Welcome to the HIMSS Stories of Success!

Call for Case Studies, in co-sponsorship with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). This program recognizes healthcare organizations that have leveraged health IT to demonstrate fulfillment of national priorities recommended by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP) and The Joint Commissionís (TJC) National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG).


“With ARRA provisions being rolled out, with the requirements for Meaningful Use of HIT as the centerpiece, we are now faced with an explicit merging of HIT adoption and performance improvement.  The Stories of Success project is focused on linking the use of HIT with two major national initiatives to generate change, The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals and the National Priorities Partnership recommendations for national focus for improvement activities. The SQUIRE—Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence — provides for a structured reporting tool that deals with all of the important dimensions of the case studies and will facilitate generalizability.”

Lou Diamond, M.B.Ch.B., F.A.C.P., F.C.P. (S.A.).
President, Quality Healthcare Consultants
Former Chair, HIMSS, Quality, Cost, and Safety Committee

Deadline for submissions: HIMSS accepts rolling submissions throughout the year.  If you have any questions please submit them to Jonathan French at jfrench@himss.org.

Stories of Success! Health IT's Impact on National Safety Goals & Priorities

Four new Stories of Success! case study program selections are now available on the HIMSS website. The value of health information technology can be best highlighted by looking at its use, and resulting outcomes, in real-life situations.  Consider the following four examples from new case studies in the Stories of Success! program from HIMSS and co-sponsors American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).  These selected case studies represent outstanding accomplishments in the adoption and use of health IT to improve quality and safety outcomes. Read the case studies.

Program Overview

Peer Review Body

The selection of submissions was conducted by a Peer Review Body. Members of the HIMSS Quality, Cost, and Safety Committee Committee and additional subject matter experts from the HIMSS Davies Award (add hyperlink to HIMSS.org/davies and HIMSS Ambulatory Committee support to this review process.