Charity Program

The HIMSS-NCA Charity Program Application

About the HIMSS-NCA Charity Program

The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society of the National Capital Area Chapter (HIMSS NCA) engages in many forms of community service including its Charity Awards Program. Event and sponsorship proceeds are designated for charitable organizations serving the National Capital 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 disabled populations 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 Washington DC metropolitan area. In keeping with the mission of HIMSS, we seek area organizations that 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. Awardees will be invited to receive the award at the April 2017 HIMSS NCA membership meeting. Our meetings are held the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. Please visit this page for information about the application process for the 2016-2017 term. Applications deadline is March 7, 2017. 

Application Form 

Questions should be forwarded to the HIMSS NCA Charity Chairperson, Steve Erd, Steve.erd@lexisnexis.com.