HIMSS Launches Partner Innovation Exchange Programme to Connect Leading Health and Care Organizations across the Globe

Berlin, Germany, 25 February 2019: HIMSS has announced the launch of the “Partner Innovation Exchange” programme, an initiative to convene key digital health influencers to drive the mission to improve healthcare through information and technology.

A number of leading associations have already officially become partners: the European Union of Private Hospitals, TicbioMed, HL7, the European Cyber Security Organization, the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, the European Health Management Association, Sitra, Vitalis, Finnish Diabetes Association and EIT Health, amongst others. The HIMSS Partner Innovation Exchange welcomes the following organizations to join:

  • Professional organizations: patient organizations, medical associations, CNIO federations
  • Healthcare providers: hospitals, municipalities, regions, care centers, clinics, trusts
  • Non-for-profit organizations: EU institutions or projects
  • Academic institutions: universities, educational programmes
  • Other: media publications, healthcare agencies, PR/Communication agencies

To further HIMSS’ mission to drive better health through information and technology, the HIMSS Partner Innovation Exchange provides participants with exclusive, year-round opportunities to spark innovation and to support better health and care outcomes. Some of the opportunities include collaborating on research, contributing to key media publications with knowledge and insights, access to professional development opportunities and the HIMSS eLearning Center, preferential or complimentary access to some of the largest and most influential digital health conferences worldwide, and much more.

Bruce Steinberg, Managing Director and EVP of HIMSS International, said: “Our newly launched Partner Innovation Exchange will give the organizations involved the opportunity to be surrounded by a large network of support to learn, share and connect with each other. We are excited to gather like-minded associations who lead and innovate in the digital health space. As the ever-changing landscape of healthcare information and technology continues to develop and gain momentum, it is more important than ever for key organizations to come together to ultimately move healthcare forward, with the joint goal to improve patient care”.

Sabine Schumann, Head of Communications at EIT Health, commented: “EIT Health joins the HIMSS Partners Innovation Exchange as strategic partner. With our network of 150 partner organisations and support by the EU, we collaborate across borders and deliver innovative healthcare solutions to enable European citizens to live healthy lives.”

HIMSS is now open to receiving requests from those who wish to take part in in the HIMSS Partner Innovation Exchange. Please contact Loida Lleonart on llleonart@himss.org to find out more.


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For more information about the HIMSS Partner Innovation Exchange: https://www.himss.eu/partner/himss-partners-innovation-exchange


HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. As an association, HIMSS encompasses more than 72,000 individual members and 630 corporate members. We partner with hundreds of providers, academic institutions and health services organizations on strategic initiatives that leverage innovative information and technology. Together, we work to improve health, access and the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.www.himss.org

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