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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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Information Governance for Healthcare Professionals: A Practical Approach

Information Governance for Healthcare Professionals: A Practical Approach

Forthcoming

Robert F. Smallwood
March 27, 2018

Like other critical organizational assets, information is a strategic asset that requires high level of oversight in order to be able to effectively use it for organizational decision-making, performance improvement, cost management, and risk mitigation. Adopting an information governance program...

An Introduction to Clinical Health Information Technology for Long-Term/Post-Acute Healthcare Professionals

An Introduction to Clinical Health Information Technology for Long-Term/Post-Acute Healthcare Professionals

Forthcoming

Lorren Pettit, Gregory L. Alexander, John F. Derr
March 15, 2018

A multiplicity of factors converging together suggest the LTPAC provider community (e.g. nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, home health agencies, etc.) will elevate in importance within the healthcare ecosystem during the next few years. The challenge for many LTPAC providers in this...

Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

Forthcoming

James R. Langabeer II
March 08, 2018

Healthcare Organizations offer significant opportunities for change and improvement in their overall performance. Hospitals and clinics are generally large, complex, and inefficient, and need serious development in process workflow and management systems, which will ultimately lead to better...

The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them, Second Edition

The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them, Second Edition

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Richard L. Rydell, MBA, FACHE, LFHIMSS, Editor, Howard M. Landa, MD, Associate Editor
February 15, 2018

The CMIO Survival Guide is the handbook for the new Chief Medical Information Officer, as well as for those recruiting or planning to recruit a CMIO. This quick reference is organized by real-world topics that CMIOs need to know, as well as the criteria that the CIO, CMO or CEO should consider in...

The Lean Electronic Health Record: A Journey Toward Optimized Care

The Lean Electronic Health Record: A Journey Toward Optimized Care

Forthcoming

Ronald Bercaw, Kurt A. Knoth, Susan T. Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, C
January 09, 2018

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a reflection of the way your organization conducts business. If you’re looking to make lasting improvements in the delivery of care, you must start with looking at the system from your patient’s perspective to understand what is of value and what is simply...

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
December 04, 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...

Planning Quality Project Management of (EMR/EHR) Software Products

Planning Quality Project Management of (EMR/EHR) Software Products

Forthcoming

Richard Chamberlain
November 23, 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

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, Brian W. Pickering, MD, MSc
October 19, 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

Nathan William Tierney
October 11, 2017

"Nathan Tierney’s powerful storytelling is rarely seen in today’s health care business environment. We must redesign the health care delivery system---a team sport in service of patients, hold it accountable with measurement to improve outcomes, and quantify the resource costs over the full cycle...

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

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

Susan M. Houston
August 21, 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...

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