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HIMSS Italian Community

The mission of the HIMSS Italian Community is to create an exchange platform for all those who aspire to improve the Italian healthcare system through the application of digital solutions. The Italian Community is made up of Italian health information and technology professionals working in the public and private health sectors. It provides its members with access to a national and international network made up of digital health leaders, enabling them to stay up to date on the latest digital innovations in the health field.

The Italian Community is very active locally, with a grand ambition to achieve convergence in maturity levels of health systems in the south and north of Italy. It is also engaged in educating the future workforce and has supported the launch of a post-graduate course in health information systems with the Catholic University of Rome. This course focuses on a variety of topics that are included in healthcare management, such as standards, organization and architecture, assessment, clinical engineering and risk management, among others.

The community aims to host two local events per year, focusing on topics of interest for the Italian healthcare sector. These highly educative sessions are very popular across the community and include a variety of national and international thought leaders. In this way, the community aims to learn from both national peers as well as from an international perspective.

When COVID-19 made it impossible to host local events, the community quickly reached out to its members with educational webinars. With these webinars, it was able to provide support from region to region on best practices in times of critical care.

Besides being active locally, the Italian Community hosts a delegation to the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference & Exhibition, including presence with a country pavilion, as well as with educational sessions.

Get involved with the HIMSS Italian Community today to add to the important work we are doing in Italy and around the world.


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HIMSS Italian Community Committee

The HIMSS Italian Community Committee is made up of digital health experts who volunteer to help coordinate and guide the community. Committee members contribute significantly to the community, identifying the most relevant and pertinent issues to be discussed, promoting its activities and inviting new valid members to join.

Carlo Berutti Bergotto
CIO Ente Ospedaliero Galliera – Genova
Nevio Boscariol
Responsabile Economico Servizi e Gestionale, ARIS
Giovanni Delgrossi
CIO Ospedale di Vimercate – Milano
Fabrizio Massimo Ferrara
ALTEMS – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Marco Foracchia
CIO Azienda USL di Reggio Emilia, IRCCS
Andrea Gelmetti
AIIC, Associazione Italiana Ingegneri Clinici
Francesca De Giorgi
CIO ASST Gaetano Pini Centro Specialistico Ortopedico Traumatologico Pini/CTO – Milano
Paolo Locatelli
Responsabile Scientifico Osservatorio Innovazione Digitale in Sanità Politecnico di Milano
Mario Fregonara Medici
Responsabile Sistemi Informativi AOU Maggiore della Carità – Novara
Marco Pantera
Lombardia Informatica - Regione Lombardia
Roberto Poeta
CIO Poliambulanza - Brescia
Maurizio Rizzetto
AIIC, Associazione Italiana Ingegneri Clinici
Claudio Saccavini
Direttore Tecnico di Arsenàl.IT
Elena Sini
Board Member
GVM Care and Research
Stefano van der Byl
Responsabile dell’Area Sanità digitale dell’Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale (AgID)

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