HIMSS finalizes sale of Dorenfest IHDS+ Database

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has assumed complete control of The Dorenfest IHDS+ Database and related business assets from Sheldon I. Dorenfest & Associates Ltd., a Chicago-based provider of health information technology IT market data.

The intent to acquire the Dorenfest assets was announced in early June and the final closing date of the sale was July 15.

The Dorenfest IHDS+ Database profiles the information technology (IT) environments of all large healthcare providers and is used by many of the leading health IT companies as the foundation of their strategic and tactical sales, marketing, and planning initiatives.

With the acquisition of the Dorenfest Database, the combined Dorenfest and HIMSS Analytics Database will be the largest in the healthcare IT industry, profiling the use of information technology across more than 35,000 healthcare provider organizations, said HIMSS.