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.
The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them, Second Edition
Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition
Lynn H. Vogel
November 01, 2018
Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Margaret Schulte, Lorren Pettit
October 11, 2018
The passage of the HITECH Act by the U.S. federal government in 2009, and the implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program was grounded on the assumption that EHR’s would yield multiple benefits for...
Robert F. Smallwood
August 23, 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...
Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, Derr F. John, RPh, FASCP, Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA
July 19, 2018
A multiplicity of factors converging together suggest the long term/post-acute care (LTPAC) provider community (e.g. nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, home health agencies, etc.) will accelerate in importance within the healthcare ecosystem during the next few years. The challenge for...
Richard L. Rydell, MBA, FACHE, LFHIMSS, Editor, Howard M. Landa, MD, Associate Editor
February 26, 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...
James R. Langabeer II
February 20, 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...
Ronald G. Bercaw, Kurt A. Knoth, Susan T. Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, C
January 11, 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...
Bryan P. Bergeron
December 05, 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...
Laura Bright, Johanna Goderre
November 03, 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...
November 03, 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...
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,...
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...