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HIMSS Future50 Community

The HIMSS Future50 Community identifies and brings together top healthcare IT leaders who have made significant contributions to digital health in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. We work with HIMSS and our partners to overcome current and future systemic health challenges by addressing gaps and needs at the local and regional levels.
Every year, a new cohort of 50 top international leaders joins our global community. Cohorts have a tenure of one year and continue to engage and serve the community as alums and mentors to new members every year.

What We Do

This community of healthcare IT leaders from different layers of the healthcare ecosystem influences the potential of digital health to improve healthcare for us all. We share expertise, collaborate over borders, and foster innovation both individually and as a group.

HIMSS provides the Future50 Community with a platform to achieve this and with a mechanism to promote the eHealth agenda at the international level. Community members participate in dedicated activities and leverage their expertise as content leaders within the HIMSS framework. They receive recognition in HIMSS media and events, HIMSS individual membership for one year, and complimentary passes to various HIMSS events year-round.

Member Categories

The Future50 Community incorporates leaders who promote digital health agenda in all fields associated with healthcare. Therefore, its members are broadly classified and fit in five member groups: government, healthcare IT, clinical, patient and innovation. The community thus brings together the potential of top digital health leaders that are scattered across the healthcare ecosystem.

Government Leaders

Government leaders work within public and civil service, make significant contributions to the development and implementation of healthcare policy, and help deliver results and steer change using information and technology within the public health sector. Their work shapes the future of care delivery on a national level.

Healthcare IT Leaders

Healthcare IT leaders work at healthcare provider organizations and are champions of health information and technology. They identify and adopt the right digital strategy and enablers to drive transformational change, leading to better and improved health outcomes for patients.

Clinical Leaders

Clinical leaders are clinical professionals who make significant contributions to the decision-making process to leverage technology and solutions. They make exceptional contributions in the field of clinical work, supported by information and technology tools, which leads to improvements in care delivery and positive outcomes for patients.

Patient Leaders

Patient leaders are personally involved in the healthcare journey as patients. They have been driven by their passion to advocate for meaningful healthcare causes and contribute significantly to improving care delivery in partnership with healthcare providers and policymakers.

Innovation Leaders

Innovation leaders develop innovative solutions by harnessing emerging, disruptive and cutting-edge technology to address healthcare pain points.

The nomination call for the HIMSS Future50 Class of 2020/21 is now open!

Use this great opportunity to nominate your colleagues, peers and other champions in healthcare IT who have made exemplary contributions to digital health in their regions. Take a moment to nominate those leaders whom you believe have the potential to enhance healthcare for us all.

Rating Criteria:
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in a minimum of three of the following four areas:

  • Leadership and Community Change
  • Healthcare Best Practice
  • Driving Innovation and Organizational Transformation
  • Improved Patient Care, Experience and Outcomes

Future50 Call for Nominations

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