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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.

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Healthcare Digital Transformation: An Agile Approach to Creating the Future

Healthcare Digital Transformation: An Agile Approach to Creating the Future

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edward W. Marx, Paddy Padmanabhan
August 03, 2020

This book is a reference guide for healthcare executives and technology providers involved in the ongoing digital transformation of the healthcare sector. The book focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities for health systems in their journey towards a digital future. It draws from...

Building Connected Communities of Care: The Playbook For Streamlining Effective Coordination Between Medical And Community-Based Organizations

Building Connected Communities of Care: The Playbook For Streamlining Effective Coordination Between Medical And Community-Based Organizations

1st Edition

Keith Kosel, Steve Miff
February 28, 2020

As a community, aligning efforts across a community to support the safety and well-being of vulnerable and underserved individuals is extraordinarily difficult. These individuals suffer disproportionally from health issues, job loss, a lack of stable housing, high utility costs, substance abuse,...

Voice Technology in Healthcare: Leveraging Voice to Enhance Patient and Provider Experiences

Voice Technology in Healthcare: Leveraging Voice to Enhance Patient and Provider Experiences

1st Edition

David Metcalf, Teri Fisher, Sandhya Pruthi, Harry P. Pappas
February 21, 2020

The healthcare industry is on the cutting edge of voice-user interface (VUI) design and making great progress to improve patient care through developing technologies, literally transforming the voice of the industry. The advantages of VUI extend far beyond simple conveniences for patients or a...

AI in Health: A Leader’s Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health Systems

AI in Health: A Leader’s Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health Systems

1st Edition

Tom Lawry
February 13, 2020

We are in the early stages of the next big platform shift in healthcare computing. Fueled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud, this shift is already transforming the way health and medical services are provided. As the industry transitions from static digital repositories to intelligent...

Cultivating a Digital Culture for Effective Patient Engagement: A Strategic Framework and Toolkit for Health-Provider Websites

Cultivating a Digital Culture for Effective Patient Engagement: A Strategic Framework and Toolkit for Health-Provider Websites

1st Edition

Lorren Pettit
February 12, 2020

Cultivating a Digital Culture for Effective Patient Engagement offers a strategic framework for healthcare provider websites in order to support patient engagement and connected health initiatives. Referred to as the Health Empowerment Web Strategy Index (HEWSi), the proposed framework is...

Effective Lifecycle Management of Healthcare Applications: Utilizing a Portfolio Framework

Effective Lifecycle Management of Healthcare Applications: Utilizing a Portfolio Framework

1st Edition

Susan M. Houston, Ryan D. Kennedy
February 03, 2020

The rapid growth of software applications within healthcare organizations has made it essential to have defined methodologies and formal processes for the management of the entire Information Technology (IT) portfolio. Utilizing a portfolio management framework throughout an application’s lifecycle...

Reinventing Clinical Decision Support: Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Diagnostic Reasoning

Reinventing Clinical Decision Support: Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Diagnostic Reasoning

1st Edition

Paul Cerrato, John Halamka
December 20, 2019

This book takes an in-depth look at the emerging technologies that are transforming the way clinicians manage patients, while at the same time emphasizing that the best practitioners use both artificial and human intelligence to make decisions. AI and machine learning are explored at length, with...

Information Technology and Data in Healthcare: Using and Understanding Data

Information Technology and Data in Healthcare: Using and Understanding Data

1st Edition

David Hartzband
December 18, 2019

Healthcare transformation requires us to continually look at new and better ways to manage insights – both within and outside the organization. Increasingly, the ability to glean and operationalize new insights efficiently as a byproduct of an organization’s day-to-day operations is becoming vital...

Applied Population Health: Delivering Value-Based Care with Actionable Registries

Applied Population Health: Delivering Value-Based Care with Actionable Registries

1st Edition

Barbara Berkovich, PhD, MA, Amy Sitapati, MD
December 17, 2019

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems today provide increasing levels of clinical decision support and are the fulcrum for change for value-based healthcare delivery. Billions of dollars of government and insurer payments are dependent on evidence-based workflow design and quality report. In this...

Thriving in the Healthcare Market: Strategies from an Industry-Insider for Selling Your Product

Thriving in the Healthcare Market: Strategies from an Industry-Insider for Selling Your Product

1st Edition

Glenn E. Pearson, FACHE
September 13, 2019

  Interesting, engaging and informative with good examples. As Chief Medical Officer of a biotech startup that has to sell into the C-suite, I will be buying copies for our entire sales team. Bob Lubitz, MD, MPH, FACHE, MACP Chief Medical Officer, 3Oe Scientific, Inc.   At 18% of GDP, healthcare...

Healthcare Quality and HIT - International Standards, China Practices

Healthcare Quality and HIT - International Standards, China Practices

1st Edition

Jilan Liu
August 02, 2019

How Chinese hospitals have been growing and adopting international standards such as JCI and HIMSS EMRAM to fuel their advancements is not well-known to the western world. In this book, Jilan Liu, as former Principal Consultant of JCI and current Chief Executive Officer for HIMSS...

HIT or Miss, 3rd Edition: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Projects

HIT or Miss, 3rd Edition: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Projects

3rd Edition

Jonathan Leviss
June 14, 2019

This third edition presents and dissects a wide variety of HIT failures so that the reader can understand in each case what went wrong and why and how to avoid such problems, without focusing on the involvement of specific people, organizations, or vendors. The lessons may be applied to future and...

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