Celebrating Our HIMSS19 Award Recipients

From outstanding service in health information and technology to demonstrated leadership in health information and technology, HIMSS honors members whose achievements and dedication support the transformation of health through information and technology. Congratulations to all of our award recipients.

HIMSS Joint Awards

ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award
The ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award recognizes leadership in promoting and implementing synergies between the clinical engineering and health information and technology professions.
Bridget A. Moorman, MSBME, CCE
 

CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award
The CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award recognizes a CIO who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant leadership, success and achievement in the health information and technology industry. The recipient is selected jointly by the Board of Directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and HIMSS.
Ed Kopetsky, FCHIME, LCHIME, SHIMSS
 

HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award
The HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award recognizes a physician executive who demonstrates significant leadership in optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology. The recipient is selected jointly by the Board of Directors of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and HIMSS.
John Lee, MD, FAAEM, FHIMSS
 

HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
The HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award recognizes a nursing informaticist who demonstrates significant leadership contributions by optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology. It is given to an individual in a provider, supplier, academic organization or professional society. The recipient is selected jointly by the HIMSS North America Board of Directors and the Governing Directors of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics.
Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC
 

SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award
The SHS-HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award recognizes leadership in implementing significant synergies between the process improvement and information technology professions in a professional or technical nature.
Mary Ellen Skeens, CSSBB, CPHIMS, DSHS, FHIMSS, MS, PMP

HIMSS Service Awards

HIMSS John A. Page Distinguished Fellows Service Award
The HIMSS John A. Page Distinguished Fellows Service Award recognizes commendable and long-standing contributions to the society made by a Fellow Member for a single exceptional contribution, a sustained contribution or a lifetime of exceptional service.
Charles E. Christian, LFHIMSS, LFCHIME, CHCIO
 

HIMSS Early Careerists Service Award
The HIMSS Early Careerists Award honors the achievements of members within the society who have five years or less work experience in health information and technology, and who are making significant contributions to their professions and the community.
L. Nikki Manuel, MSN, RN-BC
 

Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards
The HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award recognize women at all stages of their career progressions. They celebrate individuals who harness the power of information and technology to transform health; are unique among power lists and award programs; and are inclusive of all women of influence, no matter where they are in the field.
Aashima Gupta
Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, PhD, MHA, MBA, BS
Christine A. Hudak, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Lygeia Ricciardi, EdM
Heather Sulkers

 

Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award (Presented by HIMSS North America)
The Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award recognizes high-touch, high-tech care. Honoring the late Kate Granger, the award, originally established in the U.K., was created for individuals, teams and organizations demonstrating compassionate care.
Henry Xiang, MD, MH, PhD

HIMSS Chapter Awards

HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year Award
The Chapter Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates significant leadership and extraordinary contributions to HIMSS chapters and the society, and a commitment to the health information and technology industry.
Tommy Lewis, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, MBA, IRC – 2017-2018 President, Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS
 

HIMSS Chapter of the Year Award
The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters who have connected in a meaningful way with health information and technology entities and initiatives in their geographic region.
Medium Chapter: Houston Chapter of HIMSS
Large Chapter: Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS

 

HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year
The Chapter Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual who, on behalf of their chapter, demonstrates extraordinary leadership in state, local or provincial policy advocacy for health information and technology.
Lauren Wiseman, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Maturity Model Awards

On behalf of HIMSS Analytics, congratulations to all of our recently validated Stage 7 healthcare organizations who are leveraging health information and technology to improve outcomes. See the full list

HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence Awards

The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement by organizations who have utilized health information and technology, process improvement and organizational culture to substantially improve clinical outcomes and drive operational and financial value. Congratulations to all the Davies Award recipients for their hard work to improve health through information and technology. See the full list

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships

As the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, the HIMSS Foundation promotes health information and technology education and issue awareness on global and national levels. Every year, the HIMSS Foundation grants scholarships to members who have demonstrated their commitment and potential to thrive as future leaders in our community. To support future HIMSS scholars, consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

Foundation Scholarships
With expertise spanning numerous aspects of the healthcare information and technology spectrum, HIMSS is proud to recognize these dedicated individuals who, through their pursuit of knowledge and focus on the future, each are making possible the transformation of health through information and technology.

Undergraduate Scholarship
Vinay Kumar Thadem

Master’s Scholarship
Stephen Wayne Simington Jr.

Richard P. Covert, PhD., LFHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems
Fortune Onwuzuruike

Steve Lieber Innovator Scholarship
Lauren Snyder

Arizona Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship
Ephrance Kalungi

South Florida Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship
Ana Maria Castilla

Virginia Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship
Dawn Heisey-Grove

HIMSS Student Case Competition
The HIMSS student case competition, Defining the Future of Transformative Care Today, and supported by the HIMSS Foundation, provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience to apply to their emerging careers that isn’t always accessible in a typical classroom or lecture hall setting.
First Place: Big Red Consulting Team: Cornell University, Sloan Program in Health Administration
Anand Chaudhari, BS, MHA
Madeline Haftel, BS, MHA
Jean Marte, BHSA, MHA

Second Place: UAB Blaze Team: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Peyton Muskett
Jonathan Patterson, MBA
Candis Riggs

Third Place: GWU HIMSS: George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Bushra Islam
Samuel Meyers

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Updated May 22, 2019