The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Solucient have renewed their partnership to provide information technology (IT) operations data through the Web-based HIMSS Solutions Toolkit.

"By offering CIOs a credible source of information to benchmark their IT operations and assist them in developing and defending their IT budgets, the Solutions Toolkit delivers on its vision to empower healthcare providers to make more informed, and ultimately, better decisions about IT," said Sach Diwan, director of internet product development at HIMSS.

Solutions Toolkit customers can now access IT-related information based upon Solucient’s ACTION O-I database, the largest operational improvement and benchmarking database in the healthcare industry. Some of the operations data elements that can be used for comparison purposes include: license and maintenance expenses, information systems (IS) depreciation expenses, labor costs, and total operating expenses.

Information in Solutions Toolkit comes from key providers in the healthcare industry: AHA HealthForum, Dorenfest & Associates, Gartner Inc., HIMSS, KLAS, Solucient, and HealthLeaders. The Toolkit gathers and organizes both quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources including: software market share, vendor product information, provider purchasing patterns, customer satisfaction, IT staffing, productivity statistics, and healthcare market information. Information is organized so that users can easily pinpoint what they need.

Solucient is the leading source of health care business intelligence. The company provides comprehensive, results-oriented information to drive business growth, manage costs and help deliver quality care. Solucient’s expertise and proven solutions enable providers, payers, employers and pharmaceutical companies to achieve results and realize value. For more information, visit www.solucient.com.

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