The Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society announced its new Commitment to Action as part of the Clinton Global Initiative on the same day President Bill Clinton spoke at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, held March 3-7 in New Orleans.
The event that focuses on the booming health care IT sector attracted 34,696 total attendees, 13,985 professional attendees and 1,158 exhibiting companies.
According to a statement by officials, HIMSS’ Commitment to Action is an initiative to give senior health care executives the opportunity to implement plans that improve access to information technology.
As part of its membership and involvement with the Clinton Global Initiative, HIMSS held a Healthcare Transformation Project meeting in conjunction with the larger exhibition and conference. It was a roundtable discussion of ways in which the IT industry can better serve the health care community.
It is one of several events and meetings planned as part of the project throughout the year.
“We know improving health care with the best use of IT takes a collaborative effort, one that senior executives can be part of through this HIMSS community,” said H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS president and CEO