HIMSS 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. Learn more.

HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the industry’s largest health IT educational program and exhibition center. HIMSS15 will take place April 12-16, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Learn more.

Jun 16, 2015 HIMSS Response to the CMS’s NPRM on Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems

HIMSS offered comments in response to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2016 Rates; Revisions of Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers, Including Changes Related to the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Notice for Proposed Rule Making (NPRM).

Jun 30, 2015 HIMSS Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Healthcare Organizations Experienced a Significant Security Incident in Recent Past

Healthcare Organizations Implement New Technology and Personnel to Stay Ahead of Cyberattacks

Jun 26, 2015 Health IT Standards Committee Says Goodbye to Departing Members, Discusses Workgroup Recommendations

The committee heard from Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator and Jon White, M.D., Acting Deputy National Coordinator, who recognized the 10 members completing their term with HITSC this month including Dixie Baker, Anne Castro, Jeremy Delinsky, John Derr, C. Martin Harris, Stanley Huff, Liz Johnson, David McCallie, Jr., Jonathan Perlin, and Sharon Terry.


Games for Health annual conference integrated in the 2015 mHealth Summit, November 8-11 in Washington, DC

05/29/2015 HIMSS Submits Comments on CMS Meaningful Use Stage 3; 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria

Focused on better health through the best use of information technology, HIMSS points to critical components of the draft regulations and suggests improvements to advance the secure and consistent digital exchange of patient health information.

05/07/2015 Grove Medical Associates Selected as 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award Recipient

Grove Medical Associates of Auburn, Mass., has been named a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient.

Jun 3, 2015 Analytics is the wave of the future

While “Big Data” and analytics are among the most widely discussed topics in healthcare today, many healthcare organizations are still just beginning to grapple with why and how best they should incorporate analytics into their operations in order to better understand the reams of data new health IT is helping them collect.

May 28, 2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments: Nominations open today!

Nominations for Healthcare IT News’ annual BEST Hospital IT Departments program open today, May 28.

May 28, 2015 Giant ACO drives pop health with analytics and big data

Rishi Sikka, MD, senior vice president of clinical transformation at Chicago’s Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s largest ACOs, will deliver a featured presentation at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, June 30-July 1 in New York City.

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