The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society acquired the mHealth Summit, a conference on health and mobile technology, from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, a not-for-profit organization established by Congress. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
HIMSS buys mHealth Summit
The NIH foundation will remain involved with the summit, next scheduled for Dec. 3-5, as an organizing partner, according to a news release from HIMSS.
Richard Scarfo, the former director of the mHealth Summit, was hired by HIMSS as vice president of vendor events. "HIMSS resources will enable the mHealth Summit to continue to grow and strengthen its position as the seminal international event in the mobile health space," Scarfo said in the news release.
In September, Chicago-based HIMSS announced a deal to buy German publisher so2say Communications, which has offices in Berlin as well as in London and Brussels. HIMSS has international offices in Brussels and Singapore in addition to its U.S. offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Washington.
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