President's Message





     As the new president of the Central & North Florida HIMSS chapter, I’m excited to continue the mission to support education, professional development, and peer networking in our health IT community. I’d like to welcome the new members, and welcome back our longtime members, to participate in a variety of upcoming events in the area representing diverse opportunities for education. I urge you all to take advantage of learning from the excellent speakers available at these events, and encourage your friends and colleagues (including those who aren’t yet HIMSS members) to do the same. As a chapter, we look forward to an exciting year of continued growth and quality in engaging our health IT community here in central and north Florida.


Summerpal Kahlon, MD, MS
President, Central & North Florida HIMSS Chapter


Call for Chapter Committee Volunteers!

Are you interested in furthering your career, building your network of professionals, strengthening your leadership skills, and implementing new ideas within our learning and development community?

The Central & North Florida Chapter of HIMSS is looking for motivated individuals that can dedicate time to take part in some of our committees, help us increase membership, and extend programs to our members.

If you are interested, please reach out to  Richard Rainey at for more information.

Programs Committee

Committee purpose: The programs committee works on developing annual educational, professional development and networking opportunities for members and healthcare information professionals in the community.

We need volunteers to assist with planning events, setting up and putting away equipment for events. All volunteers must participate in a monthly one hour programs committee conference call to get and provide updates.

Membership Committee

Committee purpose: The Membership Committee works to improve the membership of the organization and reach out to new potential members. Along with this, the committee works to drive new ideas and programs to better the CNFL chapter.

We need volunteers to assist with membership drives at events and outreach activities. All volunteers must participate in a monthly one-hour Membership Committee conference to get and provide updates.