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HIMSS - the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society - 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. Founded more than fifty years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago and have offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles. Globally, the Society represents:
- nearly 50,000 individual members
- over 570 corporate members
- more than 225 not-for-profit organizations
The mission of HIMSS is to advance the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care. The effective use of health information technology will lead the transformation of healthcare.
The HIMSS Europe Governing Council is composed of health IT professionals who provide strategic advice and guidance to the Society. View the list of Governing Council's current members here.
Don’t hesitate to contact any of the HIMSS executive or senior management staff – just check this list of contacts to find the person you need.
“HIMSS is THE body that has been bringing together physicians, medical informaticians, academics, and vendors of all sorts and shapes for more than fifty years. The parallel with my own education and work is apparent: the need to bring different stakeholders on the same page; my long love for standards in this field - HL7, IHE, SNOMED CT; my firm belief that healthcare and well-being can be greatly enhanced by the application of information science and systems”.
Jan-Eric Slot, CEO