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HIMSS launches Global HQ in the Netherlands

9th June 2023

HIMSS, an international advocate for digital healthcare transformation, is launching its Global Headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. HIMSS made the announcement at the HIMSS23 European Health Conference & Exhibition on June 8 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Rotterdam is known as the ‘Gateway to the world’ and our new headquarters will help us better serve our constituents in Europe and around the world,” said HIMSS President & CEO Hal Wolf. “Our Global Headquarters underscores our ongoing commitment to reforming the global health ecosystem. I am proud of our accomplishment and excited about the future.

The Rotterdam headquarters gives HIMSS access to an expanding group of members and colleagues across the world, notably the World Health Organization, European Region. HIMSS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in 2022 with WHO/E to accelerate adoption of digital health solutions.

The Netherlands is also excited about its latest international organization to call it home base. “We warmly welcome the HIMSS’ choice of the Netherlands as its global headquarters,” said Abigail Norville, deputy secretary general of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of The Netherlands and vicechair of the Global Digital Health Partnership. “Digital health is key to addressing the huge challenges facing healthcare today. This creates an extra opportunity for us to be at the center of the global digital health strategy.

Plans for the global headquarters have been in the works since before the worldwide pandemic. Rotterdam is a vibrant and innovative city, with a strong health ecosystem that includes EIT Health’s partner Erasmus University Medical Center. Rotterdam gives HIMSS a more robust physical presence in a dynamic, diverse and centrally located European city.

We are delighted to hear that HIMSS is relocating its headquarters to Rotterdam. HIMSS is a global leader in health information and technology, with a vision to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere. We share this vision and we look forward to closer cooperation with HIMSS in the future“, said Menno Kok, Managing Director of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands.

Welcome to Rotterdam, HIMSS!

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