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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.

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Beyond EHR Using Technology to Meet Growing Demands and Deliver Better Patient Care

Beyond EHR: Using Technology to Meet Growing Demands and Deliver Better Patient Care

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jeffery P. Daigrepont, EFPM, CPPM
November 30, 2020

Today, it is not uncommon for practices and hospitals to be on their second or third EHR and/or contemplating a transition from the traditional on-premise model to a cloud-based system. As a follow-up to Complete Guide and Toolkit to Successful EHR Adoption (©2011 HIMSS), this book builds on the ...

Clinical Surveillance The Actionable Benefits of Objective Medical Device Data for Critical Decision-Making

Clinical Surveillance: The Actionable Benefits of Objective Medical Device Data for Critical Decision-Making

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John R. Zaleski
November 06, 2020

For more than a decade, the focus of information technology has been on capturing and sharing data from a patient within an all-encompassing record (a.k.a. the electronic health record, EHR), to promote improved longitudinal oversight in the care of the patient. There are both those who agree ...

Implementing Information Security in Healthcare Building a Security Program

Implementing Information Security in Healthcare: Building a Security Program

1st Edition

Terrell Herzig, Tom Walsh
February 07, 2013

Implementing Information Security in Healthcare: Building a Security Program offers a critical and comprehensive look at healthcare security concerns in an era of powerful computer technology, increased mobility, and complex regulations designed to protect personal information. Featuring ...

Information Security in Healthcare Managing Risk

Information Security in Healthcare: Managing Risk

1st Edition

Terrell W. Herzig
February 01, 2010

Information Security in Healthcare is an essential guide for implementing a comprehensive information security management program in the modern healthcare environment. Combining the experience and insights of top healthcare IT managers and information security professionals, this book ...

mHealth From Smartphones to Smart Systems

mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems

1st Edition

Rick Krohn, David Metcalf
January 17, 2012

mHealth: From Smartphone to Smart Systems provides a high level and comprehensive survey of the emergence of mobile technology healthcare. This book looks beyond the already-popular devices and apps associated with mHealth, exploring the major role this technology could play as healthcare steers ...

Building Connected Communities of Care The Playbook For Streamlining Effective Coordination Between Medical And Community-Based Organizations

Building Connected Communities of Care: The Playbook For Streamlining Effective Coordination Between Medical And Community-Based Organizations

1st Edition

Keith Kosel, Steve Miff
February 28, 2020

As a community, aligning efforts across a community to support the safety and well-being of vulnerable and underserved individuals is extraordinarily difficult. These individuals suffer disproportionally from health issues, job loss, a lack of stable housing, high utility costs, substance abuse, ...

Voice Technology in Healthcare Leveraging Voice to Enhance Patient and Provider Experiences

Voice Technology in Healthcare: Leveraging Voice to Enhance Patient and Provider Experiences

1st Edition

David Metcalf, Teri Fisher, Sandhya Pruthi, Harry P. Pappas
February 21, 2020

The healthcare industry is on the cutting edge of voice-user interface (VUI) design and making great progress to improve patient care through developing technologies, literally transforming the voice of the industry. The advantages of VUI extend far beyond simple conveniences for patients or a ...

AI in Health A Leader’s Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health Systems

AI in Health: A Leader’s Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health Systems

1st Edition

Tom Lawry
February 13, 2020

We are in the early stages of the next big platform shift in healthcare computing. Fueled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud, this shift is already transforming the way health and medical services are provided. As the industry transitions from static digital repositories to intelligent ...

Cultivating a Digital Culture for Effective Patient Engagement A Strategic Framework and Toolkit for Health-Provider Websites

Cultivating a Digital Culture for Effective Patient Engagement: A Strategic Framework and Toolkit for Health-Provider Websites

1st Edition

Lorren Pettit
February 12, 2020

Cultivating a Digital Culture for Effective Patient Engagement offers a strategic framework for healthcare provider websites in order to support patient engagement and connected health initiatives. Referred to as the Health Empowerment Web Strategy Index (HEWSi), the proposed framework is ...

Effective Lifecycle Management of Healthcare Applications Utilizing a Portfolio Framework

Effective Lifecycle Management of Healthcare Applications: Utilizing a Portfolio Framework

1st Edition

Susan M. Houston, Ryan D. Kennedy
February 03, 2020

The rapid growth of software applications within healthcare organizations has made it essential to have defined methodologies and formal processes for the management of the entire Information Technology (IT) portfolio. Utilizing a portfolio management framework throughout an application’s lifecycle...

Reinventing Clinical Decision Support Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Diagnostic Reasoning

Reinventing Clinical Decision Support: Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Diagnostic Reasoning

1st Edition

Paul Cerrato, John Halamka
December 20, 2019

This book takes an in-depth look at the emerging technologies that are transforming the way clinicians manage patients, while at the same time emphasizing that the best practitioners use both artificial and human intelligence to make decisions. AI and machine learning are explored at length, with ...

Information Technology and Data in Healthcare Using and Understanding Data

Information Technology and Data in Healthcare: Using and Understanding Data

1st Edition

David Hartzband
December 18, 2019

Healthcare transformation requires us to continually look at new and better ways to manage insights – both within and outside the organization. Increasingly, the ability to glean and operationalize new insights efficiently as a byproduct of an organization’s day-to-day operations is becoming vital ...

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