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HIMSS Member Advancement

You’ve got dedication. You’ve got expertise. Get the advanced status you deserve.

Demonstrate your commitment to transforming global health and wellness by becoming an advanced HIMSS member. Be recognized as an elite contributor to HIMSS and to the global health information and technology community.

Advanced members enjoy a variety of benefits, including industry recognition, HIMSS Global Health Conference perks, and HIMSS Board of Directors and Nominating Committee eligibility.

Advanced Member Levels

  • Senior Member (SHIMSS)
  • Fellow Member (FHIMSS)
  • Life Member (LHIMSS)
  • Life Fellow Member (LFHIMSS)

Senior and Fellow members are recognized for their dedication to HIMSS and to our industry. Life and Life Fellow members are recognized for their service to HIMSS for 30 (or more) consecutive years.

Eligibility is based on professional capability, experience, leadership and service. Advanced member status recognizes past contributions and comes with expectations for continued participation and contribution. Discover the benefits of being an advanced member and see how to qualify today.

Senior and Fellow Member Advancement Application

Be part of the HIMSS elite as a Senior or Fellow member. Applications should include:

  • Current job description
  • Organizational chart, with position circled
  • Proof of highest degree, if applicable
  • Proof of current certification credential, if applicable
  • Letter of recommendation from current HIMSS Fellow (if applying for Fellow)
  • Letter of recommendation from CxO (optional)

Materials Due Dates

  • September 23,2024

Submit your application online or email it.

Life and Life Fellow Member Advancement Application

Life members are considered the most elite members of HIMSS. To apply for Life or Life Fellow status, write a letter, referencing your 30 years of service and desire to advance, and email it to

Questions? See our HIMSS Member Advancement Program FAQs.

Recognizing HIMSS Advanced Members

HIMSS is proud to honor our advanced members, who have provided substantial dedication and service to the society and have contributed their experience and expertise to the field of health information and technology.

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