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.
As the global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, the HiMSS-NCA Board of Directors is doing our best to keep our committees, volunteers, members, and sponsors healthy and safe. This requires all of us to work together in response to this unprecedented reality. Please note that we are canceling all our upcoming April and May Events scheduled for April 16th and May 21st, 2020. We hope to replace these events with Webinars. Chapter refunds for event registration are available.
We have not lost our drive to support the Federal HealthIT community. Now more than ever we must come together in response. Our Board continues to convene remotely to determine how we can help support virtual collaboration, information sharing, and thought leadership for you and your organization. Please stay tuned for additional communications at the end of this week and beginning of next regarding these decisions, future webinars, and the Board of Directors nomination/election process for next year.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me directly at 703-835-5570 or reach out to any member of the HiMSS-NCA Board of Directors. We thank you for your engagement with our Chapter. We will continue to be here for you and your organization as we respond together through this pandemic.