Sheldon Dorenfest has donated his company, Sheldon I. Dorenfest and Associates, and its historical data assets to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
In return, the HIMSS Foundation has formed the Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology Research and Education (Dorenfest Institute) to further the interest in and benefits associated with ongoing research in healthcare information technology.
The donated data includes the entire library of Dorenfest 3000+ Databases and Dorenfest Integrated Healthcare Delivery System Databases for the period of 1986 through 2002, as well as many publications on IT use in the healthcare industry during that same time period, according to the Chicago-based HIMSS.
The Dorenfest Institute will provide a variety of detailed historical data about IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks at no charge to universities; students under university license; U.S. federal, state, and local governments using the data for research purposes; and collaborative efforts with governments of other countries, HIMSS said.
By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
January 4, 2005
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