Charity Program

The HIMSS NCA Charity Program Application

The Health Information Management and Systems Society, National Capital Area Chapter (HIMSS NCA) engages in many forms of community service including its Charity Award Program. Event and sponsorship proceeds are designated for charitable organizations serving the national area community.  Consistent with the mission of HIMSS-NCA, we support those serving the health needs of the community preferably including an information technology component.  

Charity recipients benefit from the direct funding and, as importantly, exposure to a network of hundreds of local health information technology professional community members.

HIMSS-NCA has supported, for example, an Outpatient Clinic serving the local uninsured population to fund a project leveraging IT to improve the healthcare of its patients.  Another multifaceted non-profit service provider used the award to improve care for a disabled population with mobile health monitoring tools. HIMSS-NCA has supported projects in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  Awards will continue supporting charities in the D.C. metropolitan area. In keeping with the mission of HIMSS we seek area organizations who will be using funds for a health or healthcare technology related endeavor.

The streamlined one-page application process is submitted by email to the HIMSS NCA Charity Chairperson. Applications are reviewed by the HIMSS NCA review panel composed of its members. Applications are due Friday, December 20, 2019. Awardees will be invited to receive the award at the Thursday, January 23, 2020 HIMSS NCA membership meeting and program event. Our meetings are held the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Completed applications or questions should be forwarded to the HIMSS NCA Charity Chairperson, Barry Dickman, barrydickman@gmail.com