The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite

Tour the Value STEPS Interactive Model

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  • How do we know Health IT works?
  • How does Health IT improve patient care?
  • Can others duplicate the type of value others have achieved?

We’re collecting examples from around the world to answer those questions. The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite is a robust library of value-focused, evidence-based examples of value classified using a common vocabulary: the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS™. Take a tour of the STEPS™ model today. Explore its structure, five main categories, 14 subcategories, and over 80 detailed types of value derived from Health IT.

You can filter by category and sub-category, type of organization, location, and designations such as Davies Award winners and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

The STEPS™ model includes just a small sample of what we’ve collected so far. This interactive map lets you view a much larger portion of the organizations profiled in the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite. See where we’ve collected value examples from academic, community, critical access and rural hospitals around the world. See which practices, HIEs, Beacon Communities, ACOs, and other organizations have demonstrated value using Health IT. Check back often as this collection continues to grow. We have much more than what is seen on this map!

Share your story!

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 Value STEPS™ tour) and let us know how you and your organization have realized the value of Health IT.

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!

For more information please contact Pat Wise or Rod Piechowski


Further Resources:

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HIMSS Introduces Health IT Value Suite to Realize the Value of Health IT
The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite offers data to help providers, policymakers, payers and other stakeholders evaluate the success of their IT investments.

The Value of Health IT - Davies Award Winning Hospitals
Our Members in Action! Pat Wise RN, MA, MS, FHIMSS, COL (USA ret'd)reflects on her site visit to Davies Award winning organizations.

THE EHR: Providing Exceptional Value
EHR adoption is proving it's value to us by improving problem medication orders, finding hard dollar ROI, reducing errors, achieving meaningful use, leveraging data through dashboards, and more. Learn about the real benefits of health IT.

What is the Impact of Health IT?  HIMSS 2013 iHIT Study
This 2013 Impact of Health IT (iHIT) study compares results with our 2006 iHIT study, exploring the ability of HIT to provide enhanced access to clinical information needed to support patient care from an interdisciplinary perspective of nurses, pharmacists and physicians.

Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Record Systems - NCHS Data Brief
This NCHS report presents a nationally representative profile of physician use of EHR systems. What EHR systems are physicians using? How satisfied are they?

HIMSS Clinical Informatics
HIMSS Clinical Informatics offers a variety of resources and communities for clinical engineers, dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and physicians.

Enterprise Information Systems Committee
HIMSS leadership believes that healthcare information technology and management systems can increase the effectiveness, safety and quality of patient care. This vision leads directly to the need for electronic health records and clinical information systems throughout the nation's healthcare enterprises. The committee helps HIMSS establish its strategic direction and official positions on issues relating to enterprise IS.

Management Engineering and Process Improvement
Only with specialized direction and oversight of the systems and processes in place can healthcare organizations confidently optimize resource and capacity utilization and ensure system(s) and process effectiveness.

Innovation is the development and application of ideas, processes and methods that occur within and outside of the entire healthcare continuum. Innovation occurs everywhere and has the potential to be applied to health IT in ways that measurably improve performance, quality, cost, satisfaction, speed, and overall patient outcomes. Innovation can happen by design or by accident. It can be newly invented or imported from other sectors. Innovation can also be the reframing of an existing idea, process or method.

Electronic Health Record Usability
To provide HIMSS membership, vendors, and external organizations with education, tools, and best practices related to health IT (HIT) usability. HIMSS members recognize the opportunity to improve EHR usability and have developed several tools for industry education and use.