HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

HIMSS Vision
Better health through information technology.

HIMSS Mission
Globally, lead endeavors optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information technology.

Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder groups help HIMSS establish strategic direction and official positions on issues pertaining to the best use of IT and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. 

National Vision, Local Focus
HIMSS National members are also members of any HIMSS Chapter of their choice, and can participate in leadership-building and information-gathering activities at all levels of the Society. HIMSS chapters regularly meet to learn from expert speakers, share knowledge, and network. Chapters publish newsletters, and maintain web sites to keep members posted on industry and HIMSS events. They hold educational sessions designed to help you in your workplace. They are one of the best resources for keeping abreast of local issues.

HIMSS represents 54 chapters across the United States, Canada, and India that serve a valuable role in bringing healthcare system professionals together in a local forum. Chapters provide valuable links between healthcare professionals in close proximity. HIMSS Chapters are important components of the HIMSS structure and are organized and operate on a state, provincial or local basis to advance HIMSS' mission and goals. HIMSS members may be from anywhere in the world. Membership in the chapter is assigned on the member's mailing zip code, however members may join any chapter by designating the chapter as their primary affiliation.

For more information contact HIMSS Operations at (312) 915-9516 or chapters@himss.org.