Announcing the 2020 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

Gregory AlexanderThis award recognizes an individual who demonstrates significant leadership contributions by optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology. It is given to an individual for success and achievement as a nursing informatics leader in a provider, supplier or academic organization or a professional society.

Dr. Alexander is Associate Dean for Research and Potter Brinton Professor, University of Missouri Health, Sinclair School of Nursing, and he is transitioning to a new position as full professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, beginning March 1. An internationally recognized nursing informatician and clinical expert with more than 30 years of research and clinical practice leadership, Dr. Alexander guides professional societies, organizations and prestigious journals towards identifying and disseminating new models of care incorporating health information technology to improve safety and quality, particularly in long-term care.

“Receiving the HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award is an honor,” Dr. Alexander said. “As I look through the required criteria, I am humbled that my peers see me as a respected role model, a thought leader and that they are recognizing my contributions to advance professional standards and policy through my sustained research, teaching and service activities. It is a gift to work with informatics colleagues from all over the world who have legacies of their own. My success is only because I have great colleagues and friends who have worked with me toward similar goals, ultimately to improve the health of people in our world.”

Dr. Alexander was selected jointly by the HIMSS North America Board of Directors and the Governing Directors of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI). He will be honored at the HIMSS20 Awards Gala on March 11. He is also speaking March 12 at the Developing IT Maturity Measures for U.S. Nursing Homes session.

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” honoring the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community is proud to be a part of the digital empowerment of nurses through networking, knowledge support, recognition and awards including the 2020 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. A Nursing Informatics Symposium on March 9 at HIMSS20 will explore the intersection of nursing practice with health information and technology.

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