HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations. The HIMSS staff is made up of changemakers who collaborate with members to reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.
Jo Bartley is Specialty Education Manager at HIMSS.
I celebrated 20 years on June 6!
Setting up our members and speakers for success, whether I’m guiding volunteer committee members on a project or ensuring a speaker’s session brings value to the HIMSS audience, it ultimately reflects on the high-quality education expected of HIMSS. I also was one of the original “pioneers” of a very small group of HIMSS folks who led the way to expand HIMSS programs in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It was a tough road in those early days, but I am proud of how far we have come as a global organization!
I know when a program was a success by the many compliments from attendees, speakers and planning committee members. I take pride in the fact that HIMSS is very diligent in offering exceptional education programs.
I wish people knew the details that go into planning a HIMSS program. It isn’t as cut and dry as one may think. There are many steps involved in planning a program and securing speaker, each having their own different nuances and challenges.
At HIMSS, our vision is to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere. Be part of the community that’s transforming the global health ecosystem with courage, curiosity and determination.