Advancing Synergies between Process Improvement/Information Technology

John Hansmann, MSIE, DSHS, FHIMSS, recipient of the 2016 SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award, will be honored at the HIMSS17 Awards Gala on Tuesday, Feb.21.

John Hansmann, MSIE, DSHS, FHIMSS is the recipient of the 2016 SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award.

The joint award honors individuals who have best demonstrated leadership in implementing significant synergies between the process improvement and information technology professions. In addition, the award recognizes individuals who have made contributions of a professional or technical nature, which may include research or development of improved processes (with or without technology), or exemplary contribution to the professional society.

Recipients of this award are selected jointly by the boards of directors of the Society for Health Systems (SHS) and HIMSS.

“John has served in formal and informal leadership roles in HIMSS and SHS for many years, championing process improvement and industrial engineering applications in healthcare,” said Joyce Siegele, DSHS, FACHE, president of the Society for Health Systems Board of Directors. “Hansmann is an ideal choice for this award, based on his many years of service to both professional societies: SHS and HIMSS. John’s leadership has advanced the profession of management engineering and healthcare process improvement. The Society for Health Systems congratulates John on his accomplishments and for receiving this prestigious award.”

Hansmann has been a member of SHS since 1985, and has served in many leadership roles within the society, including president, board member, chair of the Directors of Management Engineering group, and various conference roles. In 2013, John was recognized at the 25th anniversary of the society as a Distinguished member.

He has been a member of HIMSS since 1987, and is recognized as a Fellow in HIMSS, representing deep commitment and serving as a leader of the professional society. He served as national Board member, and on numerous committees such as CPHIMS, Healthcare Leadership Alliance Expert Panel, Annual Conference Education Committee, and elected member of the Nominating Committee.

In 2015 and 2016, Hansmann served as a presenter at the HIMSS Annual Conference for sessions that were jointly sponsored by SHS and HIMSS.

“John has been deeply involved with HIMSS, and dedicated to process improvement and industrial engineering applications in healthcare,” said Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS North America. “John deserves this award, for his contributions to HIMSS as a fellow, a former board member, and a frequent presenter at HIMSS national and chapter events.”

Hansmann is currently employed by Health Catalyst, an outcomes improvement, data warehousing, analytics and professional services organization based in Salt Lake City.

Hansmann will be honored at the Awards Gala on Tuesday, Feb. 21, during the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 19-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Tickets for the HIMSS17 Awards Gala are available on the HIMSS17 registration page or call 1 (866) 710-0769 for more information.

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About HIMSS North America

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, National Health IT Week, HIMSS Innovation Center, HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™, HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™.


HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 64,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 450 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS,

About SHS

The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is a society of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, a professional association that serves the professional needs of industrial and systems engineers throughout the world. The mission of SHS is to improve lives through better healthcare delivery. SHS’s vision is to create a culture of continuous improvement within healthcare organizations. The vision is achieved by influencing healthcare leaders and shaping policy, cultivating a community that is passionate about making a difference, facilitating networks of healthcare improvement professionals, developing healthcare professionals, clinicians, and students, fostering innovation in solution design, and empowering problem solving through systems thinking. Among the more than 1000 members of SHS are healthcare improvement professionals, management engineers, executives, administrators, clinicians, department managers, and students. To learn more about SHS, visit www.societyforhealthsystems.org.

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