Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring Conference

May 13, 2022 - 9:00am-4:30pm

The Terrace Colorado Center
2000 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80222

Register Here

HIMSS Colorado is excited to host our spring conference in person this year. We have a packed agenda full of meaningful discussions. We are seeking volunteers to assist with this event.  Please message cohimssprograms@gmail.com for information on how you can assist.


9:00-9:30 Networking

9:30-9:35 Welcome

Scott Raymond – President, HIMSS Colorado Chapter, CIO, Global Healthcare, NetApp

9:35-10:05 Survey of AI in the Healthcare Industry

Andy Draper – CIO, HCA Continental Division

10:15-10:45 Data Engineering, Orthogonal Datasets and Time-Series Data

Sanjay Joshi - Global Healthcare CIO, Tanium

11:00-11:40 Using AI to Reduce Provider Burnout

Craig Richardville - CIO, Intermountain Healthcare

11:40-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:00 Networking

1:00-1:45 Using AI to Fix Broken Math and Optimize Capacity of Expansive Healthcare Assets

Steve Hess - CIO, UCHealth

Mohan Giridharadas - Founder & CEO, LeanTaaS

2:00-2:45 Panel – Practical Uses of AI in Day-to-Day Operations

MariJo Rugh – President-Elect, HIMSS Colorado, VP & CIO, UCHealth

Stephanie Gravenor - Co-Founder & CEO, Medecipher - Patient Flow & Staffing

2:45-3:00 Closing Comments

Breanna Wong - Programs Chair, HIMSS Colorado, Sr. Manager, DAX Product Strategy, Nuance

3:00-4:30 Happy Hour

CHIMSS Golf Classic 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022, 7:00am

Raccoon Creek Golf Course
7301 W Bowles Ave,
​Littleton, CO 80123

Please join us for the 2022 CHIMSS Golf Classic on Monday, June 20th!

We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton, CO. The event will include a 4-person scramble, buffet lunch and awards reception with silent auction following the golf.

When you sponsor or register a selected foursome, you will have the opportunity to golf with one of our Celebrity Golfers from our growing list of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and Directors from Colorado Healthcare Companies.

Tournament pricing includes golf, driving range, prizes, lunch, and FUN! - $200 Per Player

Play some golf, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, and Get Registered Today!

Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to crowning our foursome champions this year.



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7:00-7:45 AM - Check in | Registration | Networking | Driving Range & Putting Practice
8:00 AM - In your cart for welcome from Title Sponsors & Tournament Instructions
8:30 AM - Tournament will begin!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Information

You can be invoiced by Raina from Golf TLC, or you can simply provide payment on the site. Raina can be reached at Raina@golftlc.com. Feel free to contact Steve Bell, HIMSS Colorado Golf Chair, at steveb@sentinelone.com or 303-917-4530.

Call for Nominations for the 2022-2023 HIMSS Colorado Chapter Board

The HIMSS Colorado chapter has begun accepting nominations for prospective candidates to serve on the 2022-2023 Board of Directors for the following positions. 

  • Membership Chair (1Year)
  • Informatics Chair (1 Year)
  • Outreach Chair (1 Year)
  • Academic Chair (1 Year)

Please visit our website for the responsibilities and requirements of each elected board position. All candidates must be an active member of the HIMSS Colorado Chapter for at least one year to be eligible to serve. If you are interested in running for one of the open positions please submit the following to colorado.info@himsschapter.org

  • Candidate biography
  • One (1) paragraph detailing why you believe you are a good candidate to hold this position and the skills you bring to the board
  • Current contact information
  • Photo to be included on the ballot

If you would like to be considered for one of the elected board positions of the HIMSS Colorado chapter, please email the colorado.info@himsschapter.org by June 1, 2022.  All applications will be reviewed by the HIMSS Colorado Election Committee, who will vet all candidates to ensure meeting the chapter role qualifications to be included on the official ballot.

Elections will be held virtually from June 6th through June 17th and the new will be Board Members announced in July. 

Collaboration: Good Things Happen When We Work Together

CHIMSS prides itself in providing leading education, networking, and advocacy events for members and non-members interested in the role technology plays in supporting the delivery of care and the advancement of the quadruple aim. That said, CHIMSS is not alone in addressing key issues in Colorado and national healthcare….

