S U M M E R N E W S L E T T E R by gabyion


									                                                                            South Florida HIMSS
                                                                              1608 SE Third Avenue
                                                                         Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1905
                                                                    Phone: 954-847-4439 ?Fax: 954-847-4451
                                                                   “1998 HIMSS Silver Chapter Award Winner”
                                                           “1999 HIMSS Chapter Innovation Award Honorable Mention”
                                                              “2000 HIMSS Chapter Innovation Award Grand Prize”

                                      SUMMER                                  NEWSLETTER
   OFFICERS                                         MEETING: Wednesday, June 7, 2001
    President               LOCATION: BROWARD CONVENTION CENTER, Suite 123, Main Floor, 1950
                            Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.
 Marlene Solender
                            LUNCHEON & BUSINESS MTG: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  President Elect
Msolender@nbhd.org          PROGRAM: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
                            TOUR OF ITEC SHOWCASE FLOOR: 3:00-3:30 PM
   Joe Wagner
  VP Programs               REGISTRATION FEE: Paid Members – No charge. Non-Members – $30.00
Jwagner@nbhd.org            Lunch will be included if you RSPV by the deadline of Tuesday, May 22.

 Bob Lowdermilk             RSVP: Please RSVP for this meeting to Joe Wagner, Vice President, Programming at jwagner @
 VP Membership              nbhd.org. You must respond by Tuesday, May 22 if you would like to be included in the luncheon.

 Billie Ann Yourg           PROGRAM:         APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDERS (ASP)
 Byourg@nbhd.org             “PRO’S & CON’S OF THE ASP DYNAMIC”- Presented by Richard S. Draughon, President,
                            founder and Chief, Executive Council, Draughon Professional Association
Cathy Christensen           Changing business models in the Health Care Industry means new technologies and new business relationships.
    Treasurer               ASP arrangements can be an effective approach to establishing new business paradigms balancing regulation
 Cdc@pahnet.org             pressures, costs and patient demands. Scott’s program will examine the pros and cons of the ASP Dynamic,
                            emphasizing negotiating techniques for expanding the information management services network.
 Chris Horsnell
                            Scott is the founder as well as the President and Chief, Executive Council of Draughon Professional Association,
 VP Publications            one of the largest technology law firms in the State of Florida. In addition to more than twelve years practicing
  Publications              technology law, Scott has ten years of professional and management experience in the technology industry. He
 Chris@ebit.com             has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987.

  CORPORATE                 Scott established Draughon Professional Association in 1989, several years after completing his Juris Doctor and
                            LL.M degrees from the George Washington National Law Center. He earned his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from
  SPONSORS                  the University of North Florida and is a native of Florida. He has been active with the University of Florida
                            College of Law and has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Law, as well as at the University of
   Bell South               North Florida and Florida Coastal School of Law. He has published in the areas of taxation, securities and labor
                            law, as well as technology issues.

    Compaq                  Scott has been an outspoken advocate for government policies and legislation favoring the technology industry.
                            A sought after speaker, Scott participates on the Advisory Board of Empower America and is an Associate
                            Member of the Heritage Foundation. He writes a column for the Association of Information Technology
      Ebit                  Professionals newsletter and is frequently quoted in the Miami Herald, Orlando Sun Sentinel, St. Petersburg
                            Times and the Florida Times-Union.
Hewlett Packard
                            “HEALTHCARE ASP HOSTING” – Presented by Lindsey Jarrell, II, Vice President, HealthLink
   Healthlink               Lindsey Jarrell will be discussing Healthcare Hosting, an ASP model. Two white papers on ASP models to be
                            included in this discussion include scheduling and master patient index.

      IBM                   Lindsey Jarrell is a Vice President with Healthlink Incorporated based in Houston, Texas. Healthlink is the largest
                            privately held information technology consulting company specializing in healthcare. Lindsey has worked for
                            many years in the hospital and consulting environments in project leadership and executive roles. At Healthlink
   StrataSys                Lindsey is responsible for all McKesson HBOC and Siemens related work.

                                                                                                                            NEWSLETTER 1
Volume 2, Issue 3                                                                                    May, 2001

