Welcome to the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter

The Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of HIMSS is a non-profit organization that promotes a forum for continuing education and exchange of ideas among its members to improve healthcare information and management systems that support patient care and wellness.

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Are you looking to advance your career? Join HIMSS Today!
Ready to take the next step in your HIMSS journey?  Contact us today to participate in chapter events and committees!

Are you interested in attending networking happy hours on Oahu or Anchorage? Let us know via Twitter: @HIMSS_HI_AK 

A special thanks to all who contributed to and/or participated in our Health IT Proclamation Day & Heroes Recognition Virtual Conference...


Thanks again to our sponsors!! 




Hawaii-Alaska Chapter - Press Release

July 2020 Chapter News

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December 2019 Chapter News

The Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of HIMSS hosted a Health IT Day at the State Capitol Building on December 17, 2019.  The event included a ceremony for Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) for becoming the first three-time HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Winner. Lt. Governor Josh Green presented the Declaration for Hawai'i Health Information Technology Week. Guests enjoyed talk story with Lt. Governor Green, Steve Robertson, CIO of HPH, and Terence Young, Director of Clinic Business Operations of HPH. Over lunch they shared personal experiences and discussed how information and technology can help the homeless and shed more light on the challenges of collecting and using medical data to improve outcomes and operations.  


January 2019 Chapter Newsletter

Joining forces to transform and improve health through IT

There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in Health IT and now is the time to get involved with your local HIMSS chapter.  The HIMSS HI-AK Chapter needs YOU to be involved-- we need active members with fresh ideas!  Read More

October 2019 Chapter Newsletter

New Board Appointments Annouced

We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Board Appointments: President: Celesta Cusick, RN, MSN/INF  President Elect: Colin Underwood Past President: Ashley Izadpanah, RN, BSN Treasurer: Steve Hurlbut  Members at large: Ty Tynan, Lee Castonguay, Ashley Izadpanah, Derek Vale Read More

Lanai Community Health Center Selected as 2017 HIMSS Community Health Davies Award Recipient

The HIMSS Davies Community Health Award recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve community health outcomes. The Davies Awards program promotes health information technology-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing case studies and lessons learned on implementation strategies, workflow design, best practice adherence, and patient engagement.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health Becomes Two-Time HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Winner in 2016

For the second time, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Hawaii, has been named a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.
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Congratulations to Lee Castonguay the 2015 HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year!

HIMSS is proud to acknowledge the 2015 HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year, Lee Castonguay, President of the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter!
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Hilo Medical Center has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

The Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing of case studies and lessons learned across a wide range of efforts, including implementation strategies, workflow design, best practice development and adherence, and patient engagement that have improved both financial and care outcomes...

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