Below are some organizations that you may want to check out. Most have events throughout the year that you can attend without being a member. And while you are there you can tell them about CHIMSS and invite them to attend our events.

CAHE (Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives)

CHA (Colorado Hospital Association)

List of Events

Colorado MGMA

A list of lunch and learns and educational events can be found here

Colorado HFMA

Of note, the national HFMA Conference is in Denver this year

Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management

They offer relevant healthcare sessions on the 3rd Fridays of each month with a hiatus in the Summer.

All events seem virtual for the time being

If there is a Colorado Chapter of a healthcare related organization we should add to our list, please let me know (rmorris@inrule.com). Or if you are a member of one of these groups and have a contact that we could speak to about planning a collaborative event in the future that would be greatly appreciated.

Advocacy Day Recap

CHIMSS held its 11th Annual Advocacy Day meeting on April 26 at the McNichols Civic Center Building next to the Colorado State Capitol. Hal Wolf, the President and CEO of HIMSS, kicked off the event and introduced the Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera (actually the Governor for the week since Governor Polis was on vacation). Dianne Primavera addressed our state’s HealthIT Roadmap and current broadband initiatives. Colorado is one the leading states in government initiatives for Health IT. We then held three forward-thinking panels on Health Equity, Innovation, and Virtual engagement & Telehealth. The Health Equity panel included speakers from Public Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Health Institute, and the Colorado eHealth Commission who addressed diversity, equality and inclusivity in Health IT. Our Innovation panel included representatives from OeHI, UCHealth, venture capital, and our own Hal Wolf. This panel addressed future directions in Health IT with its potential, limitation, and funding strategies. Our final panel on Virtual Health included panelists from Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Mental Health Center of Denver, COPIC malpractice insurance carrier, and UCHealth’s Virtual Command Center. The panel discussed next steps for the Virtual health space including remote patient monitoring and improving access to telehealth. Our Advocacy Day brought together leaders and health professionals from across Colorado to share ideas and continue to advocate for the momentum we have in Healthcare IT.  


Member Social Recap

It was wonderful March 31st to shake off the COVID cobwebs and reconnect with so many HIMSS Colorado members outside at Improper City in RiNO. We had a tented space to protect us from the chill and access to the Lucky Bird food truck. Most all our sponsors were in attendance as well as Leadership and IT staff from UC Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, CommonSpirit Health, and Centura Health. Exciting to meet all those new faces who have come into town over the past couple of years or recently engaged (we’re looking at you University of Colorado - Pueblo!) and this was their first in-person Colorado HIMSS event!


Don’t miss our next Member Social on June 9 at Industry.  Need registration link 

Informatics Event

Please save the date – Tuesday, May 24th – Noon-1 pm for our online seminar on Medical Device Cybersecurity.

In the movies, hackers make accessing information look so easy, but healthcare organizations are working as hard as they can to keep their organizations safe from cyberattacks. As medical devices become more advanced in their capabilities, there is an increased need to make them safe and secure when it comes to patients’ information and their safety.

Please join us for an online seminar that will include our Colorado HIMSS President Scott Raymond, Chief Information Officer - Global Healthcare at NetApp, and Richard Staynings, Chief Security Strategist for Cylera.

Register Here

Influence Board


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Colorado HIMSS now provides you with an automated way to LIMIT and FILTER meeting requests, while securing meaningful charitable donations for each relevant meeting you accept!

Claim your Free Profile on The Influence Board as part of your HIMSS Colorado Membership today!

LEARN MORE at https://partners.influenceboard.com/himss-colorado

Call for Speakers

The Colorado Chapter of HIMSS is looking for passionate and engaging speakers to present at events over the next year. Are you interested in speaking? Or do you know someone who would make a great speaker? We are accepting speaker submissions now! To submit, please complete this form and email to colorado.info@himsschapter.org.

Save the Date

We have an exciting calendar of events scheduled for our 2021-2022 term.  Please Save the date and look for emails from colorado.info@himsschapter.org for registration.

HIMSS Colorado Chapter Annual Event Calendar




Spring Event / CIO Breakfast


May 13

Volunteer Appreciation Social


June 9

Golf Tournament


June 20th



Late June



CHIMSS encourages sponsors from the vendor and consulting community to defer the cost of the chapter’s programs.

For more information on sponsorship of the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS, please email: colorado.info@himsschapter.org

Thank You, Annual Sponsors!