MobiHealthNews March 10, 2020
Jonah Comstock

The nonprofit professional organization hopes to unify the industry with an active, useful definition of an often-ambiguous term.

Ask 10 healthcare stakeholders what “digital health” is and odds are you’ll get 10 different answers. It’s an imprecise terminology, a reality that has vexed the industry and its press on more than one occasion.

Last week, HIMSS (MobiHealthNews’s parent company) posted its own definition that it hopes will provide useful clarity to the industry, along with a white paper that presents HIMSS’┬áDigital Health Framework. Here’s the definition HIMSS came up with:

Digital health connects and empowers people and populations to manage health and wellness, augmented by accessible and supportive provider teams working within flexible, integrated, interoperable, and digitally-enabled care environments...