HIMSS Media Announces Launch of Future Care Community

HIMSS Media Announces Launch of Future Care Community

MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS MediaMike Moran, Director(207) 688-6270 x234

HIMSS Media announced today the launch of (), an online community of news, information and thought leadership dedicated to chronicling the impact of coordinated care, resulting in the improvement of individual and population health and well-being . The mission of is to engage stakeholders worldwide in this dialog. Members of this community include healthcare providers, government, social services, educators, payers and consumers.

includes original news content along with relevant news from , and other HIMSS Media news outlets, in addition to blogs by industry subject matter experts and other information resources. A key component of the site is the ability of members to share ideas, comments and outcomes examples.

“A focus on the individual, as well as the vitality and sustainability of the area in which a person lives, is instrumental in the transformation of care globally. We have created this site to spark conversation around care collaboration and the usage of information to nurture improvement in quality, safety, outcomes and cost,” said Danielle Hartley, SVP, Publisher of HIMSS Media. “While we are offering substantial news, industry expertise and resources, what we most look forward to is the participation of members in sharing their best practices and use scenarios.”

Key themes of discussion include insight leading to evidence-based and holistic care planning, engagement and empowerment at the individual level, measurement of quality and performance, intervention opportunities based on population knowledge and coordination across boundaries in terms of sharing care, accountability and risk. IBM, through its Smarter Care initiative, is participating in the Future Care community.

Currently, user profiles, commenting and sharing are available on the site. In the upcoming month, features will be added that enable members to upload video and share their own coordinated care stories.

MedTech Media () is a division of HIMSS Media. Offering a comprehensive suite of focused news content, MedTech serves the private and public healthcare markets by providing award-winning news through print, online, mobile and other platforms. The MedTech Media brands include Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Payer News, Government Health IT and PhysBizTech. It is also the official publisher of the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition and represents multiple HIMSS media properties.

HIMSS 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 health and healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 52,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 600 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the best use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.