HIMSS Asia Pacific India chapter announced the new board members for 2013-15. The board members are ; 1. Rajendra Pratap Gupta – Chairman, HIMSS India . 2. Pankaj Vaish – CEO , Religare Technologies Ltd. 3. Shailendra Ravi – Senior Director , EMC 4. Madhubala Radhakrishnan – National Head- mHealth , Tata Teleservices 5. Amit Mishra – Treasurer & Board Member, HIMSS India. 6. Vamsi Chandra Kasivajjala – President – Enlightiks Business Solutions 7. Pankaj Gupta – Director , TAURUS GLOCAL CONSULTING SERVICES PVT. LTD Besides , the two board members inducted in 2012 will continue to serve the board till 2013 Dec. 1.Vishal Gupta , Head- Healthcare & Life Sciences , CISCO& Board Member, HIMSS India. 2.Manick Rajendran, Board member , HIMSS India . Mr.Rajendra Pratap Gupta , current Chairman , board of directors – HIMSS India , conveyed his thanks to the outgoing board and welcomed the new board members . He further added, that since the Government is focused on universal health record (EHR) , telemedicine & PPP’s in the 12th five year plan . HIMSS India will continue to drive the leadership in healthcare IT & proactively engage and work with all the stake holders for enhancing the adoption of IT in healthcare. About HIMSS HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org. HIMSS Vision Advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care. HIMSS Mission To lead healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technology. Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder groups help HIMSS establish strategic direction and official positions on issues pertaining to the best use of IT and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. For Example in USA, HIMSS actively involves itself in framing and leading U.S. national healthcare legislation, regulations, policies, standards and practices on key issues including patient safety, patient care, diversity, privacy and security and national preparedness and response. HIMSS through their education initiatives keep the members and the industry informed through the HIMSS eLearning Academy, audio conferences, webinars and print and CD-ROM resources. HIMSS offers professional certification program – Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems The HIMSS mission is to lead healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technology, through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation and community affiliations
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