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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


HIMSS offers a competitive total compensation and benefits program including benefits, health, life, tuition reimbursement and a 401(k) plan. Sorry, HIMSS does not reimburse candidates for relocation or interview expenses nor does it sponsor foreign nationals.

Career Opportunities
20 February 2011
HIMSS Launches Meaningful Use OneSource, an Authoritative Knowledge Resource
Providing current and vital resources for implementation of health information technology to improve patient care, HIMSS continues to add new information to Meaningful Use OneSource, an online repository of hundreds of documents, tools and links to other knowledge available on the Internet. Users can go to to find this meaningful use compendium vetted by content experts before its inclusion on the website. (more)

21 February 2011
HIMSS Releases Policy Priorities for 2011/2012
HIMSS has released its "Call for Action" for 2011/2012, summarizing the Society's top policy priorities for the 112th Congress and the Obama Administration. (more)

23 February 2011
HIMSS11 Breaks Attendance Records
It is only day three of the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, but I am excited to report that attendance has made history with a record number of attendees. An estimated 30,410 people are currently attending this year’s conference in Orlando, compared to an estimated 27,800 attendees at the 2010 event in Atlanta. (more)

02 March 2011
HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association Announces New Collaboration and Responds to Stage 2 Meaningful Use Proposals at HIMSS11
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association), in the midst of its annual all-member meeting and dozens of stakeholder meetings at HIMSS11 in Orlando, FL last week, announced the newly formed EHR Vendor Communications Workgroup, the result of a collaboration agreement between the EHR Association and the Regional Extension Center (REC) Vendor Selection and Management Community of Practice (VSM CoP). The group also submitted its responses to the Health IT Policy Committee’s (HITPC) initial proposals for Stage 2 meaningful use criteria. (more)

24 March 2011
HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase Puts the Patient Perspective First
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase brought together over 100 clinical information systems to demonstrate standards-based interoperability at the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 20-24. The participating organizations-considered competitors of one another in any other environment- worked together to show how patient data can move seamlessly across care settings using standards-based exchanges such as Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise profiles, Direct protocols (an initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services designed to simplify the exchange of information within the health care industry) and other initiatives. (more)

29 March 2011
HIMSS and MGMA Collaborate to Protect Patient Health Information
No matter what the size of a medical practice or outpatient clinic, physicians, practice managers and healthcare providers must ensure the privacy and security of their patients’ health information. Recognizing small provider organizations may not have the staff or the knowledge to put these safeguards in place, HIMSS and the Medical Group Management Association created the HIMSS Privacy & Security Toolkit for Small Provider Organizations. (more)

12 April 2011
Foundation for NIH and HIMSS Announce Strategic Partnership to Broaden Annual mHealth Summit
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced today an extensive strategic partnership that will expand the already successful mHealth Summit. The largest event focused on mobile health, the 2011 mHealth Summit will be held from December 5-7 in the Washington, DC area.

25 May 2011
HIMSS Introduces ICD-10 PlayBook and G7 Advisory Report
Working with more than 20 contributing participating organizations, HIMSS introduces theICD-10 PlayBook, a web-based resource with updated and interactive information to help healthcare providers understand, and follow, the necessary steps to meet ICD-10 deadlines. Twenty-one participants from the nation’s largest associations, healthcare providers, health plans and others met in April at the HIMSS G7 Roundtable to discuss and design this new initiative as an online resource that will help educate healthcare providers on ICD-10 transformation. The Vanderbilt Center for Better Health facilitated the meeting in Nashville, Tenn., resulting in the G7 Advisory Report – ICD-10 PlayBook. (more)

28 July 2011
HIMSS Latino Community Launches Powerful Advisory Board to Advance its Mission
The HIMSS Latino Community, established in February 2011, announces the formation of its Advisory Board composed of leaders in healthcare, public policy and the Hispanic/Latino community who will help guide the activities of this initiative. Led by the HIMSS Latino Community, this group focuses on advancing the health IT needs for this diverse population by providing education and networking via policy analysis, national and state outreach, public/private health IT demonstration projects, networking opportunities including national and regional conferences, as well as monthly educational webinars. (more)
HIMSS Vision

Advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care.

HIMSS Mission

To lead healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technologyAdvancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care.
Conference & Events
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), is the healthcare industry's membership organization, and we host a number of events and conferences in the United States, internationally and even virtually. Through our events you can not only gain education and knowledge, but you can also network and meet with other healthcare IT professionals who are influencing the world of healthcare IT today.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611-3270
Phone: (312) 664-HIMSS (664-4467)
Fax: (312) 664-6143

Ann Arbor Office
3800 Packard Road, Suite 150
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 477-0850
Fax: (734) 973-6996

Washington, D.C. Office
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22203-4168
Phone: (703) 562-8800
Fax: (703) 562-8801

HIMSS Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

HIMSS staff is happy to serve you. If you know the name of the staff person you want to reach, you can contact the individual directly by e-mail at