HIMSS Mission: 'to lead change in the healthcare information and management systems field through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation, and community affiliations.'
AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
OnRamp, a leading high security and hybrid hosting services provider headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced today that Marketing Communications Coordinator Joshua Berman has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Health Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Austin Chapter.
HIMSS—a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT)—has 54 chapters across the United States including Puerto Rico, Canada, and India. The Austin Chapter has a membership of over 500 healthcare and IT professionals.
Responsible for establishing OnRamp’s involvement with HIMSS, both on a national and local level, Berman was elected as Secretary for the 2014-2015 term based on his long-standing commitment to the Austin Chapter. As Secretary, Berman will be responsible for coordinating board meetings, representing the group at chapter meetings and events, and participating in activities to promote group awareness and participation. Serving as a trusted advisor on the board, Berman will leverage his years of experience in the IT industry, producing and executing integrated marketing communications strategies designed to reach IT professionals in the technology, healthcare, and financial sectors to assist the group in furthering its goals.
The mission of HIMSS is “to lead change in the healthcare information and management systems field through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation, and community affiliations.” Austin’s HIMSS Chapter was established in September of 2004 to promote this mission and unite Austin’s leading healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
Austin HIMSS Board of Directors
July 2014 to June 2015
President: Lillian Prince
Vice President: Emma Cartmell
Secretary: Joshua Berman
Treasurer: Jake Bilich
Program Chair: James Cooley
Membership Co-Chairs: Anne Foley & Kristen Norton
Communications/Web Chair: Dawn Haberkorn
Advocacy Chair: Jack Walker
Sponsor Liaison Chair: Shannon Vogel
Austin HIMSS Chapter meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month and include a lunch & learn educational session to promote the improved understanding of the existing principles of healthcare information and management systems. For more information on the Austin HIMSS Chapter or for details on future events, visit http://www.austinhimss.org/.
OnRamp provides computing infrastructure for companies that require high levels of security and availability. As an SSAE 16 SOC I Type II audited, PCI Level 1 and HIPAA compliant company, OnRamp operates multiple enterprise class data centers to deploy hybrid solutions built on cloud-delivered computing capacity, managed hosting and colocation services. OnRamp specializes in working with companies to ensure compliance in the healthcare, financial services and other industries with high security needs, helping them meet the rigorous compliance requirements associated with HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA and FERPA.