About Bluegrass HIMSS


To lead change in the healthcare information and management systems field through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation, education, and community affiliations in Kentucky. 

Advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care.


Message from the Chapter President


As we plan to ring in the New Year, I wanted to share with you some exciting news about our chapter for 2018.


Our chapter has joined forces with the Indiana HIMSS Chapter to produce a joint luncheon during the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas this March.


Last June, during our annual board retreat, our team decided to give back to those who have served or are actively serving our country in the armed forces. We are pleased to announce that we have sponsored someone in active military or veteran to attend the HIMSS18 conference. As the North America office finalizes those who submitted an abstract for sponsorship, we plan to embrace the individual during our time in Las Vegas and give our thanks for their service and our freedom. We are joined with four other North America chapters to provide this sponsorship.


On April 12-13, 2018 we will produce our annual Spring Conference at Belterra Casino and Resort. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open on our website. We have a Call for Abstracts out to the membership now seeking submissions for presentations. I encourage everyone that has a story or case study from their organization to consider submitting an abstract for the annual Spring Conference.


I look forward to 2018 and all the exciting educational and networking opportunities we will be producing as we continue our mission in the coming year.




Scott Smiser, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS

Chapter President

Bluegrass Kentucky HIMSS Chapter