Full Name
Kendall Brown
Job Title
South Florida HIMSS
Speaker Bio
Kendall Brown has over 20 years’ experience in Healthcare IT and a member of HIMSS for most of her career. Kendall has worked at Xerox, McKesson, Allscripts, and most recently employed as Channel Sales Director at Centrak.
Kendall served three terms as South Florida HIMSS Chapter Advocate has been a South Florida HIMSS board member for the last 6 years. In this time, she has put the chapter’s Advocacy program on the national map. As such, Kendall was Nationally Recognized and Awarded by HIMSS as Chapter Advocate of the Year 2019-2020. Under her leadership, SFLHIMSS Chapter has been awarded the Presidential Seal for Advocacy for 2017 & 2018. While Chair of South Florida HIMSS Advocacy, the chapter has won two Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR) Challenges from HIMSS highlighting South Florida as an Advocacy leader. In 2020, South Florida HIMSS passed the Florida Interoperability Bill (Florida Interoperability Bill Passes! | HIMSS South Florida Chapter (himsschapter.org) In 2019, Kendall led the submission of Senate Resolution #1814 declaring Health Information Technology Week in the State of Florida (http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/01814). The resolution as adopted by the Florida Senate on April 24, 2019. Kendall has been instrumental in planning three separate Health IT Days at Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee raising awareness of the importance of both HIMSS and Healthcare IT with our elected officials and government officials.
Kendall has fostered key relationships with many elected officials such as Senator Gayle Harrell, the Agency of Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and other key healthcare leaders such as Florida’s Agency of State Technology CIO, and Florida Department of Health.
Kendall has brought new ideas to South Florida HIMSS Chapter, like the creation of South Florida HIMSS Chapter Lapel Pin where proceeds created a budget for SFLHIMSS Advocacy Committee. Kendall has attended HIMSS Chapter Leader Exchange (annual HIMSS Leadership training) in Cleveland, Ohio. She regularly attends HIMSS Chapter Leadership Training at HIMSS and represented South Florida Chapter as a speaker on a Hurricane panel at HIMSS17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kendall sits on HIMSS Blockchain Policy & Ethics Tiger Team Taskforce.
Kendall Brown