At its annual board meeting on June 19, the Tennessee chapter of HIMSS, welcomed its incoming president, Tod Fetherling, CEO of Perception Health. Chapter officers and its Board of Directors also appointed five new members to the Board. Fetherling and the new Board of Directors officially take office on July 1, 2020.

Eric Thrailkill - President Elect TNHIMSS
Eric Thrailkill, TN HIMSS Immediate Past President

“Over the past two years, TN HIMSS has made great progress being true to our mission – ‘better health through information and technology.’  Our Chapter continues to lead in thought, programs, events and our award-winning HIT Accelerator program. I’m proud of our Leadership Team, Board Members, Ambassadors, Volunteers and Members” said Eric Thrailkill, SVP of BI and Analytics, Envision Healthcare, and immediate Past President of TN HIMSS.

“I’m excited to welcome Tod Fetherling as Chapter President and a new slate of Board members,” Thrailkill continued. “We face significant challenges and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, I’m confident the Chapter will continue to grow, provide value to members and lead our state at the intersection of health and technology.”

New Board members joining the TN HIMSS chapter:

  • Board Member at Large, William (Will) Bartholomew, Founder of HCTec
  • Board Member at Large, Caroline Chamberlain, Director of Marketing, GoCheck Kids
  • Board Member at Large, Kyle Duke, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Value Analytics
  • Board Member at Large, Barry Fitts, Vice President, IT Market Services, Community Health Systems
  • Board Member at Large, Shelley Thomas, Partner, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Tod Fetherling, TN HIMSS President 2020-2022

“Our Board of Directors and Membership continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing technology needs of the healthcare industry,” said Fetherling. “We need to engage with all persons across the Great State of Tennessee to work towards integrated and interoperable technology solutions to improve the health status of our citizens.”

About TN HIMSS: The Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS is dedicated to educational programs and advancement of health information technology professionals. TN HIMSS is one of the leading chapters in the nation with nearly 2,000 members. The chapter and its members are focused on professional growth, workforce development and advocacy related to HIT in the state of Tennessee. You can find us at Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.