Pamela Arora Selected as 2016 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year

CHICAGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich. (January 9, 2017) – Recognizing her ongoing commitment to transform healthcare, Pamela Arora, senior vice president and CIO of Children’s Health in Dallas, has been named the 2016 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and HIMSS sponsor the award that recognizes healthcare IT executives who have made significant contributions to their organization and demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology. Each year, the boards of directors for both organizations select the recipient of the award.

Arora has served on both the CHIME and HITRUST board of trustees. She also represented CHIME and HIMSS on the international front, working to build partnerships and share best practices across the globe. Arora has been honored with a number of awards, including propelling Children’s Health to Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM, the highest level of achievement on that scale.

“Pamela Arora understands and advances the strategic connection between quality patient care and the best use of IT. As a HIMSS member for 13 years, her leadership and vision have made a positive difference in the work she does at Children’s Health and in her overall dedication to improving health and healthcare for the patients she serves,” said H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS president and CEO.

Under Aurora’s leadership, Children’s Health was named a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for the organization’s innovation use of the EHR in 2013, and currently serves as a HIMSS Davies Award judge. 

Learn more about Pamela Arora in the joint news release from CHIME/HIMSS.

Recognizing Award Recipients at the Awards Gala: Arora and other award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Gala  on Tuesday, Feb. 21, during the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Sunday, Feb. 19-23, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Tickets for the event are available on the HIMSS17 registration page or by calling 866.710.0769 for more information. 

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