HIMSS "Health IT Value Suite"

The value of health IT has been questioned by many over the past decade. Recognizing the need for a consistent way to understand, evaluate, and communicate the real-world impact of health IT, HIMSS released the Health IT Value Suite in mid-July 2013. It is a very useful and comprehensive knowledge repository that "classifies, quantifies and articulates the clinical, financial and business impact of health IT investments."

The Health IT Value Suite offers relevant and credible examples that help providers, policymakers and payers evaluate the success of their IT investments and implementations with an emphasis on examining clinical, business and financial factors.

The Health IT Value Suite creates a framework that helps demonstrate at least 56 different documented benefits of health IT across the five categories of Satisfaction, Treatment, Electronic data/information, Prevention and patient education and Savings - The Value STEPS™.

To download a copy of the Executive Summary and associated Infographics of the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, go to http://www.himss.org/ValueSuite