AEHIA Committee Updates

By AEHIA Committee Chairs

2018 Fall Summit Planning Committee
Tanya Freeman, Chair 

The AEHIA 2018 Fall Summit Planning Committee is looking forward to an exciting conference for the AEHIA membership. Our overall theme is “The Future of Healthcare.” Presentations will focus on three specific areas of healthcare information applications: consolidation, employee development and consumer-centric organizations.

The first half of our day will be provider- and foundation-led presentations on the topics of application rationalization, mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations – the role of IT, and staffing for the future.

The second half of our day will provide the tech industry perspective on “The Future of Healthcare,” with a focus on consumer-centric organizations and innovation. Amazon, Apple and Microsoft will each present their perspective on driving innovation and change in healthcare. The afternoon will culminate with the three tech companies participating in a moderated panel discussion.  We look forward to a lively session that engages the AEHIA membership in the discussion.

Special thanks to our creative, hard-working committee members who are developing the agenda and securing speaker commitments.

Name Title/Organization
Tanya Freeman
President, COO, Founding Partner
Huntzinger Management Group
Vic Richey
SVP Operations, Information Systems
Baylor, Scott, and White Health System
Laura Bagus VP, Information Technology
Lurie Children’s
Lisa Flesher Senior Director, Clinical Application Services
Children’s Health System of Texas
Ashlye Hernandez Director, Business Applications
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Registration is open now – click here to register for the AEHIA 2018 Fall Summit. We look forward to your attendance at the AEHIA 2018 Fall Summit!

Education and Professional Development Committee
Jason Hawley, Chair

The Education and Professional Development Committee has a diverse panel of contributors to produce relevant education for our members. From telehealth, to blockchain, to business intelligence, AI, and electronic health records, we leverage our knowledge to provide relevant content to expand, empower and enrich your ability to be an effective and informed leader in the world of health information applications.

We are striving to broaden our portfolio. We are open to new and exciting ways to reach our members, while forging new and lasting relationships within the committee, and with our foundation partners who share our goals and objectives to save lives. We are always looking for additional members to bring new and bold ideas on how we can reach our members and expand our abilities. If you are interested in playing a role, and have creative ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out. It would be our honor to have you join the committee.

Register for our upcoming education on our website at

Membership and Marketing Committee

The Membership and Marketing Committee is committed to further defining AEHIA’s membership criteria and helping members identify opportunities for engagement with the association. The committee’s goals for the year include defining membership criteria in a way that makes sense for the changing face of healthcare IT, adding value to member communications through the website and AEHIApplications Newsletter, and utilizing social medial to increase the profile and prestige of the association.

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AEHIA Awards Committee 

The AEHIA Awards Committee has worked hard to define what excellence in applications leadership looks like, and has landed on three major award categories that represent excellence in healthcare information applications.

Starting from scratch, the committee has worked aggressively to define the awards program. Members can nominate themselves or others for the Leadership in Action Award, Innovator of the Year Award, and the Application Team Excellence Award. Nominations require specific criteria, to be announced when submissions open in July. Winners will be announced prior to the Fall Summit and will be recognized and receive a commemorative plaque during the event.

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