Medting US CEO, Barry Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS, assumed the one-year term as chair of the HIMSS board.

“It is a great honor to serve as board chair-especially during this exciting time with healthcare reform and the use of health IT as an enabler as top priorities,” he said. “This is such a key time for our industry and I will work very hard to continue to motivate staff, the board of directors, members and industry professionals to contribute and participate in this transformation.”

Dr. Chaiken has also played a key role in HIMSS’ international efforts, serving as board liaison to HIMSS Europe for the past two years. “Internationally, there are great opportunities for HIMSS and its membership to transcend borders, languages and engender a truly worldwide dialogue,” he said.

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