Welcome to the Idaho Chapter of HIMSS

Our Chapter:

The Idaho Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (IDHIMSS)  provides statewide leadership for the advancement and management of healthcare information and technology.

IDHIMSS is dedicated to improving Healthcare IT locally through advocacy, collaboration and education, and to promote quality patient care throughout the state of Idaho.

Lorraine Bessmer (Advoocacy Chair), Jeff Coughlin (Senior Dir., Federal & State Affairs, HIMSS North America) and Zach Hodges (President, Idaho Chapter of HIMSS)

Our Mission:

The Idaho Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society provides leadership to foster the advancement and effective use of information technology in Idaho health care. Its professional members include individuals in the fields of information systems, clinical systems, management engineering, and telecommunications. The Idaho chapter provides members with professional development through high quality education and by creating networking opportunities at regularly scheduled meetings.


HIMSS Idaho Chapter Annual Conference: Spring 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Idaho HIMSS Chapter Board will reschedule the the Annual Conference, scheduled for November 13th, 2017, to Spring 2018.

To ensure the success of the event, we need time to communicate and gain early speaking commitments from leaders in our industry. We also will schedule opportunities to network and time to visit exhibitors.

Please look for an updated confirmed conference date in an email within the next few days.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will support our Spring Conference with your attendance.


Please direct your comments to:

Lorraine Bessmer

President HIMSS Idaho

Position Opening:

The Idaho Chapter of HIMSS has an immediate opening for a board position for the Programs Chair Committee. If you are interested or know of anyone interested in serving as Programs Chair for our chapter, please click the link below to download more information. We would love to have you join us!

Programs Committee Chair Position Opening