Who We Are

IT Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) is a group of Health and Human Services Information Technology (IT) professionals representing federal, state, and local governments, from the U.S., its Territories, Canada, other countries, as well as the private sector.

Our Purpose

We foster ideas and promote solutions that support the mission and vision of human services programs: building well-being from the ground up. ISM focuses on data-reliant and evidence informed programs and services that can enable better, faster results, provide more targeted interventions, address structural inequities, and reduce costs. We promote best practices in information technology by sharing innovative solutions, connecting IT professionals, and collaborating with our private sector partners.We also work with state and local health and human services entities and federal agencies to improve policies, processes, and procedures.


Save the Date for the 2023 ISM +PHSA Education Conference & Expo

ISM + PHSA Education Conference & Expo 2023

Call for Proposals Now Open
We are now accepting proposals for the ISM + PHSA Education Conference & Expo, being held September 10-13, 2023, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, with state and local government agencies and allied human-serving organizations (i.e., behavioral health, education, aging, etc.). We want to encourage submissions for interactive presentations that involve the audience and/or engage your panelists in active dialogue with each other about their experiences and ideas.
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Latest Resources

Harnessing Data & Technology to Construct a Human Services System that Supports Thriving & Equitable Communities
August 2021 — Our policy brief in our Cornerstone Series highlights how recent technological innovations have opened a path for human services agencies to dramatically strengthen their data and technology infrastructure, sharing recommendations on the federal government's concrete policy steps can take to help human services agencies create next-generation systems.
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On-Demand Webinars from Past Events
Did you happen to miss a webinar you were looking to attend? Or want to review materials from an event you attended? Find recent materials from previous webinars in one location.
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