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HIMSS and AMDIS Form Physician Community

June 12, 2007
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS, Chicago) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS, Lake Almanor, Calif.) have joined forces to form the HIMSS Physician Community.

According to HIMSS, the community will focus on four areas:

- Tools, resources, education, research and professional development for physicians engaged in the development, implementation, and/or use of IT and management systems

- Informing public policy initiatives that can impact the quality, safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of patient care

- Informing private-sector initiatives that can impact the way in which physicians interact with their patients, clinical administrative staff and other physicians and insurance companies

- Informing standards and interoperability initiatives that can impact physicians' workflow and improve access to information

The community's purpose, says HIMSS, is to "articulate a cohesive voice for HIMSS physicians and to provide leadership, guidance and domain expertise to HIMSS' activities, industry initiatives, and collaborations with physicians societies," as stated in the agreement.



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