 President’s Message                                          Directions to Broward
 Karen Ondo, Vice President, CIO,                             Convention Center
 North Broward Hospital District                              1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
                                                              (Map available @www.goitec.com)
 HIMSS is unifying membership with Unified Dues               From the North: I-95 or Florida Turnpike
 beginning July 1, 2001. The goal is to provide               South. Exit to 595 East. Exit at Rt. 1 North.
 national vision with local focus and your board is in        Turn East on SR #84/Spangler Blvd. Follow
 support of this initiative, as it will provide for more      signs to the Convention Center. OR 1-95 or Fl
 synergistic activities and enhanced member                   Turnpike South. Exit at SR #84 East. Follow
 benefits. Benefits under the new program include:            SR #84 to end in Port Everglades. Follow
 (1) access to national and local benefits; (2)               signs to the Convention Center.
 provide local and national networks of information
 and management systems expertise at your                     From the South: I-95 or Florida Turnpike
 fingertips; (3) provide greater integration between          North. Exit to 595 East. Exit at Rt. 1 North.
 national and local activities; and (4) one                   Turn East on SR #84/Spangler Blvd. Follow
 membership fee for both levels of participation.             signs to the Convention Center. OR US #1 to
 The “official” South Florida HIMSS chapter territory         SR #84. East on SR #84 to end in Port
 is defined as the counties of Broward, Collier,              Everglades. Follow signs to the Convention
 Dade, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach and the                Center.
 territory of Puerto Rico. So what does this mean to
 you?                                                         Announcements
 Unified Membership means that, as a United                   2001 Dues!
 States based national HIMSS member, you will                 Attention: All members of National HIMSS -
 also be a member of the local HIMSS chapter. For             Your dues for the year beginning July 1, 2001
 those of you that are national HIMSS members,                are included with your national dues. Those
 HIMSS will invoice you and there will be no                  who would like to be a member of SFHIMSS
 additional fees for local chapter membership.                and not join HIMSS will pay Annual dues of $50
 Local chapter corporate sponsorships and                     for the fiscal year July 1, 2001-June 30, 2002.
 individual local chapter only memberships remain             Please send your dues payment along with any
 unchanged.                                                   changes in your demographic data to Bob
                                                              Lowdermilk, 10 Kingsgate Court, Ormond
 A “NEW MEMBERS ADD UP” campaign has                          Beach, Fl 32174.
 been launched and it offers gifts, prizes, and
 professional recognition for recruiting new HIMSS            SFHIMSS Newsletter - Accepting
 members. Now through November 15, 2001                       Advertisements and Job Postings
 members who recruit new members will receive                 Our news format is open to include your
 gifts for various levels of achievement and
                                                              advertisements. The introductory cost is $25
 chapters with the largest percent increase will win
                                                              for a quarter page ad per issue. Our newsletter
 $ towards a Web site upgrade. To WIN, get
 started by contacting Karen Lancaster @ 312-                 is published 4 times per year. Please submit
 915-9211 or klancaster@himss.org and ask for the             your ads and all inquiries to Billie Ann Yourg,
 New Members Add Up brochure.                                 Managed Care, North Broward Hospital
                                                              District, 1608 SE 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
                                        Continued on page 3
                                                              33316 or E-mail at                     .

                                                                                                  NEWSLETTER 2
                                                                                              continued from page 2
             President’s Message - continued from page 2

President’s Message                                        Job Openings
(con’t)                                                    MedNex, Inc an executive healthcare-recruiting firm
                                                           based in Dallas, Texas is currently recruiting for a
Karen Ondo, Vice President, CIO,                           Director, Material Information Systems. The client is a
North Broward Hospital District                            business to business e-commerce company providing
                                                           supply chain management expertise to the healthcare
                                                           industry. They offer their customers the choice of a
Examples of synergistic activities that your               group purchasing organization, an e-commerce
board is currently working on involve: (1) new             procurement solution, or a combination of both. Their
standardized chapter bylaws; (2) HIMSS student             corporate office is in San Francisco with growing
program; (3) South Florida HIMSS chapter web               operations in Dallas and Manhattan. This position
site; and (4) participation in an upcoming                 would be located in Manhattan, New and full relocation
chapters leadership workshop.                              is provided.
                                                           Job Description (This is a Summary – for complete
                                                           description contact Vicki McCown – Primarily
Looking forward to seeing you at our June
                                                           responsible for the various Enterprise Resource
7th meeting in conjunction with the ITEC                   Planning (ERP) systems. The position provides an
meeting at the Broward Convention Center.                  overall strategic direction for system requirements
Lunch will be served!                                      including selection of a new common ERP system
                                                           between all facilities, installation of the new system,
                                                           system application software maintenance and initial and
                                                           ongoing end-user training and support. Ensures that
                                                           various ERP system item master files are maintained
                                                           with correct product pricing according to client’s
                                                           contracts. Responsible for hiring and ongoing
                                                           management of department staff.

                                                           Requirements – Bachelors (or equivalent experience)
                                                           with Master’s preferred. Minimum 5-8 years of
                                                           purchasing experience with at least 5 years in a
                                                           supervisory/managerial role. Minimum of 3 years of
                                                           hospital ERP system management experience.
                                                           Experience in a health care setting. Strong analytical
                                                           and financial skills with proficiencies in utilization of
                                                           database management software (e.g. excel, Lotus 123,
                                                           Monarch, Access) Strong negotiation and teamwork
                                                           skills. Excellent leadership, motivational, written and
                                                           verbal communication skills.

                                                           They are offering a highly competitive salary plus stock
                                                           options and a list of other benefits. If you are interested
                                                           in learning more about this opportunity, please contact:

                                                           MedNex Inc.
                                                           Vicki McCown
                                                           888-578-4012 toll free
                                                           972-878-0698 fax

                                                                                                    NEWSLETTER 3

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