History of HIMSS

History of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (Formerly Hospital Management Systems Society)

Written by the HIMSS Legacy Workgroup with Annual Updates from HIMSS

The History of HIMSS offers a detailed look at the beginnings of the Society, with an introduction from the HIMSS Legacy Workgroup. Now updated through 2012, the History of HIMSS provides summary information on HIMSS initiatives and activities.

The HIMSS Legacy Workgroup developed the History of HIMSS in 2007 with its official title: History of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (Formerly Hospital Management Systems Society.

The Legacy Workgroup completed the charter for documenting the Society’s colorful history from its very roots of fewer than 50 members, representing practicing hospital management engineers, hospital administrators, consultants and academicians, to its current diversity of members.
With the objective of this endeavor to provide the anchor for a work-in-progress history, HIMSS now carries on this activity with annual updates to the History of HIMSS.

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