Welcome to the HIMSS Dakotas Chapter

SDAHO 2023!  

Registration is open for SDAHO’s 2023 Annual Convention, September 20-22, 2023!  As an Affiliate Member of SDAHO, all members of the HIMSS of the Dakotas receive the SDAHO Member Registration Rate of $250. Please see attached registration instructions to receive the special rate.

For the past 97 years, SDAHO has been working towards advancing healthy communities in South Dakota through a unified voice across the healthcare continuum.  The tradition continues as we bring together hundreds of interdisciplinary healthcare colleagues from across South Dakota to network, learn, and celebrate healthcare at SDAHO’s 97th Annual Convention, Sept. 20-22 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Highlighted sessions for the HIMSS of the Dakotas audience include:

•        Keynote:  ‘How to Ignite Commitment and Keep Top Talent in the New Age of Work’, Joe Mull, Leadership and Retention Expert

•        Qualities of an Effective Team

•        The Demographic Drought:  Bridging the Gap in our Labor Force, Ron Hetrick

•        The Truth about Crisis Prevention De-escalation

•        2023 South Dakota Healthcare Compensation and Benefits Survey, Gallagher

•        The Think 3D Way

•        Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

•        Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare…What Healthcare Leaders Need to Know…Now

•        Closing Keynote:  ‘Richest Man in Town’, VJ Smith




HIMSS Dakotas Chapter

The HIMSS Chapters in South Dakota and North Dakota have been approved to merge to create a new chapter. The Chapter will include current members in those states, including the Organizational Affiliates Sanford, Avera, Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota.

The primary goal of the merger will be to create a larger chapter capable of combining the strengths of our individual organizations. By increasing the pool of members, HIMSS Dakotas Chapter will be able to offer valuable engagement in our region and retain the identity of our member organizations.

Although the merger will present geographic challenges to connecting in person, strategies can be put into action to bring members together. Virtual and regional in-person meetings will become the predominant method of connecting.

The new Chapter will work to ensure they engage Organizational Affiliates and sponsors in each state and region to ensure they achieve the value of their support for our organization. We will highlight the relationship with Academic Institutions as they hold a special place in growing the next generation of HIMSS members. A special emphasis will be made to connect with and jointly participate in professional development with the largest healthcare, healthcare information technology organizations in our region.

Other communication tools will be consolidated (email, social media, virtual conferencing).

In the end we believe this merger positions the chapter well to endure and thrive.