The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has taken over the research and advisory firm Medical Banking Project to form the HIMSS Medical Banking Project and promote the use of banking technology and standards in healthcare.
The project will offer education on banking and health information technology, and provide a forum for discussing how to advance the concept of medical banking, according to a HIMSS news release. The term “medical banking” was coined by John Casillas, the founder of the Medical Banking Project, to denote “the latent integration of banking technology, infrastructure and credit with healthcare administrative operations.”
The organizations plan to develop work groups and education sessions through the project. As part of the merger, Casillas also joined HIMSS as a senior vice president to manage medical banking content.
The project targets banks, providers, payers and employers, and HIMSS said it will incorporate medical banking issues into its initiatives. The Medical Banking Project currently has 42 corporate members.