Welcome to the New England HIMSS Chapter Website!
The New England HIMSS Chapter works hard to bring education, collaboration and networking opportunities to our members all over the six-state region. Keeping up in the ever-changing, fast paced world of Healthcare IT can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned professionals.
Our mission is to not only keep up with the changes that impact quality, safety and efficiency but to be a leader so please join us and participate in the events planned for our chapter year: Calendar of Events
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New England HIMSS Achieves Gold Chapter Recognition
For the second year in a row, New England HIMSS has achieved Gold Chapter Recognition! The Gold Award is the highest status that a chapter can achieve. This recognition is a celebration of the amazing collaboration and dedication of our 2023-2024 board, committee volunteers, sponsors, and member community – all working together to create a positive impact across New England through valuable programs and volunteer service. Congratulations to the chapter for this achievement!
New England HIMSS Achieves Changemaker Status of Chapter Advocacy
For the fourth year in a row, New England HIMSS has achieved Changemaker status of Chapter Advocacy! This is the considered the highest level of advocacy recognition! The achievement is a testament to the work our Advocacy chair Mary Griskewicz and the phenomenal Advocacy committee have done in the past year. This recognition was given to New England from the HIMSS Government Relations Team in appreciation of our dedication to transforming health through information and technology in the New England area and for engaging in the Chapter Advocacy Task Force. Congratulations to the New England HIMSS Advocacy team!
2023 - 2024 President's Message
Welcome to a new year for the HIMSS New England Chapter! I feel so grateful to be elected to serve as your President for this coming year! We have an amazing executive board, including Paulo Farqui (President Elect), Katie Bethel (Past President), Liza Cameron (Treasurer), Liddy Bileck (Secretary), and Bruno Nardone and Mary Griskewicz (Members-at-Large), back for another term! This past year under Katie’s leadership, we were able to hold many wonderful in-person events that were well attended, proof that people are anxious to get back together! NE HIMSS is fortunate to have so many wonderful sponsors, who not only support us, but also provide educational and informative webinars on a monthly basis. We also held our very popular Clinical Informatics series, offering CEs for those who attended live as well as the recorded series after. Lastly, we had our very first in-person After Dark event. We are already busy planning for an event filled year, focusing on in-person events and ensuring we are inclusive of all our New England states!
This year will start like last year, with our August Kickoff event in beautiful Newport, RI. This will be an in-person event at the Viking Hotel rooftop! Why mess with success?! This event has our volunteers, members, non-members, and sponsors meet the board and network with colleagues while enjoying the beautiful views of Newport Harbor. Our planning has started in earnest for this year with many events already in process including a Cybersecurity Event in September, our October Digital Health Event, an Advocacy Event in November and of course our ever-popular Holiday Social at the Boston Winery, and that’s just the first half of the year; many others are in the planning stages as well, including our Annual Spring Conference, moving back to May this year. Our goal this year is to get as many events planned as possible to drive attendance and to provide as much exposure to our very supportive sponsors. Also, we are applying again and hoping to win the Gold Level Chapter Status and the Chapter Advocacy Award for 2023-2024, both awarded by HIMSS. Our NE HIMSS website will also be undergoing a complete overhaul sometime in the fall, and we will make sure to keep you all updated on that, because the look and feel may change. Lots going on!!!
The HIMSS New England chapter is fortunate to have so many good sponsors and regular inquiries from other organizations looking to sponsor NE HIMSS. When we chat with other HIMSS organizations, we realize how incredible it is to have the vast array of industries supporting us. For that I am so grateful and would like to again give a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors.
Finally, and most importantly are all of YOU. Volunteers are the heart of what we do and there is no way we could be as successful a chapter as we are without all of you. I am beyond grateful to help lead this organization and this amazing group of people. You are all so wonderful and make this job so much easier!
My door is always open, digitally or otherwise! I am open to feedback on opportunities for improvements around events, membership, and communication. I look forward to leading you through this year.
