HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. 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.
Advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care.
To lead healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technology.
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 53 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.
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