Membership

Which membership type is right for you?

Individual

Join more than 80,000 individual HIMSS members and get the tools and resources you need to transform global health—and your career. Choose from four individual membership types.

Regular

Get full access to the HIMSS global network of health information and technology professionals. Gain insider connections to thought leadership, cutting-edge education and events, and more.

  • Receive member pricing on the HIMSS Global Health Conference, regional events, webinars, bookstore and the HIMSS Learning Center
  • Participate in HIMSS committees, communities and roundtables
  • Gain access to members-only content on HIMSS.org
  • Includes one HIMSS chapter of your choice
  • U.S. Military veterans may qualify for a Hero’s Welcome discount

Dues: $199–$299*

Professionals in vendor, consultant, pharma, payer and other business solutions settings: $299
Professionals in healthcare provider organizations, government and affiliated healthcare settings: $199

Chapter

Engage with your local grassroots health and wellness movement in one of 57 HIMSS chapters across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and India.

  • Participate in local chapter events
  • Receive chapter updates and education
  • Get member pricing on applicable chapter activities

Dues: $39

Online

Gain digital access to our news and resource library.

  • Get access to members-only content on HIMSS.org
  • Opt in to receive newsletters and event updates

Dues: $39

Student

Get regular member benefits at a discounted price, and benefit from resources designed for early careerists.

Dues: $30

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Individual Membership FAQ

What is my username and password to the members-only section?
Username: If you purchased your membership online, you created your username at the time of purchase. If your membership was entered by HIMSS staff or another representative, your primary email address is your default username.

Password: If you purchased your membership online, you created your password at the time of purchase. Use “Forgot Password?” to reset if necessary.

Where can I find my membership number?
To find your membership number, log in to the HIMSS Member Center. Your member ID number will be located below your name on the left side of the screen. You can also request your member number via email at membersupport@himss.org.

How do I update my contact information?
Update your contact information by logging into the HIMSS Member Center. The update options are located in the My Account drop-down menu. You can also send your updates via email to membersupport@himss.org.

I get an error that states that my email address is already in use. Why is this happening?
Your email may be in our database for a number of reasons. You may have had a previous purchase interaction with HIMSS, such as a purchase from our bookstore or attendance at a HIMSS Global Health Conference, or we may have a prospect list containing your information. To get a password, please use the Forgot Password function. After you obtain a password, log in as a returning customer using your email address as username.

Why is my name not appearing in the online member directory?
To protect our members’ privacy, addresses listed as a “home” are not viewable in the directory regardless of address publish settings. To be viewable in the directory, you must create a work address. To do so, log into your Member Center profile and select the address option listed in the My Account drop-down menu.

I need more addresses than the member directory’s 200-record limit. Is there a printed version available?
We provide only 200 results as a deterrent to parties looking to create unauthorized mailing lists. Creating and using a mailing list of HIMSS members is prohibited. A print version is not available.

How do I set my HIMSS email subscription preferences?
To set your email subscription preferences, log into the Member Center and select Subscription Preferences from the drop-down menu.

My company is a HIMSS Corporate Member. Where can I get my membership number and login information?
Corporate Membership falls under four categories: Diamond, Emerald, Platinum and Gold. You must be on your company’s individual membership list in order to obtain a login ID and password. Email corporatememberinfo@himss.org to request assistance from the Corporate Relations team.

How do I qualify to join as a student member?
HIMSS student memberships are for individuals engaged in formal full-time study looking to become active in the fields of healthcare information and management systems. Student members receive the same benefits as regular members except the right to vote or hold elective office. You may sign up for student membership at any time online or with application through regular mail. If signing up online, you will be required to answer questions regarding your student status. If you are registering via paper application, you must submit evidence of your student status. Examples of student membership evidence include but are not limited to current class roster, letter from your department chair, or transcripts (unofficial is acceptable). All evidence must include your expected graduation date.

I was a student member, recently graduated, and would like to upgrade my membership. How can I do that?
You can upgrade your membership at any time by logging into the Member Center. Once logged in, select the Renew link to the Student Member Demographics screen. From there, select the Cancel button on this screen and then select a new membership type. We recommend you wait until the end of your current student membership before upgrading.

How can I get my receipt for membership dues?
Log in to the Member Center and select My Orders. On this screen, enter your order number or search Find Orders “within all.” You can also send a request via email to membersupport@himss.org.

What discounts do I qualify for as a HIMSS individual member?
As a HIMSS individual member, you qualify for numerous discounts. For example, you receive a discounted rate for all HIMSS events. If you register with early-bird pricing, you can save up to 40% on the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. You also receive an average of 20% off HIMSS books and resources.

How do I cancel my individual membership with HIMSS?
HIMSS individual memberships can be cancelled at any time by sending your statement of intent to membersupport@himss.org or by regular mail to HIMSS Member Services, 33 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603.

Dues paid to HIMSS are non-transferable and non-refundable per HIMSS Bylaws, Sections 5.5 and Section 6.2. Section 5.5 states: Individual membership in HIMSS shall not be transferable to another person. Section 6.2 states: All dues paid to HIMSS shall become the property of HIMSS and shall be used by HIMSS to further the mission of the organization. No portion of the dues paid by any member shall be refundable because of membership being terminated for any reason.

My company’s HIMSS member left the company, and I would like to change the contact. Can I update the profile?
HIMSS memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable per HIMSS Bylaws, Sections 5.5 and Section 6.2. However, one can apply for membership at the HIMSS Member Center, or join via telephone at 312-664-4467.

How do I volunteer as a HIMSS member?
To learn more about our many volunteer opportunities, visit our Member Opportunities page.

How do I contact my chapter board of directors?
Find your chapter president’s contact information, territory breakdown and a link to the chapter website on our HIMSS Local Chapters page.

Can I participate in more than one chapter?
To join an additional chapter, there is a $39 fee per chapter. You can add additional chapters to your membership via your account page.

Why haven’t I received any communication from my chapter recently?
All chapters are run by volunteers, so their communications may vary. If you are interested in helping your chapter increase communications or schedule events, please feel free to contact them and offer help. Chapters are always looking for additional volunteer support.

I’m a chapter-only member. Why can’t I access HIMSS member-only content?
Chapter-only members have limited access to restricted content. Chapter-only members can log in to update their profile or renew their chapter dues but cannot access HIMSS member-only resources, receive discounts to the online store or serve on a HIMSS committee. If you would like to upgrade your chapter-only membership to a HIMSS individual membership, email Member Services for assistance at membersupport@himss.org.

How can I change my chapter?
HIMSS has chapters by choice, which allows HIMSS members to change their chapter at any time. If you would like to change your chapter, go to your account page or email membersupport@himss.org.

What professional development opportunities are there for me?
Communities
HIMSS has created many dynamic communities based on professional role. Each community’s purpose is to articulate a cohesive voice for members based on their professional role and to provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives and collaborations within the community. For more information, visit our Member Opportunities page.

Advancement to Senior and Fellow Status
HIMSS strongly emphasizes and encourages professional development and contributions to the healthcare industry for its members. Individuals have the opportunity to be recognized for their dedication to the society by applying for Senior Member or Fellow Status after a specified number of continuous membership years.

HIMSS national members are chosen for advancement after meeting several criteria based on professional capability, experience, leadership and service to their profession. Individuals who have advanced to Senior Member or Fellow status are leaders within the society and eligible for running for the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Contact Member Advancement for complete details at dyoung@himss.org.