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HIMSS Book Series


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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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Quality Project Management of EMR and EHR Software Products

Quality Project Management of EMR and EHR Software Products

Forthcoming

Richard Chamberlain
December 01, 2017

When hospitals began implementing their electronic medical records/electronic health records systems (EMR/HER) the pharmaceutical companies that were conducting clinical trials at those hospitals wanted to sue the date from those systems instead of having the hospitals enter the data in their EHR...

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

Forthcoming

Laura Bright, Johanna Goderre
November 16, 2017

This book highlights success stories and challenges to implementing health IT standards. The narrative of each chapter demonstrates how standards further interoperable health data exchange, especially in the service of advancing tools to monitor population health. These are critical stories that...

Health Information Technology Evaluation Handbook: From Meaningful Use to Meaningful Outcome

Health Information Technology Evaluation Handbook: From Meaningful Use to Meaningful Outcome

Forthcoming

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, Brian W. Pickering, MD, MSc
November 01, 2017

Governments and clinical providers are investing billions of dollars in health information technologies. This is being done with the expectation that HIT adoption will translate into healthier patients experiencing better care at lower cost. As the first wave of adoption comes to an end,...

Value Management in Healthcare: How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare

Value Management in Healthcare: How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare

Forthcoming

Nathan William Tierney
October 27, 2017

Our current healthcare system’s broken. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) predicts health care costs could increase from 6% to 14% of GDP by 2060. The cause of this increase is due to (1) a global aging population, (2) growing affluence, (3) rise in chronic diseases,...

Performance Management in Healthcare: From Key Performance Indicators to Balanced Scorecard, Second Edition

Performance Management in Healthcare: From Key Performance Indicators to Balanced Scorecard, Second Edition

Forthcoming

Bryan P. Bergeron
October 26, 2017

Performance management, often referred to as process management, is a strategy that can be used to achieve an optimum mix of quality, safety, patient satisfaction and solvency. The basis of performance management is the effective use of resources, as measured by quantifying processes and outcomes...

The Project Manager’s Guide to Health Information Technology Implementation, 2nd Edition

The Project Manager’s Guide to Health Information Technology Implementation, 2nd Edition

Forthcoming

Susan M. Houston
August 07, 2017

This book focuses on providing information on project management specific for software implementations within the healthcare industry. It can be used as a beginners’ guide as well as a reference for current project managers who might be new to software implementations. Utilizing the Project...

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional

JoAnn Klinedinst
April 25, 2017

Continuing professional development (CPD) is critical for the health IT professional. Healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, and global. It’s both exciting and exhausting. And it is rapidly evolving through innovation, Federal incentives, and technological advancements. For these reasons...

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations, Fourth Edition

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations, Fourth Edition

Himss
February 21, 2017

This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by more than 50 industry experts. The fourth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for...

Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, 2nd Edition

Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, 2nd Edition

Linda Koontz
February 16, 2017

Advances in health information technology (health IT) have the potential to improve the quality of healthcare, to increase the availability of health information for treatment, and to implement safeguards that cannot be applied easily or cost-effectively to paper-based health records. However, the...

Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes

Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes

John W. Showalter, MD, MSIS, Leigh T. Williams, MHIIM
December 01, 2016

Twenty-first century healthcare will be defined by better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. All eyes are on technology as the means to drive down costs and improve efficiency, enabling physicians to deliver care in a way that realizes the vision of a healthier planet. The transition...

Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed

Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed

Susan T. Snedaker
November 28, 2016

Healthcare IT is a complex and rapidly evolving field. Success in this arena requires the ability to create a vision, set a strategy, foster collaboration, develop a plan and execute flawlessly every day. This book provides a clear, concise roadmap for professionals who currently manage, direct or...

Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

Jan Oldenburg, Mary P. Griskewicz
August 18, 2016

This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on...

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