National Health IT Leadership Award

The HIMSS National Health IT Leadership Award recognizes a federal or state legislative or executive branch leader (or their staff) who has made a significant contribution meriting national recognition to the health information technology field. HIMSS members who provide significant leadership in the field of advocacy or policy are eligible for the HIMSS Leadership Award.

Established: 2002

To be eligible for The HIMSS National Health IT Leadership Award, the candidate must be an elected federal or state Legislative official, Executive branch official, or one of their staff.

Award Frequency and Timing
The National Health IT Leadership Award is given upon achievement, at the Board of Directors HIMSS Advocacy Day on the Hill reception in Washington, D.C.

The National Health IT Leadership Award can be made for a single exceptional contribution. The candidate must be able to provide specific leadership in advancing advocacy initiatives of the organization.

The Nomination Process
Nominations for The National Health IT Leadership Award could arise from several possible sources, including but not limited to:

  • Public Policy Committee calls for nominations.
  • A member of the Board of Directors or Public Policy Committee nominates a recipient
  • One nomination is selected by the Public Policy Committee, which is forwarded to the HIMSS Board of Directors for approval

The nomination for an industry service award must include at least the following information:

  • A brief biographical sketch of the individual to be recognized by the award
  • A concise description of the aspects of the person's contribution that cause it to be worthy of special recognition by HIMSS

The National Health IT Leadership Award consists of:

  • Symbol of Recognition
  • Publication of information in an official HIMSS Publication

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