HIMSS encompasses more than 70,000 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 more than 450 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. 

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

HIMSS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.  HIMSS was founded at the Georgia Institute of Technology.