HIMSS Media produces and distributes essential information to help advance the transformation of health and healthcare through the best use of information technology. Over 500,000 leading healthcare influencers, medical professionals, policy makers and technology buyers around the world rely on the media, events, data and training materials to evaluate and implement effective improvements in patient care. With global scale and local expertise, HIMSS Media offers innovative, effective and measurable media and marketing solutions for health and healthcare technology marketers.
HIMSS Media is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based global enterprise that produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individual members, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporate members and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves global health IT communities with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, established by Congress as a 501(c)(3) public charity, began its work in 1996 to facilitate ground-breaking research at the National Institutes of Health and worldwide. As an independent non-profit organization, we accomplish this by raising private funds and creating public-private partnerships to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): conducting scientific research to extend healthy life and to reduce the burdens of illness and disability. More »
Fundamental to the Foundation for NIH’s mission of supporting NIH is its role in creating partnerships—an acknowledgement that together, individuals and organizations can often solve problems better than any one entity can alone. For this reason, the foundation places high value on creating opportunities for networking—organizing and hosting symposia and conferences where diverse audiences interact, connect and learn from one another. These gatherings serve as incubators for new ideas, forums to share important research and discoveries, as well as outreach opportunities to new supporters. This is clearly evident in the mHealth Summit and its related activities.
The mission of the mHealth Alliance is to catalyze the power of mobile technologies to advance health and well-being throughout the world, with a focus on low-income countries. The Alliance is building a coalition of organizations across all sectors to openly exchange knowledge, advocate solutions and drive collective action to mainstream mHealth, driven by a shared belief that greater integration of mobile technologies will have a positive impact on key health issues globally. The mHealth Alliance advocates for more and better quality research and evaluation to advance the evidence base; seeks to build capacity among health and industry decision-makers, managers, and practitioners; promotes sustainable business models; and supports systems integration by advocating for standardization and interoperability of mHealth platforms. The mHealth Alliance also hosts HUB (Health Unbound), a global online community for resource sharing, and serves as secretariat to two innovative partnerships, the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) and mPowering Frontline Health Workers. More »
The mHealth Alliance is hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, and UN Foundation. The Alliance now also includes PEPFAR, HP, the GSM Association, and Norad among its founding partners.
mHA is positioned at the leading edge of the mHealth ecosystem as a convener to unite existing mHealth projects and guide governments, NGOs and mobile firms to deliver innovative and interoperable solutions in this exploding field.
The idea for the mHealth Alliance emanated from a July 2008 conference in Bellagio, Italy on the future of mHealth, during which participants committed to forming a non-profit mHealth Alliance to maximize the impact of mobile health—especially in emerging economies—by ensuring interoperability and open-standards based solutions. Launched at the GSM Association Mobile World Congress in February 2009 by the United Nations Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, the mHA now includes the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), GSM Association and HP among its founding partners.
mHIMSS is the globally-focused mobile initiative of HIMSS a not-for-profit organization focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. mHIMSS is a platform to convene, educate and engage the mobile ecosystem, to advance healthcare through the best use of mobile and wireless Information Technology. mHIMSS is grounded in three areas of focus central to the effective and efficient use of mobile enabled technologies in Healthcare. These areas of focus include mobile and wireless technology to enable safe high quality workflow, increased and timely access to data for patients or providers through mobility enabled solutions, and the cost effective use of interoperable mobility technologies to improve health across all populations.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for supporting and conducting biomedical and behavioral research and research training — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and cures for hundreds of common and some 6,000 rare diseases through the work of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers, providing leadership and financial support to researchers in every U.S. state, the territories, and throughout the world at more than 3,000 institutions. More »
NIH’s commitment to improving public health through scientific research includes leveraging existing and emerging approaches and technologies, often working at the innovative edge of science. Mobile health (or mHealth) is one such emerging technology and research area in which mobile devices are used as tools for research, public health outreach, healthcare training and decision support, and to expand the reach of biomedical and behavioral interventions to remote and underserved populations. Better understanding of disease and human behavior, promoting health and positive behavior change, disseminating health information, and supporting training for scientists are integral to NIH’s public health mission. The mHealth Summit, the mHealth research portfolio, and NIH interactions with others working in the mHealth space are means for the NIH to promote improvements in public health through the use, development, and evaluation of this important technology. Close »