Physician Community

Welcome to HIMSS. Your partner in the discussion of practice-based technology needs in medical informatics and health IT.

HIMSS Physician Community members contribute to advocacy efforts, participate in education offerings, grow their own professional development, access practical tools and participate in networking opportunities.

From selection to adoption to optimization, find the resources you need.

Participate - Webinars and In-Person Events

Participate in educational offerings tailored to the Medical Informatics Community.

Stay informed on the latest virtual and in-person educational events for HIMSS Physician Community like the Monthly Physician Community Webinar Series, Physician Podcast Series or the Physician Meaningful Use Dinner Event.

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Learn – Tools and Resources

There are many resources at HIMSS to help the working physician understand Health IT and Informatics. Enrich yourself with these complimentary resources:

Clinical Decision Support

Clinical Decision Support seeks to improve patient care at the point of delivery through a variety of useful tools.

Connected Patient formally Patient Engagement

Effectively understand how to best e-engage patients with focus on Meaningful Use Stage 2 patient engagement requirements, secure messaging and patient portals.

Education: Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use

The HIMSS Regional Event Dinner Series focuses on Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria.  View presentations from the March 19, 2014 event in Dover Delaware by Dr. Lou Diamond, Mat Kendall and Dr. Barbara Connors.

Electronic Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec) Resource Center

Use this library of publicly-available resources and tools to learn everything you need to know about electronic medication reconciliation and its effects on care coordination and continuity of care. 

Health Information Exchange

Learn about Health Information Exchange (HIE) organizations, networks and initiatives at the local, regional and state levels.

Health IT Public Policy

Access the latest updates on public policy in health IT.

HIT User Experience in Health IT

Gain an understanding of the major terminology, explore the major issues and opportunitities, and utilize resources created for and by the HIMSS User Experience committee and community here.

ICD-10 Transition

View various resources and tools which will assist organizations in the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, including the ICD-10 Playbook and tool kits.

Interoperability & Standards

Learn about Interoperability & Standards by accessing information on health information exchange, standards based interoperability solutions and the Interoperability & Standards Toolkit.

Meaningful Use OneSource

Meaningful Use OneSource assists eligible healthcare providers and professionals in understanding Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements, timelines


Explore resources on the generation, aggregation and dissemination of health information via mobile and wireless devices. 

Physician Dinner Series

HIMSS is offering a new Physician Dinner event. This event is a 4-hour evening, on-site education event that HIMSS will bring right to your organization.

The event will be focused on providing Meaningful Use education, resources, tools and the practical know-how towards achieving Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria, and will be geared for both primary care and specialty providers currently working on Meaningful Use initiatives.

Access the presentations for the Cleveland, OH Meaningful Use Dinner Event

Contribute – Workgroups and Committees

Learn more about how you can get involved in the Physician Community and what the Physician Committee does.

Physician Community Workgroups / Roundtables

Participate in one of these workgroups or roundtables:

CMIO Roundtable

The CMIO role and adoption of CMIOs in hospitals and health systems is continuing to increase. The purpose of the Roundtable is to enable the advancement of CMIOs as trusted medical leaders as part of an integrated care team.

The HIMSS Physician Community CMIO/Medical Informatics Executive Roundtable provides the platform to create and disseminate the information needed to navigate informatics. The Roundtable is open to individuals interested in supporting development of resources for the CMIO with membership at HIMSS.

CMIO Roundtable Co-Chairs:

John Lee, MD
CMIO, Edward Hospital and Health Services

David Michael, MD
CMIO, Vidant Health

Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH, CPHIMS
CMIO, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Upcoming Roundtables

June 2017 HIMSS CMIO Roundtable - CMIO Solution Session: Cultivating Team Building and Engagement with Medical Staff
June 20, 2017 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

Register Today!

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New to Medical Informatics Workgroup

The HIMSS Physician Community New to Medical Informatics Workgroup provides the platform to create and disseminate the information needed to navigate informatics.

Help new and future medical informaticists by joining the New to Medical Informatics Workgroup efforts today.

Usability Workgroup

The HIMSS Physician Community Usability Workgroup provides education and resources to identify and ease the burden of usability for the medical informatics community.

Help physician colleagues become navigate usability issues to put us on the road to solving problems by joining the Usability Workgroup efforts today.

HIMSS-SIIM Joint Enterprise Imaging Workgroup

The HIMSS-SIIM Joint Enterprise Imaging Workgroup is open to individuals with membership in HIMSS or SIIM, including but not limited to: Clinical Informaticists, Radiologists, Cardiologists, Imaging Vendors, IT Professionals, Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals and those interested in the broader specialty of Enterprise Imaging Informatics.

Learn more about the Enterprise Imaging Workgroups efforts>

Physician Committee

Understand how the Physician Committee works to provide leadership within the Physician Community.

Learn more about the HIMSS Physician Committee>

Local HIMSS Chapters

Find your local HIMSS Chapter and join the grassroots action in your community.

Connect – Member Profiles and Newsletters

Physician Community Member Profiles

Explore the different career pathways physicians have taken to be involved in medical informatics.

Access the Physician Community Member Profile Series>

Clinical Informatics Insights

Engage with this complimentary monthly eNewsletter from content experts delivered to you.

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Weekly Community Newsletter

Stay informed with the latest breaking news with the Medical Informatics Community.

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