National Health Information and Technology Leadership Award

Purpose
The National Health Information and Technology 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 and technology field. HIMSS members who provide significant leadership in the field of advocacy or policy are eligible for the National Health Information and Technology Leadership Award.

Established: 2002

Eligibility
To be eligible for National Health Information and Technology 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 Information and Technology Leadership Award is given upon achievement, at the Board of Directors HIMSS Advocacy Day on the Hill reception in Washington, D.C.

Criteria
The National Health Information and Technology 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 fo National Health Information and Technology 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 Information and Technology Leadership Award consists of:

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

For more information, contact policy@himss.org.