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HIMSS Honors 2014 Award and Scholarship Recipients

Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS named its 2014 award and scholarship recipients. The HIMSS Foundation and three HIMSS chapters provided seven scholarships to students enrolled in health IT and management systems degree programs. 

“HIMSS is proud to acknowledge individuals that have done an excellent job of contributing to our mission of leading healthcare transformation through the effective use of health IT,” said JoAnn W. Klinedinst, MEd, CPHIMS, DES, PMP, FHIMSS, vice president, professional development, HIMSS North America. “Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and for the use of their skills to improve the quality of care through the use of health IT.”

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 Gala on Tuesday, April 14, from 6:30-9 p.m. CT, at the Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. during the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition on April 12-16, in Chicago, Ill. Tickets for the HIMSS15 Awards Gala are available on the HIMSS15 registration page or call 866.710.0769 for more information.

The 2014 HIMSS award and scholarship recipients appear below with a description of each award and scholarship on the HIMSS website.

 

2014 Award Recipients

CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. /CIO of the Year Award

Sue Schade, MBA, FCHIME, FHIMSS

ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award

Erin M. Sparnon, MEng

SHS-HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award

Jean Ann Larson, EdD, MBA, BSIE, FACHE, FHIMSS, DSHS, CLSSBB

Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

Michelle R. Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN

Physician IT Leadership Award

William Hersh, MD, FACP, FACMI

Board of Directors Service Award

Kathleen Kimmel, RN, MHA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Richard Lang, EdD, PMP, FHIMSS

Scott MacLean, MBA, CHCIO, CPHIMS, FHIMSS (former chair)

Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FAAN, FHIMSS

Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA

Carol Steltenkamp, MD, MBA, FHIMSS (former vice chair)

Book of the Year Award – Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction

by Raymond A Gensinger Jr., MD., CPHIMS, FHIMSS, editor; with James Adams, MBA; James E. Gaston, MBA, FHIMSS; David Garets, FHIMSS; Genevieve B. Melton, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Kim Ott; György J. Simon, PhD, FHIMSS; Detlev H. Smaltz, PhD, FHIMSS, FACHE; Samuel VanNorman, MBA, CPHQ; and Nathaniel A. Wells, MHI

Chapter of the Year Award

Nebraska Chapter -Small

Arizona Chapter- Medium

Southern California Chapter- Large

Distinguished Fellows Service Award

James Brady, PhD, MEd, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Founders Leadership Award

Susan Vaughn, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

John A. Page Outstanding Service Award

Patricia Dombrowski, MA

Outstanding SIG Member Leadership Award

Michele Clark

Chapter Leader of the Year Award

Kevin Conway

New Life Members

William (Bill) Montgomery, LFHIMSS, PMP

Brian Compas, LFHIMSS

 

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Foundation Scholarship Winners

Undergraduate

Eno-obong Akpan, Clinical Health Informatics, Georgia State University

Master’s

Vladimir Choi, MSc Candidate in Health Informatics, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University,(Sweden), with master’s thesis to be undertaken as a visiting student researcher at the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University

PhD

Eric Weaver, Doctor of Healthcare Administration, Medical University of South Carolina

Richard P. Covert, PhD., LFHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems

Benjamin D Schanker MD/MBA Candidate at Harvard Medical School/University of Oxford, Portland, Ore.

Chapter-sponsored Scholarship Winners

Northern California Chapter Scholarship

Lauren Mock, BA in Public Health, minor in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

South Florida Chapter Scholarship

Matthew Spiller, MS in Health Informatics, Florida International University, Miami

Virginia Chapter Scholarship

Mary Alemayehu, MS in Health Informatics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.  

 

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