HIMSS19 Chapter luncheon

February 13, 11:00am, EST - 1:00pm, EST


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HIMSS19 Chapter Luncheon

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DVHIMSS, Central PA HIMSS, and Western PA HIMSS hosted a Pennsylvania Chapters luncheon during HIMSS19 in Orlando, FL. The sold-out event, held on February 13th, 2019 was attended by almost 130 members and non-members. DVHIMSS President, Bruce Marcolongo welcomed the participants to the luncheon and later introduced Josh Marpet from Red Lion, the Presenting Sponsor for the luncheon. Josh gave a brief talk highlighting the key components of blockchain technology.

The President of Central PA HIMSS, Rob Sheesley, gave an overview of events related to the upcoming Pennsylvania Healthcare IT Day (PA HIT Day) scheduled for April 29th & April 30th, 2019. Our keynote speaker for the luncheon was Karen Murphy PhD, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Founding Director, Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Geisinger who spoke on the importance of healthcare IT in the transformation of healthcare into the future.

Thanks to our luncheon sponsors and all participants for attending the luncheon!

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Will you be at  HIMSS19 in Orlando, FL? If so, please join us, along with your colleagues from Central PA and Western PA HIMSS chapters for lunch, networking, and an informative talk from a keynote speaker.

Keynote Speaker
Karen Murphy, PhD, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Founding Director, Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Geisinger.


Dr. Karen Murphy is executive vice president, chief innovation officer and founding director of the Steele Institute for Health Innovation at Geisinger.

Dr. Murphy has worked to improve and transform healthcare delivery throughout her career in both the public and private sectors. Before joining Geisinger, she served as Pennsylvania’s secretary of health addressing the most significant health issues facing the state, including the opioid epidemic. Prior to her role as secretary, Dr. Murphy served as director of the State Innovation Models Initiative at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services leading a $990 million CMS investment designed to accelerate health care innovation across the United States. She previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Moses Taylor Health Care System in Scranton, and as founder and chief executive officer of Physicians Health Alliance, Inc., an integrated medical group practice within Moses Taylor.

Dr. Murphy earned her doctor of philosophy in business administration from the Temple University Fox School of Business. She holds a master’s of business administration from Marywood University, a bachelor of science in liberal arts from the University of Scranton, and a diploma in nursing from the Scranton State Hospital School of Nursing.

An author and national speaker on health policy and innovation, Dr. Murphy also serves as a clinical faculty member at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

­­As chief innovation officer, Dr. Murphy leads Geisinger’s deep commitment to innovation, one of the organization’s four principle values along with kindness, excellence and learning to fulfill the mission of caring. Geisinger is an integrated healthcare system that includes 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and a health plan that serves approximately 600,000 members. Geisinger’s more than 30,000 employees, 2500 providers, nearly 500 residents and fellows, and 360 medical students serve and care for the three million residents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


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Online registration deadline is 02/09/2019

Limited onsite registration may be available on the day of the event. Onsite registration rate: $30 (all types of registrations)