Welcome Matt Smith!

New President of the Greater KC (formerly Heart of America) HIMSS Chapter

It is my honor to hand the reins over to Matt Smith as our new President. Matt has the passion and skill sets to take this chapter to the next level. Matt and I have worked shoulder to shoulder for the past 7 years on the Heart of America HIMSS board.  He brings the discipline and leadership that will propel our board and committees to be the best they can be while keeping our mission and goals a priority for our Greater KC Healthcare Community.  I can’t believe two years as President is over!  Our fiscal year came to an end on June 30th.  It has been a privilege and honor to work with some of the best and brightest minds that are committed to educating and improving Healthcare in the Greater Kansas City area.  Thanks for allowing me to be a part of such a great group of people and being such a great support system to achieve our chapter goals.


Linda Gerber

Here are a few achievements over the last two years:

  • Provided 20 hours of Healthcare IT education to over 1,800 individuals
  • Directly engaging our health system members to increase their participation by:
    • Engaging CIO’s and other management for direction of relevant topics for education
    • Providing education events that add value and direction to all of their associates
    • Adding clinical informatics education events driven by members
  • 160+ new members added
  • Increased board engagement: held 10 Board Meetings a year with a quorum present.
  • Increased engagement of committee’s members participation and started mentoring future board members

Congratulations to our New Board Members!

And the votes are in for our 2017-18 HIMSS Heart of America Board!  New board members are in bolded blue. The newly elected board and committee members bring amazing experience and talent to our board!  Here is a complete list of our board members:

Professional HIT Networking Event Sponsored by TEKsystems

We would like to cordially invite you to our Greater Kansas City (HOA) HIMSS Chapter happy hour social sponsored by TEKsystems on Wednesday, August 23, from 5:30‐7:30 pm at the Blue Hills Golf Course located at 777 West Burning Tree Drive, Kansas City, MO 64145.

This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow members, meet the board, enjoy some appetizers and drinks. Feel free to bring an industry non‐member and if they join then both of you will enjoy a drink on us! Look forward to seeing you out there.  To Register: https://gkchimss-networking.eventbrite.com 


What Does Population Health Mean to You?

Today “population health” is a buzz word with many different meanings. Everyone uses it but when we poll a group of 10 individuals you will get 10 different answers. The traditional meaning is thought to be “The health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.”

Come and learn directly from our local Healthcare Leaders, Systems and Payers what Population Health means to them and what they are working on to improve our population health in the Greater KC area.

Don’t miss out… Limited seating.  To Register: https://GKCHIMSS-SeptEvent.eventbrite.com

Congratulations to our New Board Members!

Board Election is complete

And the votes are in for our 2017-18 HIMSS Heart of America Board!  We welcome the following new board members:




President Elect



Programming Chair



Communications Chair



Workforce Chair






The Heart of America Chapter First Fundraiser a Success!!

The May 25TH Event was a huge success!  Many thanks to all the attendees, sponsors who particpated and attended our event at Boulevard  Brewery on Telemedicine and Precision Medicine: From Rhetoric to Results!  We had over 100 attendees and raised $3,500.00 for Noah's Bandage Project!!  Many thanks to the HOA Board and Committee Members and Jake Jacobson!!

Save The Date For Our Upcoming Events





August 23, 20175:00-7:00

Blue Hills Country Club

777 West Burning Tree Drive

Kansas City, MO 64145

Come to meet and greet your fellow Healthcare Professionals

September 14, 2017

12:30 – 4:40

Johnson County Community College

Regnier Center

College Blvd

Overland Park, KS 66210

What does Population Health mean to Greater KC Healthcare Systems?

Come and hear what population health means to the Greater KC Healthcare systems.  They will share what projects they are currently working on to improve their patient population.  In addition, we will have a Q&A Panel along with roundtable discussion.  Don’t miss out..Limited seating.


October 17, 20178:00 - 12:00

Johnson County Community College

Regnier Center

College Blvd

Overland Park, KS 66210

Healthcare Workforce Summit

 To Become A Sponsor


Partner with the Greater KC HIMSS Chapter

The HIMSS Heart of America Chapter (soon to be Greater KC Chapter) represents Greater Kansas City and surrounding areas. Our Chapter is proud to support nearly 900 members in the greater Kansas City area. Our membership is diverse with nearly 65% of members representing healthcare institutions and hospitals of all sizes. We consistently hold education and networking events each year. It is a great way to network and share what services or products that you represent. More importantly, you will gain knowledge on what is going on in healthcare here locally and be involved in our community efforts to educate and provide networking opportunities and friendships that will last a lifetime.  If your company is interested you can find more information by Clicking here for sponsorship details and form 

Important E-mail Communication Notice

If you are a Heart of America HIMSS Chapter Member and you haven't been receiving our e-mail newsletters or event information and your e-mail address has changed, please update your HIMSS National Profile or contact Matt Smith at hoa.info@himsschapter.org and we will assist with getting this information updated.


Our Chapter was recently awarded the prestigious Advocate Level of Advocacy Award.  

For more information on the award you can visit this website.

Heart of America Award