HIMSS Chapter of the Year Award

Purpose and History

The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters who have connected in a meaningful way with HIMSS members, health information and technology entities and initiatives in their geographic region.

The Chapter of the Year Award consists of:

  • Symbol of recognition
  • Recognition in HIMSS publications

Eligibility, Criteria and Program Overview

To qualify for this award, nominated chapters must:

  • Be a chapter in good standing and
  • Submitted their Annual Standards Report on deadline

The goal of this award is to highlight chapters that have gone above and beyond in the hard work of meaningful impact within their geographical region, regardless of that chapter’s geographic location, distance from a major metropolitan area, total number of members, or board size. If your chapter has won this award (any category: small, medium, large) in the previous three years, your submission for a nomination will not be eligible for the chapter of the year award.

Each chapter that meets the above requirements will be eligible for consideration to receive the award.

Nomination Process

The Chapter Awards program is managed by the HIMSS Chapter Relations team and the Chapters Task Force. Please email chapters@himss.org with any questions.

Form Evaluation

The HIMSS operations staff liaison will review the nomination forms to verify point values and criteria for eligibility. The nominations will then be provided to the Chapter Task Force to select the winner of the small, medium and large chapter category. HIMSS staff will forward task force recommendation to the HIMSS Board of Directors for final review and approval.

Points will be tabulated to each nominated chapter, based on criteria and weights used in the evaluation of the nomination form. The award winners are the chapters with the highest total scores in each of the three categories of small, medium and large.

HIMSS 2021 Recipients

Small Chapter: South Dakota

Medium Chapter: Midwest Gateway

Large Chapter: Georgia