The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite
The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite is a robust library of value-focused, evidence-based examples framed by HIMSS’ multifaceted Health IT Value STEPS™. This allows us to organize the information and create a common vocabulary to identify, classify and discuss the many known examples of Health IT value.
By gathering relevant and credible examples, we seek answers to questions such as:
- How do we know Health IT works?
- How does Health IT improve patient care?
- Can others achieve the same type of value using their systems?
Take a tour of the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS™ to see just some of what we’ve collected so far, and get acquainted with the structure of the Value STEPS™. Recently added features include the ability to filter examples by type of organization or location. You can also filter for Davies Award winners, ACOs and other designations.
You can contribute to this effort by sharing your story. Just click “Share your story!” to the right (or on any screen of the interactive tour) and let us know how you and your organization have realized the value of Health IT.
We have identified almost 1000 sources, each with many examples of HIT value, classified according to the Value STEPS™. The graphic below outlines the STEPS™, their subtypes and just a few examples of the values realized through Health IT. We now have over 80 types of value identified and classified according to the Value STEPS™.
What We’ve Collected
Examples collected to date distributed according to the STEPS™ categories and their subtypes:
- Satisfaction (13% of total)
- Provider: 44%
- Patient: 25%
- Staff: 18%
- Other: 13%
- Treatment / Clinical (42% of total)
- Efficiency: 43$
- Safety: 29%
- Quality: 26%
- Electronic Information / Data (12% of total)
- Data: 77%
- Electronic Information: 23%
- Prevention & Patient Education (7% of total)
- Patient Education: 54%
- Prevention: 46%
- Savings (26% of total)
- Efficiency: 37%
- Financial / Business: 32%
- Operations: 31%
Learn more about the structure of the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS™ and see more examples of organizations that have achieved this value by taking the tour!
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