations, hospitals, and providers to provide the high level of patient care expected by both patients and physicians/staff. While pressured to provide the best healthcare experience possible - enabled by IT - most IT organizations supporting hospital operation workloads are continuously under pressure to reduce expense, to be more responsive and flexible, and to provide more value than ever before. Understanding the changes facing the infrastructure market and evaluating new technologies/concepts to run data center operations is critical to helping IT adapt within healthcare. To help move patient care and experience, to increase capabilities for health care providers, and to reduce operating cost, IT must look to smart capital investment and implementation of new technologies. This session will look at how the IT infrastructure landscape is changing and ways with which IT can begin providing "Healthcare IT as a Service" instead of just providing and managing back office infrastructure.
23 Feb
The brief history of the existence of mobile devices has demonstrated that they deserve the title of the most vulnerable digital device. Easily the victim of intrusion, loss or theft, it is far more likely that critical data can fall into the hands of the wrong person from a mobile device than from any other form of storage. Beyond the loss of brand reputation for a company that manages sensitive data so cavalierly, there are numerous other consequences when control of such precious data is mishandled. Some of the most damaging hits to a company’s bottom line can come in the way of victim class action lawsuits, shareholder class action lawsuits, the FTC’s mandatorily-imposed 20 year remediation plan. And, most importantly, the miscreant company risks facing government regulatory sanctions. Join Stephen Treglia, JD, HCISPP, and Douglas Lubahn, HCISPP, as they analyze some of the most devastating recent data breaches, highlight where the legal and regulatory dangers may be hiding in HIPAA/HITECH, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Sarbanes-Oxley, FTC, state breach notification laws and even pending legislation such as the EU’s Data Protection Legislation, and discuss best practices to minimize the risk of critical data loss.
25 Jan
The IHE North American Connectathon Week is a powerful industry event that unites 1,000+ health IT professionals and industry's leading organizations to advance health IT interoperability in North America.
19 Jan
Organizations and users continue to demand faster and deeper insight into their data. The solution needs to be simple and not involve complex processes, cumbersome products, or dependency on data specialists. These requirements continue to drive the need for self-service reporting and data analytics and have also created a new class of user – the citizen data scientist. Learn how to choose a solution that will provide valuable information to you in quick and concise formats. - How to identify current needs in my environment for data reporting - What would be the impact and benefits to my organization - How to determine success with a self-service reporting and analytics solution
5 Jan
The best culture in a health care organization is a "connection culture." Connection is defined as a bond based on shared identity, empathy and understanding that moves individuals toward group-centered membership. One prominent neuroscientist describes connection as a superpower because it makes people more productive, healthier and happier. Patients and their families benefit from connection cultures, too, as the feeling of connection among the healthcare professionals extends to them and helps reduce the stress and anxiety that accompany illness.
17 Nov
In this 60-minute webcast, HIMSS Chicago Chapter members learn about The PCPI® Performance and Quality Improvement Network (PQIN) – a new learning network designed to facilitate rapid-cycle quality improvement among its health care members. The PQIN will use a variety of channels to share and facilitate quality improvement. At the center of the PQIN is an online community or “Hub” that will foster direct interaction among members. Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, PCPI quality improvement program manager, will review the strategic and operations plan for this new resource that will allow members to share, engage with peers and have access to the latest quality improvement knowledge. The PQIN will help member organizations create programs, which lead to better health outcomes and satisfaction for patients and practitioners.
11 Nov
The 7th Annual Health Reform Summit will be taking place Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
3 Nov
In this 60-minute webcast, HIMSS Chicago Chapter members will learn about the recently released final rule from CMS on Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 of meaningful use. Chapter members will get an overview of the important changes beginning in 2015, and members will learn how to succeed with meaningful use in 2015 and beyond. Michael Patrick Wall, CPHIMS, will review the changes to the EHR Incentive Program pursuant to the final rule, and will assist attendees with developing strategy to be successful with meaningful use.
8 Oct
The Greater Chicago Chapter (GCC) of HIMSS and the Project Management Institute (PMI) of Chicagoland are pleased to present a collaborative, knowledge sharing event to discuss project management best practices for implementing enterprise health systems.
5 Oct
The 10th Annual National Health IT Week is being held October 5-9, 2015. Learn more at
29 Sep
Presented By: Ellen Derrico, Senior Director, Product Marketing, RES Software
21 Jul
Leading health & life sciences organizations are addressing a wide variety of business challenges such as reducing 30-day hospital readmissions, improving patient safety, and enhancing drug discovery by harnessing the power of their data with “Big Data” analytics solutions. These solutions enable organizations to assemble and analyze information from different data ‘silos’ such as patient data from the EHR, claims data from payer organizations, and even data outside the traditional healthcare context such as socio-economic and patient generated data in a scalable, cost-effective manner. Importantly, these tools comprehend both structured and unstructured information and help organizations move from retrospective reports to real-time predictive analytics. In this session, we will discuss the top industry trends and use cases driving demand for advanced analytics, learn about real-world case studies where health & life sciences organizations have deployed advanced big data analytics solutions including the benefits they have derived, and finally, discuss practical steps for adopting these solutions and capabilities within your own organization.
