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.
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:
Jamari Rashaad Flowers
Florida A&M University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Richard P. Covert, PhD, FHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems
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
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.