Healthcare Society Launches E-Bookstore iPad App


HIMSS Debuts iPad App for Access to Fast-Growing eBook Store

Developed by Impelsys, Award-Winning Digital Publishing
Technology Partner, Free App Provides Health Information
Professionals With Instant Access to eBooks From HIMSS

NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Healthcare Information
and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a cause-based not-for-profit
organization focused on the optimal use of information technology in
the healthcare industry, has introduced an app for the Apple iPad that
delivers convenient access to its newly released library of eBooks.

The iPad app was developed by Impelsys, HIMSS’s eBooks technology
partner and a global leader in providing electronic content delivery
solutions, leveraging Impelsys’ iOS delivery module within its
iPublishCentral software platform.

The free app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store:

In February 2012, HIMSS launched its first eBook store, allowing
customers to browse and purchase full-text, online access to HIMSS
titles. The eBooks sold on this site are fully searchable and can be
downloaded instantly to desktop computers, laptops and iPads. Both
members and non-members of HIMSS can purchase eBooks from the HIMSS
store; new titles are being added to the online catalog on a regular

“This new app for the iPad allows users to go directly into the HIMSS
eBook store and begin checking out our available titles right away,”
said Nancy Vitucci, senior manager of publications for HIMSS. “The
Impelsys team built the app in a very user-friendly way so that our
customers can browse for eBooks by category and search for them based
on various keywords. Once they’ve found the specific titles they wish
to purchase, they can download the full eBooks, read them at their own
pace, add bookmarks, take their own personal notes about what they
learned, and much more.”

According to Vitucci, there are already 29 eBooks available for
immediate download onto the iPad and the association expects to roll
out additional titles throughout the second half of 2012.

HIMSS eBooks are available on a wider variety of topics in healthcare
information technology and management systems, including:

—  Research
—  Ambulatory care
—  Clinical and nursing informatics
—  Interoperability
—  Management, strategy and finance
—  Professional certification

“The eBook revolution continues to accelerate, with sales data from
this year showing that American publishers are now earning more
customers from eBook sales than they are from hardcover book sales, and
the iPad has managed to draw in a new crowd of tech savvy readers who
want devices that offer them more options,” said Sameer Shariff, chief
executive officer of Impelsys. “This new app for HIMSS allows health
information professionals to quickly obtain the content they need
directly onto their iPads and it helps the organization make their
valuable content accessible to members and non-members alike from any
location in the world.”


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 52 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 46,000 individual
members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider,
governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over
570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner
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

About Impelsys

Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions
to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and
grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered
technologies such as iPublishCentral(TM) help publishers increase their
revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively.
Impelsys’ passion for client success has helped it build long-term
partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client’s
electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill,
Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish and
Houghton Mifflin. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across
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