Renee E. Broadbent, MBA, CCSFP
President, HIMSS New England
Announcing the 2023-2024 New England HIMSS Elected Officials
Renee Broadbent joined SoNE HEALTH as Vice President of Information Technology in January of 2021, later assuming the role of Chief Information Officer in 2022. Renee leads SoNE’s data and technology strategy, and oversees data security for the organization. Renee is a senior-level healthcare executive with extensive background in strategic planning, information technology, population health management and data security. She has held the role of Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer in both hospital health systems and Managed Care Organizations (MCO). Prior to joining SoNE HEALTH, Renee served as Senior Manager at Wolf & Company, P.C. and as AVP of Population Health Information Technology and Strategy at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Paulo Farqui is a healthcare management professional with over 15 years’ experience providing strategic advisory, interim management, and technical expertise to health systems in New England and across the country. He has a proven track record and ability to deliver successful outcomes in rapidly changing environments, and has deep expertise in digital health, healthcare strategy and operations, and emerging technologies. His focus and passion lie in managing projects & teams across the healthcare ecosystem to effectively drive change and generate lasting results. Paulo has been an active member of HIMSS since 2012, and has served on the Executive Board and on multiple committees of the New England Chapter. He is a strong advocate for inclusion and respect, and has participated and led committees focused on diversity and inclusion. A life-long learner and mentor to junior colleagues and professionals, he holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. In his spare time, Paulo loves to travel, try new cuisines, and spend quality time with his wife and two sons, further reason why he’s never shy to make dad jokes and puns.
Treasurer - 2nd Term
Liza Cameron brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, working front lines early in her career in the lab and spending the last 23 years in healthcare information technology. Liza is a Massachusetts native and double Husky graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics. Liza currently the Director of the Data & Analytics Demand, Product Support and Usability team at Mass General Brigham. Liza is a proven leader for large scale enterprise-wide initiatives including the management of Epic interoperability initiatives and implementations and possess a well-rounded knowledge of revenue cycle and clinical operations. Liza is currently serving as the President for the New England HIMSS.
Secretary - 2nd Term
After 20+ years fostering health and wellness through spiritual care and behavioral health office administration, Liddy followed her passion for systems thinking and informatics to a career in health IT. She is currently working as an associate systems analyst for Maine Health’s inpatient clinical documentation team. She finds the intersection of human psychology/behavior, technology, and data endlessly fascinating, and is particularly interested in how people visually process large amounts of data. She is devoted to using informatics, analytics, and data visualization to remove barriers and improve patient and provider experiences in healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. Liddy recently earned her Master of Science in Health Informatics degree from the University of New England in Portland, ME. She also holds a B.A. in history from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
Member at Large - Re-elected to a 2nd Term
Mary is an award-winning executive with proven experience in health care policy, focused on Federal and Congressional issues for the Digital Health Technology Mary has been a New England HIMSS member for over 18 years. Her passion for improving the wellness, health, and peace of mind of others through health information technology and health policy brought her to serve as a former and now current chair of HIMSS Public Policy Committee (2003-2005, and 2022) and current chair of the New England HIMSS, Advocacy Committee. Mary is a current New England HIMSS, mentor and strongly believes in rising our future health IT leaders. She is a recipient of HIMSS 2022 Most Influential Women in Health IT award.
Member at Large - Re-elected to a 2nd Term
Bruno has 30 plus year career in healthcare and has been fortunate to have been in leadership positions in organizations or serve clients of organizations that represented all segments of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. This has included early work as a clinician and hospital administrator, and for the last 20 plus years as a business consultant and executive in health IT organizations. Bruno has been affiliated with HIMSS throughout the later part of his career and served on the New England HIMSS Board as Chair/Co-Chair of the HIE Committee for the last 5 years, building a deeper appreciation for the local chapter and constituents.
NE HIMSS Call for Speakers!!!!!
If you are interested in speaking at a HIMSS New England Chapter Educational Event in the 2023-2024 calendar year, please click on one of these links below: