Message from our President!

                                                            April 2019

South Dakota Chapter of HIMSS Members,

UPDATE : SDHIMSS HIT Forum is Rescheduled to Wednesday, June 5th   

The annual Health Information Technology Spring Forum has been rescheduled due to another wintery storm that arrived just in time to result in the cancellation of the scheduled event on Thursday, April 11th.  The Program Committee has rescheduled this signature event for SDHIMSS, to Wednesday, June 5th.  Again, they have planned an exciting day for us, with an exceptional line-up of topics and speakers, including national HIMSS speaker, Rob Piechowski, who will present on a very timely topic, Data and EthicsPlease plan to join us again, for this educational event and enrich your knowledge base in healthcare IT.  Registration is now available and easy to use on

The program for the day follows.

SDHIMSS Annual Spring HIT Forum Event

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Location: Sanford Center



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

  9:00 – 9:15 AM            Welcome   

  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 / Organizational Culture - John Meyer, Lemonly

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

                                    Track 2 Social Engineering – Allen Lepke, Highpoint

  2:20 – 3:15 PM            Track 1 Pharmacy Landscape Analysis – Sharrel Pinero, SDSU 

                                    Track 2 Zero Suicide - Kristi Sidel, Avera Health

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

  3:30 – 4:00 PM            SDHIMSS Membership Meeting

  4:00 – 4:15 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