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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.  Find more information at and

Organizing Partners

mhealth alliance logoThe 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 »

himss logomHIMSS 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. 

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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 »

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 »