HIMSS Announces Its New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

HIMSS builds on its vision to improve healthcare delivery with the best use of information technology and management systems 

NEW ORLEANS (March 6, 2013) –  Building on its mission to improve the delivery of healthcare with the best use of information technology, HIMSS announces its new Commitment to Action, made as part of its membership with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). HIMSS joined the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2012 to advance its work on its Healthcare Transformation Project.

The Healthcare Transformation Project gives senior healthcare provider executives the opportunity to take actionable, measurable steps in their organizations that will make a real difference in the lives of the people they serve. During the Healthcare Transformation Project’s meeting at HIMSS13, senior healthcare executives will be able to make their own Commitment to Action for change.

“We’re proud to have made our Commitment to Action, a component of membership with the CGI,” says John H. Daniels, FACHE, FHIMSS, HIMSS Vice President for Strategic Relations, on the HIMSS Blog.  “The other CGI members I met have committed to take action to resolve the world’s most pressing challenges.   They have documented their commitments by specifying actionable, measurable steps they will take to make a transformative difference in people’s lives.  They are committing resources, forging new partnerships, and measuring the progress and impact of their initiatives.”

The Healthcare Transformation brings senior healthcare provider leaders together, with year-round events, research and networking, as they decide and act upon their own commitments to action. HIMSS also announces its participation with CGI on March 6, the same day former President Clinton speaks to the conference attendees during HIMSS13 in New Orleans.  More than 35,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibiting companies have come to the Big Easy for the conference.

“Through the Healthcare Transformation Project, HIMSS has established its Commitment to Action as part of CGI. We know improving healthcare with the best use of IT takes a collaborative effort, one that senior executives can be part of through this HIMSS community,” said H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President and CEO.

Learn more about the HIMSS Healthcare Transformation Project.


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. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

About the Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which have already improved the lives of more than 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $73.1 billion.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.