HIMSS scoops up mHealth Summit brand

After test-driving last December's mHealth Summit conference as an organizing partner, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society decided to buy. HIMSS officials said it just "made sense" to acquire the three-year-old event to strengthen the organization's position in the mobile healthcare arena, particularly with the recent creation of mHIMSS, its mHealth-focused subsidiary. The conference has garnered plenty of industry interest, growing significantly every year. "HIMSS sees this event as a developed, branded, recognized and successful event, and we want to bring that into the fold," Richard Scarfo, HIMSS' vice president of vendor events tells Healthcare IT News.

HIMSS acquired the summit from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, which will remain "actively involved" as an organizing partner, according to the HIMSS announcement. The 2012 mHealth Summit will take place Dec. 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C. Article