Board of Directors Openings

The Utah HIMSS chapter has begun accepting nominations for prospective candidates to serve on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors for the following positions.  

  • President-Elect
  • Programs Committee
  • Corporate Partnerships Committee
  • Advancement & Outreach Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Academic & Student Liaison Committee
  • Physician Member at Large
  • Member at Large

To Apply

If you are interested in running for one of the open positions complete the nomination form.  

Applications will be reviewed by the board of directors who will select qualified candidates meeting the chapter role qualifications to be included on the official ballot.  


President Elect

The president-elect generally assists and assumes responsibilities of the president when s/he is not available.  The combination of the president-elect position helps to ensure a smooth leadership transition as the future president gains experience in a leadership role prior to becoming president.

Assists the Chapter president in conducting the business affairs and activities of the Chapter through special assignments and duties delegated at the direction of the president and/or the Board of Directors.

Presides at regular meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors and the membership in the absence of the Chapter president.  Assumes the office of the president upon conclusion of the one-year term as president-elect.  May be required to complete the unfulfilled term of the current Chapter President due to resignation or special circumstances.

Responsibilities
  • Attend all regular and special meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors and the membership, and notifies the Chapter president if unable to attend.
  • Preside over any regular and special meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors or the membership in the event of the Chapter president’s absence.
  • Prepare and distribute a program of Chapter activities for the year.
  • May chair a committee or special task force and/or serve as liaison to one or more committees, as assigned by the Chapter President. 
  • Consider availability to attend Chapter Leader Exchange hosted by HIMSS in July
  • Manage professional relationships with other organizations affiliated with the chapter (collaborators)

Term

  • One year; followed by one year as President and one year as Immediate Past President

Qualifications

  • Must have served in another board position for at least 1 year (per chapter bylaws)
  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.

Programs Committee

 

Provide leadership to the program committee to develop annual educational, professional development and networking opportunities for members and healthcare information professionals in the community.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings and special meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Provide leadership to the program committee in the design, creation, and implementation of Chapter professional education opportunities twelve (12)  hours or more, annually.
  • Collaborate with the treasurer and board to develop the revenue and expense budgets for the planned annual educational events.
  • Work with other chairs and committees to market educational offerings and maintain a focus on providing educational and networking opportunities that meet the needs of our membership.
  • Responsible for high-level project management of programs and will serve as point person for full committee.

Term

  • Three years - 1-year committee chair-elect, 1-year committee chair, and 1-year committee past-chair

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.

Corporate Partnerships Committee

Lead the development and strategy for annual and event sponsorship plans. Act as primary contact with existing sponsors and solicit potential new sponsors.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors.
  • Collaborate with the Chapter Board in identifying possible vendor sponsors.
  • Reach out to potential sponsors and maintain relationships with current sponsors in order to retain and increase chapter funding, as well as vendor and member satisfaction.
  • Work with the program committee to ensure that sponsorship levels have adequate funding to support events, and that the vendors will be satisfied with events their sponsored events.
  • Ensure that chapter sponsors and logos are correctly identified and listed on website.
  • Lead an appropriate vendor and provider balance within the Chapter and at events.
  • Work with the Chapter treasurer to ensure vendor sponsors are invoiced and submit funding for correct monetary amounts.

Term

  • Three years - 1-year committee chair-elect, 1-year committee chair, and 1-year committee past-chair

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.
 

Advancement & Outreach Development Committee

Provide leadership to the membership committee provides leadership to the board and membership advancement and professional development committee in developing appropriate educational materials and opportunities to targeted audiences.  Develops an annual membership advancement and professional development plan and manages its implementation.

The Director of Membership Advancement and Professional Development leads the effort to increase chapter member awareness of the benefits of achieving distinguished volunteer designations and becoming CAHIMS or CPHIMS certified.  Increase awareness about FHIMS status and offer help to the qualified candidates through their FHIMS application process.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors.
  • Collaborate with Chapter president and board in recruiting committee members.
  • Develop educational strategies related to the CAHIMS and CPHIMS Certifications including study groups and boot camps
  • Develop educational strategies related to the volunteer designation status of Senior, Fellow, Lifetime and Lifetime Fellow
  • Prepare participants with the knowledge to pass the CAHIMS and/or CPHIMS Certification

Term

  • Three years - 1-year committee chair-elect, 1-year committee chair, and 1-year committee past-chair

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.

Advocacy Committee

Provide leadership and support to the Board of Directors (BOD) as well as report all National, State and Local HIMSS Advocacy updates to the entire chapter.

Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings of the Chapter BOD, or send report if unable to join in person.
  • Review and understand HIMSS national advocacy policies and positions, act as local HIMSS advocacy policy expert.
  • Organize visits and other avenues of communication with local, state and federal elected officials if BOD approved. 
  • Attend HIMSS-sponsored advocacy training and message development sessions, including the annual advocacy meeting during HIT
  • Attend HIMSS monthly CAR calls and submit summary report to Chapter BOD; Join advocacy counterparts around the country on conference calls for legislative updates and keep the BOD and local chapter informed.
  • Speak to local media, legislators and volunteers about advocacy issues.

Term

  • Three years - 1-year committee chair-elect, 1-year committee chair, and 1-year committee past-chair

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.

Academic & Student Liaison Commitee

Provide leadership to the academic committee to create, promote, judge and award HIMSS local scholarship awards. Represent HIMSS to the academic community.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings and special meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Provide leadership to the academic committee in the design, creation, and implementation of Chapter scholarship offerings.
  • Collaborate with the treasurer and board to develop the scholarship award amounts.
  • Create at least one fundraising event annually to raise funds for scholarships.
  • Work with other chairs and committees to market educational offerings to students.
  • Promote HIMSS, Chapter and events and volunteer opportunities to students.

Term

  • Three years - 1-year committee chair-elect, 1-year committee chair, and 1-year committee past-chair

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.

Physician Member at Large

Provide representation on the chapter board to represent the needs of the clinical membership assuming duties and needs of the chapter throughout the term. Provide support and guidance to any/all board members, committees, and liaison’s as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Chapter BOD; including special meeting, conference calls and face-to-face as needed.
  • Accept special assignments such as policy review and procedure development.
  • May be asked to serve as chair of any ad hoc committee formed.

Term

  • One Year

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.

Member at Large

Provide representation on the chapter board to represent the whole membership assuming duties and needs of the chapter throughout the term. Provide support and guidance to any/all board members, committees, and liaison’s as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all meetings of the Chapter BOD; including special meeting, conference calls and face-to-face as needed.
  • Accept special assignments such as policy review and procedure development.
  • May be asked to serve as chair of any ad hoc committee formed.

Term

  • One Year

Qualifications

  • Must be a current member of HIMSS in good standing for the past year.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong business acumen and a commitment to perform in an orderly and responsible manner, all duties of the office.