Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS


President's Welcome

I would like to begin by thanking the members of the Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS for giving me the opportunity to act as President of our chapter for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. It is truly an honor.  As of the writing of this letter, we are in the middle of a banner year. In November 2019, along with the Mississippi and Alabama chapters of HIMSS, we hosted a very successful 7th annual HIMSS Gulf Coast Chapters (GC3) Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. This regional conference provides excellent educational and networking opportunities for our Gulf Coast residents and businesses, and has become marquee event for our chapter. Our next GC3 conference will occur December 2-4 2020 in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana, and I hope to see all readers of this letter there! Please visit http://gc3conference.com/ for event details.

In addition to the conferences that the Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS participates in, we have multiple exciting educational and social events scheduled for the remainder of fiscal year 2020. Among these is our “Crawdatathon” which is scheduled for April, 2020 in Baton Rouge, LA. This event provides an outstanding opportunity for the applied advancement of health data analytics. The Louisiana chapter has also committed to partnering more closely with other charitable organizations, and will host a “Bowling for Charity” event in June in New Orleans, LA. We have multiple other events scheduled throughout the year, so keep an eye on our event calendar and upcoming communications for more details.

The Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS strives to bring value to our members and our community, and we thank you for taking time to visit our site. If you have any suggestions, feedback, tips or questions, please reach out to me at louisiana.info@himsschapter.org.


Mark A. Schroeder, MS
President, Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS