Joyce Sensmeier is Vice President of Informatics for HIMSS, 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.
Sensmeier joined HIMSS as the Director of Professional Services in 2000. In her current role, she oversees clinical informatics, standards and interoperability.
Sensmeier became Board Certified in Nursing Informatics in 1996, earned the Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems in 2002, and achieved fellowship status in HIMSS in 2005. She previously served at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., as a nursing coordinator leading clinical information system implementations.
Sensmeier has made contributions to enabling health information exchange through standards profiling and harmonization initiatives. She led advancement of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), an international standards profiling organization which, over the past decade, has achieved both regional and international adoption of its public domain technical framework. She is President of IHE USA, and previously served as the Standards Implementation Technical Manager for the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP).
An internationally recognized speaker and author of multiple book chapters, articles and white papers, Sensmeier was recognized in 2010 as a fellow with the American Academy of Nursing, a credential held by 2,000 nursing leaders throughout the world. She is co-founder and ex-officio chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, a global collaboration of 30 distinct nursing informatics groups that represents a unified voice for nursing informatics professionals.
Sensmeier earned a BSN from Elmhurst College and a master's degree in Nursing Administration from St. Xavier University, both in Illinois.