HIMSS Foundation

Established in 1986, the HIMSS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of HIMSS. It provides support and assistance to HIMSS and the industry by:

  • Offering financial assistance as scholarships to students in healthcare IT-related fields;
  • Providing free access for students, governments, and others to The Dorenfest Institute‚Äôs historical hospital data and data reports on IT use;
  • Providing student experiences, including policy internships in Washington, D.C., externships, and service learning projects for first-year medical students;
  • Hosting industry executives in its Executive in Residence program.
  • Offering non-partisan educational seminars for Members of Congress, the Administration and industry leaders through the Institute for e-Health Policy;
  • Providing financial relief/assistance for special need-based programs; and
  • Hosting the annual National Health IT Week in Washington, D.C.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

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