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.



Purchase a chance to win a great ATV and support The Kingdom Healthcare System!

Many of our HLSA regulars know Dr. Hussein Musa and Dr. Adetoun Musa, the husband-and-wife physician founders of The Kingdom Healthcare System, a wonderful San Antonio based non-profit that, in their own words, “Provides access to free and affordable primary healthcare to medically underserved communities as a physical example of God’s love for all people.” Kingdom’s scope and outreach has been growing rapidly since we met the Musa’s two years ago, including the recent addition to their team of Hondo Esparza as Director of Operations. Together, they are in the midst of a new fundraising campaign featuring a chance at a really nice ATV for only $15! The drawing will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2024, so there is still plenty of time to purchase your ticket by scanning the QR code below. Please help the Kingdom team help the medically underserved in our community by supporting this worthy cause!


Shots for Soldiers

HLSA is helping our friends at the San Antonio chapter of the Free Market Medical Association raise awareness of a new program called Shots for Soldiers. The program will help make available to veterans a patent-pending new therapy, developed by a small, eponymous Kansas-based non-profit. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints and is effective in pain management. The current need is for volunteer physicians to administer the program. Please read the flyer below for complete details and if you an interested physician, or know a physician who might be, please share this post. You can email Shankar Poncelet at [email protected].



Bexar County Medical Society Distributes Millions of PPE Items to the Physician Community

Healthcare Leaders recently became aware of the extraordinary efforts of our friends at the Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) in distributing PPE to the community over the past 18 months. After discovering a gap in demand and supply among the physician community, BCMS stepped up to distribute more than 7 million pieces of PPE, using a portion of their headquarters as a warehouse and distribution center. Melody Newsom, BCMS CEO and Executive Director, shared some of this story with us recently in the video below.


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

A Big Thank You to AirMed for Sponsoring our Lunch & Learn

Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio would like to express our sincere appreciation to Brock Miller and AirMed for sponsoring our well attended November 9th “Lunch & Learn” at Bexar County Medical Society. AirMed is the premier air ambulance company in the United States with over 25,000 missions to their credit, and they are the only American company to  have won the International Travel Insurance Journal’s prestigious award as “Air Ambulance of the Year” for two consecutive years. To learn more about AirMed, and all the great things they do, please take a moment to watch the video below.

The event featured a wonderful presentation on leadership skills from Dr. Michael Farlow of Wolf Leadership Development, LLC.  A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a successful author, Dr. Farlow is a human behavior specialist, speaker and master coach who helps professionals become more effective leaders.  We were honored to have Dr. Farlow share with us some of his time, expertise and insights.

And, last but not certainly not least, we’re very grateful to Bexar County Medical Society for graciously hosting the event at their beautiful offices. The Bexar County Medical Society has been providing resources, support and services to both physicians and the community for more than 150 years, and recently stepped up their game to provide extensive PPE distribution during the pandemic.

Thank you all.



Pictures by Chris Coutinho. For information on services, contact Chris at [email protected]

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.

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