Message from our President!

March 2019

South Dakota Chapter of HIMSS Members,                   

Happy Spring 2019 !!!

There are just a few more days until the arrival of the vernal equinox, the “official” arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere!  Likewise, within a few short weeks, the annual SDHIMSS Spring HIT Forum will be here as well.  The annual Health Information Technology Spring Forum is scheduled on Thursday, April 11th, at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD.  The Program Committee has an exciting day planned, with an exceptional line-up of topics and speakers, including a national speaker on Data and EthicsPlease plan to join us for this educational event and enrich your knowledge base in healthcare IT.  

Here is the schedule for the day.   

SDHIMSS Annual Spring HIT Forum Event

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Location: Sanford Center



8:00 – 8:50 AM              Breakfast, Registration, and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 AM              Welcome SDHIMSS

9:15 – 10:30 AM            Data and Ethics - Rob Piechowski, National HIMSS Speaker

10:30 – 10:45 AM          Networking Break – Time with Vendors

10:50 – 11:45 AM          Data Management as a Service - Christopher Henkenius, H4Technology

11:50 – 1:15 PM            Lunch Presentation - John Meyer, Lemonly

  1:20 – 2:15 PM            Track 1 Physician Driven Sepsis Initiative - Kim Jenniges, Avera Health

                                    Track 2 Social Engineering - Shawn Mendel, Highpoint

  2:20 – 3:15 PM            Track 1 Pharmacy Landscape Analysis - Rachel Sehr, SD Dept of Health 

                                    Track 2 Zero Suicide - Kristi Sidel, Avera Health

  3:15 – 3:30 PM            Networking Break – Time with Vendors

  3:30 – 4:15 PM            SDHIMSS Membership Meeting

  4:15 – 4:30 PM            Prizes and Vendor Giveaways

                                    Closing Remarks

*Registration for the event is available now on EventBrite. 




Marcine Forrette

President, South Dakota Chapter of HIMSS




The South Dakota Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is dedicated to advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation, education, and community affiliations in South Dakota