HIMSS Chapter of the Year Awards

HIMSS 2019 (FY18) Recipients

Large Chapter - Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS

Medium Chapter - Houston Chapter of HIMSS

HIMSS is spotlighting these outstanding chapters through the awards blog


The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters who have connected in a meaningful way with HIMSS, health information and technology entities and initiatives in their geographic region.

Eligibility Requirements and Program Overview

To qualify for this award, nominated chapters must be a chapter in good standing having submitted their Annual Standards Report by July 31.

HIMSS Chapters who have won a HIMSS Chapter of the Year Award (any category: small, medium, large) in the immediate prior year are exempt from consideration for the following fiscal year’s award submission pool. 

Our goal is to create and foster a chapter awards program where all chapters feel comfortable and confident that they are being recognized for their hard work, regardless of geographic location, distance from a major metropolitan area, total number of members, or board size.  Please refrain from submitting a nomination for the chapter of the year award if your chapter has won this award in the previous three (3) years.

Each Chapter that meets the above requirements will be eligible to receive the award.


Nominations of Chapter of the Year will only be accepted via survey submittal from the link provided above. Nominations must be accepted by the deadline provided. Any board member can provide the nomination. Nominations will be reviewed separately and points awarded per individual nomination received. The highest individual submission, not the collective total of all nominations received for that chapter, will receive the award. Incomplete nominations will result in lower point values and will not be combined with any other nomination. Thorough and well-written nominations are encouraged.

Form Evaluation

The HIMSS Operations Staff liaison will review the nomination forms to verify point values and criteria for eligibility. The nominations will then be provided to the Chapter Task Force to select the winner of the small, medium and large chapter category. HIMSS staff will forward Task Force recommendation to the HIMSS Board of Directors for final review and approval.

Points will be tabulated to each nominated chapter, based on criteria and weights used in the evaluation of the nomination form. The award winners are the chapters with the highest total scores in each of the three categories of small, medium and large.


The Chapter of the Year Awards consists of:

  • Symbol of recognition
  • Recognition in HIMSS publications

Past Recipients

2018 Large Chapter - Dallas Ft. Worth

2018 Medium Chapter - Indiana

2018 Small Chapter - Louisiana

2017 Large Chapter - Southern California

2017 Medium Chapter - Central & Southern Ohio

2017 Small Chapter - Utah

2016 Large Chapter - Northern California

2016 Medium Chapter - Colorado

2016 Small Chapter - Austin

2015 Large Chapter - Southern California

2015 Medium Chapter - Arizona

2015 Small Chapter - Nebraska

For more information, contact awards@himss.org