HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

The call for nominations are now closed. Award recipients will be announced in December 2017/January 2018. For more information, contact awards@himss.org

HIMSS 2017 Recipient


Dana Alexander, RN, MSN, MBA, FAAN, FHIMSS

Purpose and History

The HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award recognizes a nursing informatics leader who demonstrates significant leadership contributions by optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information technology (IT). This award 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. The recipient is selected jointly by the HIMSS North America (NA) Board of Directors and the Governing Directors of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI).

Established: 2006

To be considered for the award, nominees must demonstrate the following:

  • Currently employed as a nursing informatics leader in a provider, supplier, academic organization, or a professional society;
  • Leadership in Nursing Informatics, including but not limited to clinical systems development, education, implementation and/or optimization towards advancing the health status of patients and consumers; and
  • Application of clinical systems tools and techniques impacting clinician workflow efficiency and/or productivity.

Additional Eligibility and Required Criteria

  • Has demonstrated active nursing informatics leadership through effective use of IT in support of the strategic initiatives of his/her organization;
  • Represents the highest standards of leadership in health IT;
  • Is respected and recognized as a role model to peers in the industry;
  • Has advanced the professional standards embraced by HIMSS and ANI;
  • Has made outstanding contributions to the principles for which HIMSS and ANI stand, including but not limited to:
    • Supporting and participating in lifelong learning opportunities; and
    • Supporting and promoting HIMSS and/or ANI as a recognized thought leader in the industry.
  • Current membership in good standing with HIMSS and/or an ANI member organization;
  • Nominees must be a member in good standing for five consecutive years of HIMSS or any of the other ANI member organizations;
  • Is not currently serving on one of HIMSS boards (HIMSS NA, HIMSS Analytics, PCHA, etc.) or the ANI Governing Directors;
  • Cannot be currently employed by HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any component of HIMSS; an
  • Award judges are ineligible to be nominated.

Previous award recipients who have won this award in the past five years are exempt from consideration.  Please refrain from submitting a nomination for someone who fits this criteria.

The Nomination Process

Any person meeting the eligibility and required criteria may be nominated.  Candidates may also nominate themselves for the award.  Only completed applications submitted by the published deadline will be considered.

The online application form will require the following information:

  • A completed application using the online nomination form;
  • A brief biographical sketch that demonstrates why the nominee should be considered for the award (1,000 words or less);
  • A concise description of the person’s contribution and notable achievements for a single exceptional contribution, for a sustained contribution, or for a lifetime of exceptional leadership; and
  • Two letters of recommendation from HIMSS and/or ANI members.

The HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award consists of:

  • Symbol of recognition;
  • Public announcement in an official HIMSS and ANI publication and on relevant website(s);
  • Opportunity to serve on the Awards Selection Committee for the subsequent year.

For more information, contact awards@himss.org.

 

Past Recipients

2015  Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
2014 Michelle R. Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN
2013 Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS
2012 Robin S. Raiford, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
2011 Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS & Kathleen Smith, MScEd, RN-BC, FHIMSS
2010 Elizabeth Johnson, MS, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC
2009 Ida Androwich, FAAN, FHIMSS, PhD, RN-BC
2008 Rosemary Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN
2007 Patricia Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
2006Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN
2005 Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
2004 Victoria Bradley, DNP, RN, CPHIMS, FHIMSS