Global Health Equity Week

October 24 - 28, 2022

Thank you for joining us during Global Health Equity Week, an initiative focused on displaying the potential of health information and technology to transform health and minimize health disparities. Connect with global experts and colleagues to discuss ways to increase broadband access to mitigate the digital divide and improve digital health literacy and digital inclusion. Get solutions to help you improve health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.


  • Monday, October 24th
  • Tuesday, October 25th
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Thursday, October 27th
  • Friday, October 28th

Articles and Resources

HIMSS Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Guide

The HIMSS SDOH Guide is provides the industry with foundational knowledge about how health information and technology integrates social determinants of health into care delivery settings to improve individual and global well-being. Learn more

The Digital Divide in Healthcare: It’s Not Just Access

How the digital divide can be bridged by considering skills, cultural context and technology. Learn more

HIMSS Accelerate Health Podcast 
Accelerating Health Equity - Jonathan Kumar CEO of Samaritan

In this episode, Jonathan Kumar, the CEO of Samaritan joins host Kerry Amato and gives us a view of Samaritan's work to help homeless individuals access services. Learn more

TIGER International Task Force

Join our informatics/ehealth efforts

The HIMSS TIGER International Task Force seeks volunteers to provide expertise, leadership and guidance to the global health informatics community. Volunteers must agree to a 3-4 hour commitment per month over 2 years and 70% participation in task force and work stream meetings. Please email your resume or CV (three-page max) along with a brief explanation of how your background, skills and interests align with the goals of the task force. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 8, 2021. International members are strongly encouraged to apply. Apply today

Morehouse School of Medicine launched a 14-month online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program
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Keys to Creating Cultural Competence within Healthcare Organizations

Dr. Patrice Harris sees the promise, and the peril, of digital health innovation

The former president of the American Medical Association says that development requires clear-eyed conversations about the potential consequences of technology. Read more

Mitigating racial bias in digital health tools

Advancing Health Equity founder and CEO Dr. Uché Blackstock shares strategies for achieving true equity in healthcare.Watch