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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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Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

Performance Improvement in Hospitals and Health Systems: Managing Analytics and Quality in Healthcare, 2nd Edition

2nd Edition

By James Langabeer II
February 20, 2018

Healthcare Organizations offer significant opportunities for change and improvement in their overall performance. Hospitals and clinics are generally large, complex, and inefficient, and need serious development in process workflow and management systems, which will ultimately lead to better ...

The CMIO Survival Guide A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them, Second Edition

The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Richard L. Rydell, MBA, FACHE, LFHIMSS, Editor, Howard M. Landa, MD, Associate Editor
February 26, 2018

The CMIO Survival Guide is the handbook for the new Chief Medical Information Officer, as well as for those recruiting or planning to recruit a CMIO. This quick reference is organized by real-world topics that CMIOs need to know, as well as the criteria that the CIO, CMO or CEO should consider in ...

The Lean Electronic Health Record A Journey toward Optimized Care

The Lean Electronic Health Record: A Journey toward Optimized Care

1st Edition

By Ronald G. Bercaw, Kurt A. Knoth, Susan T. Snedaker
January 11, 2018

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a reflection of the way your organization conducts business. If you’re looking to make lasting improvements in the delivery of care, you must start with looking at the system from your patient’s perspective to understand what is of value and what is simply ...

Performance Management in Healthcare From Key Performance Indicators to Balanced Scorecard

Performance Management in Healthcare: From Key Performance Indicators to Balanced Scorecard

2nd Edition

By Bryan P. Bergeron
December 05, 2017

Performance management, often referred to as process management, is a strategy that can be used to achieve an optimum mix of quality, safety, patient satisfaction and solvency. The basis of performance management is the effective use of resources, as measured by quantifying processes and outcomes ...

Planning Quality Project Management of (EMR/EHR) Software Products

Planning Quality Project Management of (EMR/EHR) Software Products

1st Edition

By Richard Chamberlain
November 03, 2017

When hospitals began implementing their electronic medical records/electronic health records systems (EMR/HER) the pharmaceutical companies that were conducting clinical trials at those hospitals wanted to sue the date from those systems instead of having the hospitals enter the data in their EHR ...

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

Underlying Standards that Support Population Health Improvement

1st Edition

Edited By Laura Bright, Johanna Goderre
November 03, 2017

This book highlights success stories and challenges to implementing health IT standards. The narrative of each chapter demonstrates how standards further interoperable health data exchange, especially in the service of advancing tools to monitor population health. These are critical stories that ...

Value Management in Healthcare How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare

Value Management in Healthcare: How to Establish a Value Management Office to Support Value-Based Outcomes in Healthcare

1st Edition

By Nathan William Tierney
October 11, 2017

"Nathan Tierney’s powerful storytelling is rarely seen in today’s health care business environment. We must redesign the health care delivery system---a team sport in service of patients, hold it accountable with measurement to improve outcomes, and quantify the resource costs over the full cycle ...

Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment

Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment

2nd Edition

By Linda Koontz
February 16, 2017

Advances in health information technology (health IT) have the potential to improve the quality of healthcare, to increase the availability of health information for treatment, and to implement safeguards that cannot be applied easily or cost-effectively to paper-based health records. However, the ...

Leading Healthcare IT Managing to Succeed

Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed

1st Edition

By Susan T. Snedaker
November 28, 2016

Healthcare IT is a complex and rapidly evolving field. Success in this arena requires the ability to create a vision, set a strategy, foster collaboration, develop a plan and execute flawlessly every day. This book provides a clear, concise roadmap for professionals who currently manage, direct or ...

Mastering Physician Engagement A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes

Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes

1st Edition

By John W. Showalter, Leigh T. Williams
December 01, 2016

Twenty-first century healthcare will be defined by better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. All eyes are on technology as the means to drive down costs and improve efficiency, enabling physicians to deliver care in a way that realizes the vision of a healthier planet. The transition ...

Participatory Healthcare A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation

1st Edition

Edited By Jan Oldenburg, Mary P. Griskewicz
August 18, 2016

This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on...

The Journey Never Ends Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

1st Edition

Edited By David Garets, Claire McCarthy Garets
March 08, 2016

If your health care organization is typical, you were successful in getting your electronic medical record (EMR) system installed on time and within budget. You declared victory and collected some money from meaningful use. But very quickly, you realized you were not getting the expected return on ...

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