HIMSS dues are nontransferable and nonrefundable. HIMSS membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal tax purposes. When you apply for membership, be sure to select the chapter of your choice as the local chapter with which you want to be affiliated.

Membership Information

Founded in 1961, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a not-for-profit professional membership organization based in Chicago, IL, dedicated to providing leadership in healthcare for the management of technology, information, and change.

The HIMSS membership profile includes CEO’s, CIO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, senior managers, IS technical staff, management engineers, physicians, nurses, business consultants, attorneys, financial advisors, technology vendors academicians, and students.

HIMSS members apply their expertise in a variety of settings: hospitals, clinical group practices, healthcare system corporations, provider and payer organizations, government, healthcare consulting firms and more.

HIMSS has more than 57 chapters and more than 74,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 450 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

HIMSS chapters regularly meet to learn from expert speakers, share knowledge, and network. To keep members posted on industry and HIMSS events chapter publish newsletters and maintain Web sites, such as the one you are visiting. Chapters may also offer educational sessions designed to help you in your workplace. They are one of the best resources you can have for keeping abreast of local issues – right in your own backyard.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunities to contribute to the advancement of Healthcare in Tennessee through technology.
  • Networking opportunities, both formally and informally, with over 400 healthcare technology professionals throughout Tennessee.
  • Access to participation in educational programs and conferences with national experts without the traditional high costs.
  • Chances to participate at different levels of involvement within a peer group, from attending programs to becoming a chapter officer or
    program chair.

Affiliate Program


The HIMSS Organizational Affiliate program is a new comprehensive and exclusive offering for healthcare providers. It offers the highest quality of healthcare IT education, professional development resources and networking opportunities for all levels – from senior management to entry level staff regardless of the total number of employees or level of technology exposure.
Through this program, your organization will experience the benefits of timely access to industry intelligence, events and education. HIMSS can help you choose the best mix of services to meet your organization’s healthcare IT goals.


As HIMSS strives to lead change through collaboration and knowledge sharing with all stakeholders, outreach is now extended to trade associations and professional organizations that share our mission. HIMSS offers its Affiliate Membership to qualifying organizations to encourage their involvement with HIMSS to lead healthcare change through information technology.