Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HIMSS Announces 2010 Award and Scholarship Recipients

CHICAGO (January 4, 2011) – Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS named its 2010 award and scholarship recipients. The HIMSS Foundation and five HIMSS chapters provided 11 scholarships to students enrolled in health IT and management systems degree programs.

“The HIMSS award recipients are individuals and organizations striving to ensure quality and consistent delivery of healthcare with the use of information technology. Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and willingness to share their expertise with HIMSS and throughout the industry,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, PMP, Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS.

Award winners are nominated in four award categories: industry service, HIMSS service, publications and chapters. All award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the HIMSS Awards Banquet on Feb. 22, 2011, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, during the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased on the HIMSS11 website.

The 2011 HIMSS scholarship and award recipients appear below with a description of each award and scholarship on the HIMSS website.

Award Recipients:

Chapter Innovation Award

Large Chapter Grand Prize: Southern California Chapter
Large Chapter Runner-up: Northern California Chapter
Small Chapter Grand Prize: Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter.
Small Chapter Runner-up: Arizona Chapter

Chapter Leader Award

Salvatore Volpe, MD

Distinguished Fellows Service Award

Barry T. Ross, LFHIMSS

Outstanding SIG Member Leadership Award

Marc Newman MBA LFHIMSS and Elyse Nielsen, PMP, CPHIMS
Chairs(s) Project Management Special Interest Group

John A. Page Outstanding Service Award

Dixie Baker, FHIMSS

Founders Leadership Award

Lesley King, FHIMSS

Book of the Year Award

Change Management Strategies for an Effective EMR Implementation.
By Claire McCarthy, MA, and Douglas Eastman, PhD.

Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

Elizabeth Johnson, MS, RN-C, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Physician IT Leadership Award

Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS

ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award

Stephen Grimes, FACCE, FAIME, FHIMSS

SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award

Frank Overfelt, FACHE, LFHIMSS

CHIME/HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year

Charles Christian, FCHIME, FHIMSS

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Healthcare Information Management Systems:
Undergraduate Scholarship
Jamari Rashaad Flowers
Florida A&M University

Master’s Scholarship
Bella Zaghi
University of California, Los Angeles

PhD Scholarship
Mustafa Ozkaynak
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Richard P. Covert, PhD, FHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems
Shayna Brownstein
Georgia Institute of Technology

Delaware Valley Chapter Scholarship
Jennifer McMaster, MBA
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

South Florida Chapter Scholarship
Mark A. Carnemolla, MS
Nova Southeastern University

New England HIMSS Dvora Brodie Chapter Scholarship
Jordan Peck, MS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New York State Chapter Scholarships
Daniel M. Stein, MD
Columbia University

Vanessa Cheng
New York University

Northern California Chapter Scholarships
Caitlin M. Lang
University of California, Berkeley

Eric Paul Duran
Sacramento State University


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Please visit our website at www.himss.org to learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause.

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