To realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere.
Reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a global advisor, thought leader and member-based society committed to reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology. As a mission-driven nonprofit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and digital health transformation to advise leaders, stakeholders and influencers across the global health ecosystem on best practices. With a community-centric approach, our innovation engine delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, payers, governments, startups, life sciences and other health services organizations, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.
HIMSS has served the global health community for more than 60 years, with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Our members include more than 120,000 individuals, 430+ provider organizations, 500+ nonprofit partners and 550+ health services organizations. HIMSS offers a variety of membership types and ways to get involved.
History of HIMSS
In 2006, a select group of Lifetime Members came together to tell the legacy of HIMSS from its inception as the Hospital Management Systems Society in 1961. The group became known as the HIMSS Legacy Workgroup. Their work serves as the anchor to a living history of the organization with the potential to add new information about HIMSS's evolution, activities, initiatives, and achievements. The Legacy Workgroup created this document to pass on our history to future members, audiences, and leaders of HIMSS. It encompasses our organization's story from 1961-2006.
HIMSS in the News
The Bylaws are a key piece of our corporate governance framework, which supports the "One HIMSS" philosophy as well as our vision and mission.
As the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, the HIMSS Foundation promotes health information and technology education and issue awareness on global and national levels.