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Realizing the Power of FHIR: An overview of SMART on FHIR and CDS Hooks

Thank you to our members, guests, and speaker, Lloyd McKenzie, Gevity Consultant and Co-Chair of the FHIR Management Group, for making the event a success. 


Events materials will be available shortly.


BC HIMSS Membership Renewal

With HIMSS, a formal program year runs from July 1st through June 30th. For members who transitioned from BCHIMPS to BC HIMSS last year on July 1st, 2020, this date also marks the 1 year anniversary of your full HIMSS membership and as such you may have received a notice from HIMSS indicating that their membership will be expiring soon and to kindly renew by logging into "My Membership Renewal." First, we are writing to confirm that this is a legitimate email from HIMSS. Second, please be aware that there are two membership options:

Option 1 - HIMSS Regular Membership      

This is the full access membership that all former BCHIMPS members (now BC HIMSS members) currently enjoy. This ‘upgrade’ was included in the transition package from BCHIMPS to BC HIMSS last year to allow all our members to be able to experience all the services the HIMSS global network has to offer including access to health information and technology professionals as well as to BC HIMSS local events. Holding this membership status for one year or more is a requirement to be eligible to serve on the BC HIMSS Board of Directors.

Cost: $199 USD.

Option 2 - HIMSS British Columbia Chapter Membership 

This allows members to engage with the BC HIMSS on a local level only and take advantage of special offers related to BC HIMSS events.

Cost: $39 USD.

(Please visit the HIMSS Membership page for more details.)

We encourage all BC HIMSS members to sign in at himss.org using your BC HIMSS credentials to explore the many benefits of the HIMSS Regular Membership – such as on-demand webinars, articles, reports and much more - before deciding on which renewal membership option is right for them for 2021/2022.

Call for applications for BC HIMSS Board positions for 2021/22

With the start of a new BC HIMSS program year, also comes the time for renewal of our Board of Directors. This year, we have four open positions on our Board of Directors and are seeking qualified candidates interested in joining our team! In applying to join the BC HIMSS Board, you are making a commitment to serve your health informatics community. As a Board member, you will be asked to attend the monthly board meetings and serve on board committees. You can expect to spend two hours per committee meeting as well as at least one hour per board meeting each month. Generally speaking, a commitment of approximately eight to ten hours per month (for reading, preparation and meeting attendance) will meet your obligations to the Board.

Please note, all candidates must be an active member of HIMSS at the HIMSS Regular Membership level for at least one year to be eligible to serve - former BCHMPS members who transitioned to HIMSS on July 1, 2020, are considered eligible for this year.

In contrast to past years where BCHIMPS members voted on new Board positions at our Annual General Meeting, we will be holding an open and virtual election for all positions towards the end of June. All members of HIMSS in good standing are eligible to vote for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors; stay tuned for more information on how voting will be conducted.

If you are interested in joining our Board please submit your name, contact information anbrief overview of your background and interest in a director role before Wednesday, June 9th to britishcolumbia.info@himsschapter.org for consideration by our BC HIMSS Nominating Committee.


Opening the Black Box: Exploring the Complexities of the CST Project

Thank you to our members, guests, and especially our speaker, Sally Turner, for making the April 29, 2021 fireside chat of a deep dive into BC's largest clinical transformation initiative a success.

Materials will be posted shortly. Please check back. 


Materials from past events are available under our Education Series page.


~ Membership with BCHIMSS ~

For any questions on membership please contact membersupport@himss.org 

For any other questions, including event management, please contact us at britishcolumbia.info@himsschapter.org 


Past symposium presentations are available here. 

BCHIMSS is pleased to announce that the Symposiums are accredited as "Patients Included." For more details, please click here.

To join BCHIMSS, please visit our Become a Member page.

To sponsor BCHIMSS, please email us at britishcolumbia.info@himsschapter.org

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The BC Health Information Management Professionals Society (BCHIMPS) is the premier not-for-profit organization for those involved with all aspects of managing health information within BC. A key focus of BCHIMPS is member education. The Society hosts regular symposia and other educational events featuring nationally recognized speakers while highlighting local and provincial initiatives.

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