The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.
HIMSS distributes information through conference proceedings, CD ROMs, fax-on-demand, guidebook series, and an Internet presence. The Society performs annual surveys in the areas of compensation, healthcare computing trends, and other issues. Serial publications: HIMSS News - monthly newsletter; Healthcare Information Management - quarterly journal.
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