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About HIMSS North America

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events.  HIMSS North America represents 61,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations.  Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT.  Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, National Health IT Week, HIMSS Innovation Center, HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™, HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™.

HIMSS Vision

Better health through information technology.

HIMSS Mission

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

Board of Directors

HIMSS Board members are leaders in the field of healthcare information technology—top executives in both vendor companies and healthcare provider systems--who serve a three-year term to help grow and lead the industry.

Executive Contacts

Don’t hesitate to contact any of the HIMSS executive or senior management staff – just check this list of contacts to find the person you need.


HIMSS Foundation is the philanthropic arm dedicated to inspiring charitable giving, research, education and to encourage management and application of healthcare technology.


As an industry leader, HIMSS partners with other key organizations in the healthcare industry, collaborations that extend your reach as a member.

Members in Action

I serve as the chair of the Annual Conference Education Committee ...

Eric Raffin, FACHE, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, San Mateo County Health System

Jim Younkin
As connectivity certification ramps up and health IT consumers demand ...

Jim Younkin, Information Technology Director, Geisinger Health System

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