Lubbock Chapter Board of Directors
Justin Fair is the Director of IT Infrastructure for UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas. He has 19 years of experience working in the IT industry with 12 of those specific to Healthcare IT. Justin has served in leadership roles within IT Infrastructure and IT Clinical Informatics within acute care hospital settings in Arizona and back in his home state of Texas. He is driven to improve technology and make the best tools available for users to provide and improve patient care. Justin wants to support and drive technology innovation with the goal of improving the healthcare industry and ultimately, patient outcomes. He has been involved with HIMSS since 2014 and is a national reviewer and moderator for the annual Global HIMSS Conference. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Angelo State and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Justin has certifications for CPHIMS, ITIL and HIMSS Data Analytics. When not working Justin spends time with his wife, three kids building Legos, watching them at volleyball or baseball and church.
Emily Hartmann is the Executive Director at PHIX (Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange). Under her leadership, PHIX has grown to exchange data with additional hospitals and clinics in the community as well as the Veteran’s Administration and Department of Defense. She also has experience in health care analytics and strategy. As a health care consultant at Sg2, she helped hospitals prepare for policy changes and evolving financial models. She also has experience developing health initiatives for the City of Chicago and State of Massachusetts. Emily has a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Steph Hoelscher MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CHISP is the Chief Clinical Analyst for the Office of Clinical Transformation at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. She is a nurse with more than 20 years of experience in trauma, acute care, and ambulatory settings. In 2010, she moved to informatics and assisted in the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) for a large academic center. To date, she continues to aid in the design and build of EHR applications for two ambulatory systems as well as a large medical center. She has served as a member of the implementation team for development of an EHR within a high-fidelity simulation center, concentrating specifically on obfuscation and de-identification of patient data. Steph is currently a member of the CDC’s Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age project. She works with the local SAFER Guides leadership group to improve the safety of the institutional EHR. She is currently serving her second year as the Lubbock HIMSS chapter Vice President of Finance. Recent highlights include testifying at the Public Health Task Force in Washington, DC, regarding Zika and its impact on clinical decision support systems and presenting at the Public Health Informatics conference regarding care of the transgender patient in EHRs.
Amy has a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University in Healthcare Management. She is PMP and ITIL certified. She has been a member of HIMSS since 2014. Amy lives in Lubbock, Texas with her husband, Cody. They have 4 children and 1 grandson.
El Paso Representative
Permian Basin Representative
San Angelo Representative
Physician Relation Chair