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.

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the industry’s largest health IT educational program and exhibition center. HIMSS16 will take place February 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. 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).

Aug 28, 2015 Are You Registered for Policy Summit?

Early bird registration ends September 10, 2015.

Aug 28, 2015 What’s Going on at Policy Summit?

Preliminary agenda is now posted online.

08/25/2015 Improving Health through IT Globally, HIMSS Introduces Enterprise Board of Managers

New board of managers, with Carol Steltenkamp, MD as Chair and Christian Lovis, MD as Vice Chair, took office on July 1

08/24/2015 HIMSS Analytics Honors St. Elizabeth Healthcare with Stage 7 Award and Associated Ambulatory Clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards

The HIMSS Stage 7 Awards honors facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR

08/13/2015 Committed to Achievable Solutions, HIMSS Conducts Live Patient Matching Testing Event

With a continued commitment to improving patient data matching, HIMSS holds event at its Innovation Center, which is part of the Global Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland, Ohio

Aug 28, 2015 IBM's social program management goes mobile

Caseworkers are increasingly spending their days in the field. Now, they can take the office with them.

Jul 1, 2015 HIMSS Media launches Revenue Cycle Insights

A new resource for healthcare finance leaders that will feature the latest news, analysis, and insights on best practices for managing the revenue cycle

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.

Community Updates

Project Management Methodologies to Guide EHR Optimization The latest Nursing Informatics Task Force webinar identifies organizational benefits of a centralized change control process for EHR optimization and discusses approaches for sustaining a change management process.
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Call for Manuscripts: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics Online Journal for Nursing Informatics is currently seeking manuscripts that represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice and are of interest to a nursing informatics audience.
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Participate in Survey! Nurses’ Use of Power to Standardize Nursing Terminology in EHRs Your input is valuable to gain a better understanding of nurses’ influence in standardizing nursing terminology to improve the ability to retrieve patient data and measure outcomes of care.
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