HIMSS Student Case Competition

Defining the Future of Transformative Care Today

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Start preparing now to participate in the First Annual HIMSS Student Case Competition, opening on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

HIMSS is pleased to announce the First Annual HIMSS Student Case Competition where inter-disciplinary teams comprised of undergraduate, graduate, residents, or Fellows are encouraged to analyze a HIMSS-supplied case study. From this analysis, teams should apply recommendations that support current health information technology practices that involve transformative care while coupling recommendations with advocacy outreach at the Federal and State level.

Why participate?

HIMSS involvement provides an opportunity to continually develop professionally, regardless of one’s level of engagement.

  • Gain a Competitive Edge. By participating in the HIMSS Student Case Competition, students gain a competitive advantage over others who have not been involved in the analysis and recommendations of content based on a case competition.  This experience can then be added to the student's portfolio of experience on a resume or elsewhere.
  • Receive Exposure to Health IT Professionals. Interaction and experience of those involved with the Case Competition Selection Committee (CCSC) as well as attendees to HIMSS18 and beyond, will have the opportunity to understand the process, the finalists, and the winning team.  Once a team wins, professional touchpoints include the chapter level, judges, HIMSS staff, and collaborators.
  • Showcase Your School’s Talent.  Students representing their academic affiliation will bring prestige to the health informatics conversation with a convergence of classroom theory to real-world application.
  • Networking Opportunities.  Engage with leaders, colleagues, and future employers from across the healthcare ecosystem found locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Awards and Recognition

In recognition of the work required to prepare a winning application, HIMSS is pleased to provide awards for first, second and third places.

Three (3) winning teams, with a maximum of three (3) team members each (although more may help analyze the case), will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place: All-expenses paid for up to three (3) attendees to include two (2) nights' hotel to attend the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, to include coach airfare, $200 for per diem expenses, and an opportunity to present the analysis of the case competition on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 am.
  • 2nd Place: Complimentary Full Conference Registration and $500 honorarium to the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.
  • 3rd Place: Complimentary Full Conference Registration to the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.


To ensure a sound methodology for judging proposals, criteria have been established for teams to frame their responses.  (Information will be posted on October 4, 2017 for the criteria.)

Key Dates

To help teams prepare for submission to the First Annual HIMSS Student Case Competition, we have identified key dates.

Key Dates
Registration Opens 8:00 AM ET: 10/4/17
Registration Closes 11:59 PM ET: 11/20/17
Case Analysis and Preparation Timeframe: A little more than 6 Weeks
Cases Reviewed by our Panel of Judges: 12/1/17-12/18/17
3 Finalists Notified: 12/20/17
Virtual Presentations of Finalists with Judges: 1/17/18
Judges Deliberate and Choose Winner: 1/17/18
Dispositions of Winners Notified: 1/19/18
Team Winners Announced: 1/22/18
Presentation at HIMSS18 Wednesday March 7, 2018 10 - 11 AM PT


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