7 Jul
Slalom Consulting & ImplementHIT have developed a solution, CODE BLUE , that clearly identifies opportunities for quality enhancement and positively impacting reimbursement, accomplished through analytics, focused “bite sized” performance enhancing training and ongoing surveillance for those users that have been identified as needing “support.”
16 Jun
Many health care organizations today are experiencing a post implementation “hangover” and find themselves challenged to gain buy-in or effectively measure the success/failure of their goal toward a stable, up-to-date EHR that efficiently enables key organizational strategies. Clinicians are frustrated that the new system doesn’t meet their needs, users create their own work-arounds which vary from unit to unit. In today’s competitive market place, it is important to identify ways to optimize the value from the implementation investment. Optimization efforts can extend from tactical clean-up to strategic business redesign and can occur before, during or after solution implementation. Utilizing operational, clinical and revenue cycle experience, organizations can drive outcomes-based improvement to meet their defined set of objectives.
15 Jun
The National Healthcare Innovation Summit is the leading educational forum to explore cutting-edge innovations with demonstrated results that accelerate healthcare transformation.
2 Jun
MoreDirect and our partner Vitelnet will provide a high level overview of the business issues and challenges telemedicine solutions can address. The focus will be a review of telemedicine business drivers and how people, process and technologies are being used to improve access, improve quality and decrease costs. Telemedicine has been around for a long time, new technologies are making it easier to connect clinicians to patients and remotely monitor patients influencing better overall health.
15 May
This one-day, in-person Review Course will provide an interactive and fast-paced survey to aid in the knowledge transfer process, and is an excellent review of each CPHIMS topic, ensuring you are familiar with all areas covered by the CPHIMS exam.
11 May
2014 was labeled as the “Year of the Breach.” But those that received all the publicity were attacks directed at the major retailers or media companies. As noted in a Washington Post article, this year “2015 is already the year of the health-care hack – and it’s only going to get worse.”1 With a host of regulations now being enforced, including HIPAA and HITECH, a data breach can have substantial legal and financial consequences. But it doesn’t have to be this way. On May 11th, join Stephen Treglia, Legal Counsel at Absolute Software and former Assistant DA, Chief of the Technology Crime Unit in New York, for an in-depth look at: • Evolution of and future outlook of healthcare privacy regulation • Techniques to implement pre-emptive mobile data security • Risk response measures to avoid significant security incidents • Securing Healthcare devices throughout their lifecycle
27 Apr
The webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities of sharing healthcare data for provider organizations.
17 Mar
Healthcare organizational data has a wide range of uses. From surgical analytics, service line profitability and quality analysis to claims management, revenue cycle management and utilization, analytics can provide the critical insights in meeting the organizations goals and gain competitive advantage. Focused analytical applications can provide a quick return on investment and provide the foundation for the use of analytics across the enterprise. Join us for a webinar to learn how analytics can help give organizations the visibility to key operational metrics to help improve profitability.
3 Mar
Seth Blumenthal, MBA, National Quality Registry Network (NQRN®) Program Manager, will be presenting. Mr. Blumenthal will provide an overview of clinical registries and the NQRN, a voluntary network of organizations operating registries and others interested in increasing the usefulness of clinical registries to measure and improve patient health outcomes. Mr. Blumenthal will be covering topics including an introduction to clinical registries, the varied organizations that participate in the NQRN through its Council, the work that NQRN has accomplished since its founding in 2011, what’s next for 2015, and how to get involved. A discussion will follow.
17 Feb
Breaches have breached alarming levels in impact and frequency, with the average total cost of a data breach in 2014 estimated at $5.9 million, or $316 per patient record. Cybercrime in healthcare is growing, with the black market value of health records estimated in 2014 at 10-20x that of a credit card alone. Healthcare workers are empowered with more information power tools now than ever before, from smart devices, to apps, social media, wearables, Internet of Things and so on. These promise great benefits to patient care, but also bringing hidden risks. Never has security and privacy been more critical. In this session we highlight 2014 HIMSS Analytics research showing that if usability is lacking it can drive workarounds, non-compliance and risk. Historically usability has been viewed as the opposite of security. We will show several examples of where effective security combines usability and strong security, enabling great patient care, while minimizing risks of security incidents and breaches.
21 Oct
Government regulations such as Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) are putting additional pressure on healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care, coordination of care and population health management. A strong interoperability backbone that provides system connectivity is the key to attaining MU2. Interoperability transforms information into key insights that drive better clinical outcomes and improve the lives of individuals and communities.
27 Aug
The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly consumer-driven, mirroring trends in the retail and hospitality industries. Amidst skyrocketing healthcare costs, increased spending by patients/ members, and higher cost-sharing requirements and high deductible plans, there is a major push for transparency. The accumulation of these factors is driving organizations to look for ways to transform the way they deliver care and information. At Slalom, we see user design and segmentation as critical components to achieve the Triple Aim.