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Announcing the launch of the HIMSS Digital Maturity Series and new appointments to the HIMSS UK Advisory Council

HIMSS 25.03.19

The HIMSS DM Series, Actionable Insights to Digital Maturity, will kick-off May 14th at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

25 March 2019 – London, United Kingdom– Last week, HIMSS revealed a new UK-focused strategy with the launch of the HIMSS DM Series aligned to the digital maturity goals of the NHS. The new programme was introduced to a diverse gathering of thought leaders, policy makers and executives from the UK and the international community.   The launch was supported by key executives from NHS England, NHS Digital, the AHSN Network, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the HIMSS Advisory Council as well as attendees from Singapore, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States.  

The strategy results from extensive UK research on the standards, insights, events and communities needed to enable the NHS digital transformation journey. The dinner also had an engaging discussion on how several digital maturity models such as HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) and the HIMSS Continuity of Care model (CCMM) can enable the NHS to lead on digital maturity and global standards and achieve better patient experience, improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

Tim Ellis, Acting Head of Digital Technology at NHS England talked about the importance of “sharing peer-reviewed frameworks like these to support organisations and people at the front line on their journey to digital maturity.  It's great to see an organisation like HIMSS bringing people together in rich learning environments and networking forums to have a constructive conversation about what’s worked and what are the hard lessons, not only from the UK, but from around the world to bring GDEs and other NHS trusts an international perspective and inform the development of blueprints.”  


Bruce Steinberg, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of HIMSS International said: “HIMSS is a mission based, non-profit company and we are absolutely committed to supporting all health and care workers to help them in their work to drive better patient outcomes through the digital transformation of their health systems. There is strong evidence across 6,500+ HIMSS-evaluated hospitals globally that digital maturity methodology and models like EMRAM and CCMM achieve better patient care and improved outcomes.  We are incredibly excited and honoured to be on this journey with the NHS and all the clinical and non-clinical communities.”

At the dinner in London, HIMSS UK revealed the HIMSS DM Series which will travel the UK complete with study tours, bite size learning events and global networking opportunities to help breakthrough the complexity, simplify the journey and provide actionable insights to digital maturity. The series will kick-off at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a high-performing trust in the UK and a GDE. Salford Trust is embracing Digital Transformation and Salford Hospital is on the HIMSS EMRAM Digital Maturity journey to improve quality, safety, reliability and efficiency.

To bring the HIMSS UK strategy to a health system level and empower all stakeholder groups including patients, nurses, clinicians, and technical teams, HIMSS announced several new appointments to the HIMSS UK Advisory Council, Chaired by Anne Cooper, Non-Executive Director at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, who commented: “This digital maturity discussion has a triple aim of improved outcomes, efficiency and experience for patients and staff”.

Esteemed Board Members including:

  • Anne Cooper, Non-Executive Director at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Victoria Betton, Founder and Managing Director, mHabitat
  • David Champeaux, Global Director, IPSoft (newly appointed)
  • Afzal Chaudhry, CCIO, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tom Foley, Senior Clinical Lead for Data, NHS Digital (newly appointed)
  • James Hawkins, Director of Strategy, NHS Digital (newly appointed)
  • Andy Kinnear, Director of Digital Transformation at NHS South, Central and West CSU
  • Michael Seres, Patient Advocate & CEO/Founder, 11Health (newly appointed)




HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.

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