STEPS to Value Podcast

Episode #35: Global Trends in Health Information Technology


The first national HIMSS conference took place on April 1, 1962, at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore.  It is appropriate the event began in those Camelot days, when people asked themselves not what can be done for them but what they can do for others.  The seed from which today’s HIMSS conference grew started with the thesis that “an organized exchange of experience among members and other interested parties could promote a better understanding of the principles underlying hospital management systems”.  Consider the thousands of insights, shared struggles, shared advice given and received over that half century of “organized exchanges of experience” that is the HIMSS Conference. 

Welcome to STEPS to Value, a podcast that explores the intersection of people, processes & technology in healthcare as the industry moves towards a value-focused model.  In today’s episode, we will explore the global trends in healthcare & health information technology, progress made and challenges ahead with Steve Lieber, President & CEO of HIMSS.  Steve also shares with us his insights on what is on top of everyone’s HIT to-do list. 


This Episode’s Guest:

H. Stephen Lieber, CAE
President and CEO

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This Episode’s Audience Ask:

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