What the hell is HIMSS?

According to Wikipedia, HIMSS is a “not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care in quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access through the best use of information technology and management systems.” Ok, but this is not your father’s non-profit. It does have a .org website extension, but how many non-profits do you know that acquire 50-person companies? Well, now you know one because HIMSS recently purchased Healthbox (see venture details here), an “innovation consulting and fund management services firm, helping organizations build and sustain innovation strategies.” In 2017 HIMSS acquired a conference producer called Health 2.0, which probably has nothing to do with Tosh.0. Anyway, we have to ask, HIMSS, what is it that you say you do?