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Texas HIT Advocacy Day 2018- the Road to Austin

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Texas State Capitol

1100 Congress Ave

Austin, Texas 78701

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Mark your calendars for January 16 & 17, 2019!

Come and join fellow healthcare technology professionals as we advocate to create safer and more efficient healthcare systems through the use of technology. We'll kick off Texas Health IT Day activities on Wednesday evening at the iconic Stephen F. Austin Hotel with a networking social and training. Thursday will include morning visits with Texas legislators and their staff where we will introduce, educate, and discuss important topics. In the afternoon, we will hear from keynote speakers and will wrap up with panel presentations on key Texas issues.

Join us and participate in talks, walks, calls and planning that include everything from meetings with our legislators to helping with programs and social outreach. We look forward to having you and your colleagues join us for a productive day in our state's capitol. As a HIT Professional and Texas citizen, your role in Advocacy will be to educate and advocate for critical important issues. You will not be representing your organization where you are employed, you will be representing HIT Professional across Texas through your local HIMSS Chapter.

Topics of critical importance to Texans include:

  • Interoperability
  • The Opioid Crisis
  • Virtual Health

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!

Please contact your Texas Chapter Advocacy Leader to learn more and to join our growing group of Advocacy committee members and HIT Day volunteers across Texas.

Austin Chair: Sarah Churchill Llamas- sllamas@winstead.com
DFW Chair: Lee Lavergne- dfw.advocacy@himsschapter.org
Houston Chair: Joseph Kunisch- Joseph.Kunisch@memorialhermann.org

You can register for the following:

  • Volunteer for legislative visits in Austin
  • HIT social sponsored by Rauland Critical Communication Solutions
  • Joining the HIT Planning Committee

By being a volunteer for Legislative visits we are asking the following:

  1. Sign a Code of Conduct Form
  2. Attend a 30-minute training session (webinar) prior to the event
  3. Be available for the Legislative walkthrough on January 17th, 2019 at the state capital

By becoming a part of the HIT Planning Committee we are asking the following:

  1. Sign a Code of Conduct Form
  2. Attend a 30-minute training session (webinar) prior to the event
  3. Provide extra time during the months of November, December & January to help prepare for the event
  4. Be available for the Legislative walkthrough on January 17th, 2019 at the state capital


Hotel Information: For those of you who need hotel accommodations, HIMSS has negotiated a group rate at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel at 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701.

To book a room: Book Room





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