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We Are HIMSS Member Spotlight: Cheri Jackson

Cheri Jackson

At HIMSS, our members are the heart of our organization, made up of more than 100,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations. Because their contributions are essential to our success, we seek to recognize their many accomplishments across title, worksite, region and career stage. Today and every day, we celebrate the essential endeavors of these health information and technology changemakers. #wearehimss

"Health information and technology is a great industry to be a part of and is never boring. You must be organized, flexible and ready to work hard, but it’s a very rewarding career." -Cheri Jackson

Cheri Jackson is chapter leader for the HIMSS Alabama Chapter.

Cheri Jackson
IT Systems Manager
Huntsville Hospital

What is one of the biggest challenges you’ve encountered? How did you overcome it?

Making sure that my organization stays up to date with all of the regulatory requirements. I was able to help conquer this by utilizing all available resources, such as HIMSS, the advisory board, the CMS site and other resources. The key to making these new regulations successful was to find ways to incorporate them into the clinicians’ existing workflows.

What is a collaboration that makes you proud?

This year, we shifted our annual Alabama HIMSS Chapter conference to take place virtually in conjunction with the New England, Mississippi, and Southern California chapters.

What advice do you have for someone who is considering a career in health information and technology?

Health information and technology is a great industry to be a part of and is never boring. You must be organized, flexible and ready to work hard, but it’s a very rewarding career.

If you could time travel, where would you go?

I would go back to the 1990s when my mother, father, and son were still alive and be sure to make the most of those relationships.

What's your favorite book or film?

My favorite book is "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit." My favorite movie is "The Matrix."

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