HIMSS South Texas Chapter: Summit on Leveraging AI in Healthcare

For our HLSA friends in the South Texas Chapter of HIMSS, there will be an AI Summit on Leveraging AI in Healthcare at the Chapman Center of the Trinity University Campus on May 2, 2024. Discover how AI is being used to enhance patient outcomes, streamline processes, and improve overall healthcare delivery. Network with professionals and gain insights into the future of healthcare technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in AI and its impact on patient care! See the agenda and times below. Seating is limited and going fast so register now!

AI Summit: Leveraging AI for Healthcare

Date: May 2, 2024

Location: Trinity University; Chapman Hall & Great Hall


3:00pm- 3:30pm- Check-In

3:30pm-4:30pm – AI Panel Discussion

4:30pm-5:00pm – Q&A

5:00pm-7:00pm – Networking Social

Join us at the AI Summit where experts in the field will discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing healthcare.



Stephan Porter Announces Launch of New Military Chamber of Commerce

Recently our good friend Stephan Porter took time to tell us about his mission to help veterans, active-duty personnel and their families with a new Military Chamber of Commerce scheduled to launch in July of this year. One major focus of the project will be to address the problems of veteran and military suicide, which is tragically on the rise in the United States.

Please take a moment to view this important message from Stephan and share it with others. You can find more information on the web and Linkedin at:



or call (830) 742-9500



Video by Chris Coutinho. For information on services, email [email protected]

Unite Private Networks Dedicates their New Office Suite

Congratulations to our friends at Unite Private Networks on the official opening of their beautiful new office suite on Isom Road! Representatives from HLSA and Bexar County Medical Society were on hand on January 26th to witness Regional Vice President Clayton Brown, along with his UPN colleagues and ambassadors from the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, perform the ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was well-attended and the catering excellent. Wishing you much continued success in your new space UPN!

Jennifer Newell & Betty’s Co. Win Grand Prize at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition

From left, Katherine Nydegger, Tech Bloc’s program manager, Deborah Carter, director of economic and community development at Bexar County, Jennifer Newell, Founder & CEO of Betty’s Co., and Dirk Elmendorf at the Tech Fuel event on October 14th, 2021.
San Antonio-based Betty’s Co. won the $50,000 grand prize in the 2021 iteration of Tech Fuel. The startup pitch competition for early stage tech ventures was hosted by Bexar County and Tech Bloc, a local tech advocacy nonprofit, at a Thursday night event at the Tobin Center downtown.

A total of $100,000 was given out with every finalist receiving a cash prize.

Betty’s Co. is an online women-focused health company that offers health and wellness counseling, resources and products, most geared to younger women. Founded in January 2020 by Jennifer Newell, the startup plans to eventually serve as a one-stop shop for women seeking health care, particularly gynecological care.

Newell is creating a mobile app, mobile clinic, as well as partnerships with universities to provide these type of resources, as previously reported by the Business Journal.

The competition initially selected 25 semifinalists to pitch to a panel of judges in one of five semi-final brackets.

Other finalists included runner-up Alt-Bionics, a biotech company developing bionic limbs for amputees. Third prize winner EmGenisys improves animal production and promotes sustainability through reproductive technologies. Other honorees included IncentiFind, which helps developers, property owners and tenants find money for their real-estate and home improvement projects; and Astroport Space Technologies Inc., which converts moon dust into bricks and material for 3D construction printing of lunar infrastructure.

Originally launched in 2016 as a $50,000 competition, TechFuel doubled the prize money in 2019 through additional funding from the county’s Innovation Fund. Each fiscal year, $1 million in economic incentive funds are allocated by the county to this fund to foster local job recruitment, talent development competitions, business expansion and technical workforce training for targeted technology-based industries.

In 2020, San Antonio-based Backcountry Mills LLC, which does business as Grain4Grain and develops grain drying technology, won the $50,000 grand prize, while the previous year, Rectify, a data protection and privacy startup launched in 2018, won the grand prize.

As reported by    of the San Antonio Business Journal

La Gente Consulting, LLC: Healthcare Vacancies in San Antonio

If you, or someone you know, are looking for a new healthcare position in San Antonio contact Chris Armijo at La Gente Consulting, LLC.

Speech & Language Pathologist – Pediatrics – Outpatient – Days – Employed

LVN Med Surg – all shifts

Practice Manager – Multi-Specialty Clinics – Outpatient – Days – Employed

Medical Assistant – Pediatrics – Outpatient – Contract

Contracting Manager – Wound Care – Outpatient – Days – Employed

Patient Services Representative (PSR)

Medical Assistant (MA) – Outpatient Primary Care

RN Med Surgical – all shifts

RN Rehab – all shifts

RN – ER all shifts

Speech & Language Pathologist – Pediatrics – Outpatient – Days – Employed

PCP – days outpatient

Director of Population Health – Primary Care – Outpatient – Days – Employed

HCC Auditor/Coder – Primary Care – Outpatient – Days – Employed

Registered Nurse Case Manager – Hospice – Outpatient – Direct Hire

Patient Care Manager | Hospice | Direct Hire | Full Time Days

On Call Registered Nurse | Hospice | Full Time | Weekends

Licensed Vocational Nurse – Home Health – Outpatient – Days

Licensed Vocational Nurse – Home Health – Outpatient – Days – Per Diem

Registered Nurse – Home Health – Outpatient – Days – Employed

MR3 Health Recognized as TOP 10 Pioneer in Patient Monitoring by MD Tech Review

MD Tech Review, a curated knowledge network for physicians and health professionals, has included MR3 Health in it’s list of Top 10 Patient Monitoring pioneers of 2019. The list is included in their December 2019 issue which is devoted to the preventive health benefits and reductions in the costs of care to be realized through effective remote patient monitoring (RPM). The full article, which features an interview with MR3 president, Stan Marett, can be read here. Stan is a regular at our monthly mixers and we’re pleased to share this success with our HLSA family.

Congratulations Stan!