Which membership type is right for you?
If you’re a healthcare provider or agency, or a college or university with a health information and technology program, you can join HIMSS as an Organizational Affiliate. Give your staff or students the resources they need to transform global health and wellness through information and technology.
Healthcare Providers and Agencies
Give the benefit of HIMSS education and networking to your entire organization—from senior management and clinicians to entry-level staff—regardless of your number of employees or their level of technology exposure. View benefits.
Colleges and Universities
Get valuable benefits and resources for an unlimited number of students and up to five faculty. View benefits.
View a list of the organizations that participate in the Organizational Affiliate and Academic Organizational Affiliate programs. Not an Organizational Affiliate? Please contact email@example.com to join to join.
Sign up for a new Organizational Affiliate program
For questions about a current Organizational Affiliate program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to sign up for a new Organizational Affiliate program, please contact email@example.com
OA Membership FAQ
To be eligible for the Organizational Affiliate program, your organization must be a healthcare provider, government agency, or a public non-profit institution directly allied to care delivery. We also have a program for academic institutions.
- Unlimited memberships for the employees (or students for Academic OAs) in your organization, including a complimentary chapter membership
- Complimentary registrations to HIMSS events
- Access to the HIMSS Learning Center
- HIMSS Relationship Manager dedicated to your organization’s needs
- Discounts on select HIMSS JobMine® services, HIMSS Analytics services, HIMSS Media events, and CAHIMS and CPHIMS exam fees
Yes. The Academic Organizational Affiliate program is the right one for you. The program offers unlimited free student memberships, five free faculty memberships, discounts, and more.
No, as an Organizational Affiliate, your organization can have an unlimited number of Individual memberships. Anyone from your organization can join, including your IT staff, IT stakeholders or project owners, and anyone who has an interest in health IT, including your key medical staff members involved in clinical informatics leadership roles. Academic OAs get unlimited free student memberships.
As an Organizational Affiliate, your current HIMSS members will be converted to an organizational individual membership. This is a seamless transition and does not impact a member’s benefits or personal information.
Pro-rated refunds are available upon request if you have more than 6 months of your paid membership remaining.
Individual members have access to networking and education opportunities, resources & tools on the HIMSS website, free webinars, social networking, participation in committees and workgroups, publications, and many more benefits. Visit our individual membership page for more details.
No, the complimentary registrations cover your conference registration fee, but do not include optional “add-on” events such as pre-conference workshops, symposia, receptions, etc.
Yes, you can earn credits towards renewal for a number of certifications, such as CPHIMS, CAHIMS, and PMP.
Organizational Affiliates receive a 10% discount on the CAHIMS exam fee and 20% discount on the CAHIMS exam fee. Your staff must register for the exam with their work email address to get the discount.
After you have returned the signed contract, you will be contacted by your HIMSS Relationship Manager, who will schedule an orientation with you to help you maximize the benefits of the Organizational Affiliate program.