FARMINGTON — Ralph Johnson, FHIMSS, chief information officer at Franklin Community Health Network, has achieved advancement to Fellow status from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. This designation reflects his professional status and advancement within this professional society.
To advance to Fellow status, Johnson documented that he is a member of HIMSS for a minimum of five consecutive years, along with his professional participation experience, job experience, and service to the society, serving as the 2013-2014 president of the New England Chapter of HIMSS. A letter of recommendation from a FHIMSS was also required. Fellow members are considered leaders within HIMSS, are recognized at its annual conference, and asked to participate in special task forces or work groups.
Johnson has worked at Franklin Community Health Network since 2006. During his tenure, all Franklin Health medical practices and the hospital emergency department converted from paper medical records to electronic medical records that provide instant and complete patient information to consulting health care providers, improving patient care.