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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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Health Information Technology Evaluation Handbook

Health Information Technology Evaluation Handbook

Forthcoming

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, Brian W. Pickering, MD, MSc
November 15, 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,...

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

Forthcoming

Laura Bright, Johanna Goderre
October 15, 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...

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...

CPHIMS Review Guide, Third Edition: Preparing for Success in Healthcare Information and Management Systems

CPHIMS Review Guide, Third Edition: Preparing for Success in Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Himss
August 01, 2016

Whether you're taking the CPHIMS exam, or simply want the most current and comprehensive overview in healthcare information and management systems today - this completely revised and updated third edition has it all. But for those preparing for the CPHIMS exam, this book is an ideal study partner....

The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

David Garets, Claire McCarthy Garets
March 08, 2016

If your health care organization is typical, you were successful in getting your electronic medical record (EMR) system installed on time and within budget. You declared victory and collected some money from meaningful use. But very quickly, you realized you were not getting the expected return on...

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