Welcome to the HIMSS NCA website.

HIMSS NCA is the only federally focused chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and is based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We are formally known as the National Capital Area (NCA) chapter. Our chapter currently consists of over 1,000 members who are passionate about health information management and the technologies that drive health information technology innovation. The National Capital Area Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS NCA) has a diverse membership spread throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and nationwide. Our members represent hospitals, managed care organizations, vendors, integrated delivery systems, academia, non-profit healthcare organizations, as well as government agencies such as the Military Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health & Human Services, and other federal agencies with a healthcare focus.

For more information about our Chapter, please email nca.info@himsschapter.org.

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Chapter Collaborative Virtual Event
November 12, 2020

Join the New England, Alabama, Mississippi, and Southern California Chapters of HIMSS as we transport you to a highly interactive, virtual environment for in-depth learning and networking opportunities. Prepare for a conference atmosphere that you can explore, complete with an auditorium, breakout sessions, keynotes, exhibit hall, challenges/games, and subject matter experts covering an array of topics related to emergency preparedness in healthcare. We invite you to experience this digital tradeshow with other HIMSS members from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast to the West Coast. And the best part is you can join the experience without leaving your home or office!

Exciting features you can expect from Prioritizing Healthcare Information Technology for an Unpredictable Tomorrow – From The East, South, West and everything in between:

  • A variety of breakout sessions with live speaker Q&A
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall with online HIMSS public, sponsor and leader chat capabilities
  • Downloadable resources and swag
  • Challenges and games to receive interaction points posted on a public leader board for prizes
  • Virtual scavenger hunt for prizes
  • Pre-conference networking reception


Join us to learn more from subject matter experts covering all the latest in health IT at a time of enormous transformation. Let us help you be socially connected while remaining physically distanced. The agenda will be live soon so be sure to check for more details!

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Update on HIMSS 21 - Global Health Conference & Exhibition


As we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of the HIMSS community, employees and local residents remain our top priority. That’s why HIMSS21 is moving to August 9–13, 2021 in Las Vegas.

HIMSS20 paid registrations will be transferred to HIMSS21, and all registrants will receive further details and instructions regarding the registration process later this summer. See the HIMSS Registration FAQs for more information.

Registration and hotel reservations will open in fall 2020. The Call for Reviewers will open September 14, and the Call for Proposals will open October 5.

Please stay tuned—more details will be coming soon.

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 To submit ideas for future programs or webinar topics, please contact the programs committee at nca.programs@himsschapter.org

To sponsor an event, please contact the Sponsorship Committee at nca.sponsorship@himsschapter.org