HIMSS acquires so2say communications; expands media and communications services for the health-IT industry
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announces the acquisition of so2say communications, Ltd (so2say). so2say provides customized media products and communication services for the healthcare information technology industry. Its portfolio currently includes HealthTech Wire and the British Journal of Healthcare Computing.
HIMSS President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, comments: “so2say has talented people, sought-after products and a strong vision to support the adoption of information technology in healthcare. The firm’s media and communications services help customers share information and engage with the audiences we both want to reach.”
so2say’s Founder and Managing Director Armin Scheuer says: “HIMSS is the best partner to facilitate the growth of so2say communications. With the new resources we will be able to roll out innovative services to more clients in more countries.”
Operating from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, so2say is an independent subsidiary of HIMSS. The transaction was completed in August this year. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.
About so2say communications:
So2say communications helps the health-IT industry to produce professional content and disseminate it through a variety of media channels and customized solutions. The company operates in Germany, the UK and other European markets out of its offices in Berlin, London and Brussels. So2say communications manages the industry’s news service HealthTech Wire (www.healthtechwire.com) as well as the British Journal of Healthcare Computing (www.bj-hc.co.uk). Further information is available at www.so2say.com.