Digital Health Transformation

Your Blueprint for Digital Health Advancement

Digital Health Transformation is Here.

Resources to advance digital health capability are needed now more than ever. The challenges health systems face today are unprecedented and likely to inform and augment efforts to extend digital infrastructure across health systems to advance performance.

In this time of rapid change, hospitals, health systems and other healthcare provider organizations around the world are building strategies to improve capacity. There is a clear need to manage surges in demand for care, supply chain and logistics effectiveness, and building of new virtual care delivery models that ensure meaningful connectivity with patients when care is needed most. 

With so much information to sift through from every angle, building and implementing a digital strategy for your organization can be difficult. Healthcare providers need trusted framework and measurement tools to build and assess against as their transformation progresses.

Working with healthcare providers worldwide, HIMSS has created globally applicable frameworks, models and tools to build, measure and advance health system transformation.

The Transformation Journey

We know transformation in healthcare can be a daunting task. Since 2005, with unprecedented access and trusted relationships with our worldwide membership of health leaders and organizations, HIMSS has researched and built evidence-based models and frameworks for the sole purpose of advancing health system capability.

Whether your organization is looking to improve clinical outcomes, financial viability or operational efficiencies, this is your toolkit to drive healthcare forward.

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Measurable framework and advisory services for transformation in healthcare.

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Maturity Models

Discover models to help you get the most out of your organization’s technology and services investments.

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Digital Health Technology Partner Program

Partner with market suppliers trained on our maturity models to engage and advance your capabilities.

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Become a certified digital health transformation strategist.

Learn more about the Certified Professional in Digital Health Transformation Strategy (CPDHTS)SM certification from HIMSS. The CPDHTS designation sets you apart as a recognized professional strategist and demonstrates that you meet an international standard of knowledge and competence in digital health transformation strategy.


What is Digital Health?

Digital health connects and empowers people and populations to manage health and wellness, augmented by accessible and supportive provider teams working within flexible, integrated, interoperable and digitally enabled care environments that strategically leverage digital tools, technologies and services to transform care delivery.

The health system of the future will focus on the outcomes of the individual and build a digital ecosystem that provides care when, where and how they need it, safely and securely.

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What do healthcare organizations have to say?

HIMSS has assessed over 65,000 healthcare facilities in over 50 countries. Here are some of the transformative results.

"The clinical leader dashboard at AdventHealth Gordon Murray, made possible by their EMR implementation, allowed the organization to increase their CMS score from 3 to 4, reduce CAUTI and CLABSI rates to 0%, and keep immunization rates near 100%."
AdventHealth Gordon Murray
"Through their EMR implementation and access to its data, Altru Health was able to reduce readmission rates among patients with heart failure from 17.2% in 2016 to 3% in 2018."
Altru Health
"Based primarily on reduction of resource utilization and diversion attributable to their technology implementation, Geisinger projected a process improvement savings of $1,015,700 for the first year and $1.3 million per year thereafter."
"Loma Linda focused efforts on increasing availability, simplifying scheduling workflows, and utilizing their patient portal to allow patients to schedule appointments online. In the three months post go-live, the waitlist functionality project has created an ROI of $185,850 with an estimated annual ROI of over $700,000, all while benefiting the patient—including improved patient communication and patient portal access."
Loma Linda
"Mackenzie Health reduced length of stay for patients placed in their electronic COPD pathway made possible by their EMR implementation. The organization saved between $190,000 and $220,000 CAD based on best-case versus worst-case scenario of resource intensity weight."
Mackenzie Health
"Novant Health created a new nursing documentation/case management in their EMR to identify patient needs earlier in the hospitalization stay. This implementation streamlined the durable medical equipment ordering process, allowing case management to focus on more complex needs to improve throughput; and increased Medicare compliance of provider signature on face-to-face orders from 36% to 100%."
Novant Health
"Rush Medical established a population health initiative aimed at achieving high blood pressure control. Rush became one of only 24 hospitals in the nation to receive the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion award, which honors organizations and providers who focus on proven strategies to achieve blood pressure control for 70% or more of their patients."
Rush Medical
"Sparrow Health incorporated the patient blood management framework into their EMR to address the overuse and misuse of red blood cell (RBC) and platelet transfusions. They achieved consecutive year-over-year decreases in use of blood products, equating to a reduction of nearly 12,000 RBC and platelet transfusions in savings of $7.2 million."
Sparrow Health