Press Registration

Register now for HIMSS22 Press Credentials

What do I need to qualify for press registration for HIMSS22?

The criteria below assume applicants are either full-time journalists or journalism is the applicant’s main function. The HIMSS Strategic Communications team defines a journalist as authoring original content for a media outlet or publication on a regular basis.
Journalists approved for general media credentials are expected to use that access for the purpose of providing journalism on the topics of health information and technology during HIMSS22. All members of the press who receive credentials for HIMSS22 in person will also be credentialed for HIMSS22 Digital.

  • All media organizations are limited to three (3) credentials per news organization, inclusive of both writers and production crews.
  • Analyst organizations are limited to two (2) credentials per organization.


Please note: Press registration will close on March 7, 2022, and onsite registration will not be made available to press.

General Press Categories and Guidelines

Individuals who do not qualify as press in any of the following credentialing categories will need to register as a conference attendee to attend HIMSS22.

Print, Online & Newswire Reporters

Representatives from print, online or newswire news organizations can receive HIMSS event press credentials if they provide:

  • A copy of the masthead from a current issue of the publication, or a link to the publication’s website, that shows the individual’s name listed as part of the reporting team
  • If you attended HIMSS21, please provide examples of three articles from HIMSS21 (articles must be original content; press release re-posts do not qualify)
  • If you did not attend HIMSS21, please provide examples of three articles (original content; press release re-posts do not qualify) addressing health information and technology topics that you have published within the past year (content should be non-vendor/product focused)
  • Please provide examples of HIMSS coverage as an organization that you have published in the last year
     

Please note: Publishers and copy/content editors do not qualify for press credentials. Members of the organization in executive management, administration, and/or research do not qualify for press credentials.

In some cases, a journalist’s publication may also be exhibiting at HIMSS22. In those circumstances, journalists must apply as press or as an exhibitor, but not as both.

Online Publications & Blogs

Online journalists can receive a HIMSS event press credential if they provide the following:

  • The name of the publication and website to which they will publish during HIMSS events. The applying journalist’s name should be listed on the website in an editorial capacity.
  • If you did not attend HIMSS21, please provide examples of three articles (original content; press release re-posts do not qualify) addressing health information and technology topics that you have published within the past year (content should be non-vendor/product focused).
  • Please provide examples of HIMSS coverage as an organization that you have published in the last year.
  • Demonstrate online readership is more than 7,500 unique views per month.
  • Publication or blog website has a MOZ domain authority score of 30 or higher. (Utilize Free MOZ Domain Tool to check the domain authority score.)

 
Please note: Sponsored bloggers, bloggers for company pages, personal website writers, consultants who blog to promote their business, designers, public relations professionals and copy/content editors do not qualify for press credentials.

Freelance Reporters & Photographers

Freelance contributors on assignment can receive HIMSS22 press credentials if they provide the following:

  • A letter or email from the editor or senior member of the editorial team on the company letterhead or from the company email address, stating they are covering HIMSS events on assignment for their publication. Complete registration under the publication they were assigned to cover for HIMSS22.
  • If you did not attend HIMSS21, please provide examples of three articles (original content; press release re-posts do not qualify) addressing health information and technology topics that you have published within the past year (content should be non-vendor/product focused).
  • Please provide examples of HIMSS coverage as an organization that you have published in the last year.

Please note: Marketing, public relations or other industry executives who contribute bylined articles to news outlets do not qualify for press credentials. You must register under your publication’s name and not your individual business name.

Industry Analysts

HIMSS allows analysts from recognized industry firms to receive press credentials if they can provide a bylined, published report related to the health IT industry that is non-contracted and published within the past three months.

  • If you attended HIMSS21, please provide examples of one article from HIMSS21 (articles must be original content; press release re-posts do not qualify).
  • If you did not attend HIMSS21, please provide examples of three articles (original content; press release re-posts do not qualify) addressing health information and technology topics that you have published within the last year (content should be non-vendor/product focused).
  • Please provide examples of HIMSS coverage as an organization that you have published in the past year.

Please noteAnalysts and consultants who develop a client-only publication for their own firm or another firm do not qualify for press credentials. Financial analysts and consultants do not qualify for press credentials.

Access to HIMSS22

To apply for press credentials, please complete the HIMSS22 press registration. Please note credentialed press will receive access to both HIMSS22 in-person and HIMSS22 digital.

Press will pick up credentials in the press room at HIMSS22.

Those accepted as general press for HIMSS22 (by meeting the guidelines above), will have access to the following:

  • Conference events at HIMSS22 Digital and in-person (not including events with additional costs) and exhibit hall.
  • A room equipped with WiFi and charging stations.

Disclaimer

All media credentials will be provided at the discretion of the HIMSS Strategic Communications team. HIMSS Strategic Communications team reserves the right to accept or deny credentials.

  • The accreditation team may ask for information in addition to that requested above to validate journalistic and focus-area standing.
  • For additional information, please contact the HIMSS Strategic Communications team at press@himss.org