HIMSS Announces International Expansion of Healthcare IT News and MobiHealth News
CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2018 – HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology, today announced the launch of regional editions of HealthcareITNews.com and MobiHealthNews.com for Asia Pacific, Europe and the United Kingdom. Both publications will combine regional news and analysis, with curated thought leadership and insights on the challenges facing the healthcare ecosystem.
“The global health ecosystem speaks many languages and has many unique challenges but all are driving to reform so each person can have the best health possible,” says Hal Wolf III, President and CEO, HIMSS. “The HealthcareITNews.com and MobiHealthNews.com brands are trusted sources of insight and information for healthcare and technology professionals, and the expansion allows us to engage a global audience while providing a robust platform to deliver HIMSS’ thought leadership and insight.”
“The European and UK editions will be distributed biweekly, with original news and analysis that is timely and relevant,” says Dillan Yogendra, HIMSS’s managing editor for the European editions. “With plans for a European exchange format for Electronic Health Records and a growing interest in sharing genomic databanks across EU nations, it’s critical for stakeholders to stay abreast of local and regional developments around policy, legal, regulatory and consumer/patient initiatives.”
The Asia Pacific editions will follow a similar approach for editorial coverage. “The APAC region is experiencing high heterogeneity in HIT adoption within and across countries - from innovating to prevent blindness in rural India and telemedicine in Thailand, to a National EHR in Singapore and AI in Chinese hospitals,” says Dean Koh, HIMSS’s APAC region editor. “APAC truly is a microcosm of the evolving concerns, standards and technological trends that are transforming global healthcare. Our goal is to provide regional news and intelligence to our audiences, while contributing significantly to perspectives that can be shared across the world.”
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