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Recognizing Our Members at HIMSS19

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Every year, HIMSS recognizes members through awards highlighting special contributions of individuals, groups and organizations leading to better health through the best use of information and technology across our diverse membership community.

HIMSS Davies Award Winners

The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement by organizations who have utilized health information and technology, process improvement and organizational culture to substantially improve clinical outcomes and drive operational and financial value.

Congratulations to all 2018 Davies Award recipients for their hard work to improve health through information and technology.

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HIMSS Stage 7 Awards

On behalf of HIMSS, congratulations to all of our recently validated Stage 7 healthcare organizations who are leveraging health information and technology to improve outcomes.

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John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award

HIMSS and CHIME announced Monday that Ed Kopetsky is the 2019 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year.

The award is named for the person who pioneered the first fully integrated medical system in the world, at El Camino Hospital in California in the 1960s.

Kopetsky, chief information officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health, was chosen for significant leadership and commitment to the healthcare industry.

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HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award

The HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award recognizes a physician leader who demonstrates significant leadership in optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology.

HIMSS and AMDIS provide this award jointly to recognize an individual who represents an ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of information and technology to positively transform health and healthcare. The award recipient exhibits active leadership of the effective use of information and technology in support of the strategic initiatives of his or her organization. HIMSS and AMDIS both have interests in advancing the leadership is health information and technology and are recognized thought leaders in the industry. AMDIS is also a partner on the development of the AMDIS-HIMSS Physician Executive Leadership Symposium.

Congratulations to John S. Lee, MD, system chief medical information officer, Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Lee is a respected informaticist and thought leader who has made many contributions to the health information and technology field. He has led the HIMSS Physician Community in addition to being an active presenter and contributor to AMDIS.

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HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

Every year, HIMSS recognizes a deserving HIMSS member with the HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. The award recognizes a nursing informatics leader who demonstrates significant leadership contributions by optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology. HIMSS and ANI provide this award jointly to recognize an individual who demonstrates significant leadership contributions by optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology. The 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. HIMSS is a co-sponsor of ANI, along with AMIA.

Congratulations to Nancy Joan Beale, MSN, RN-BC, President, Beale and Associates LLC, on receiving 2019 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. Beale has exhibited local and nationwide leadership in her commitment to the nursing informatics profession – both in her workplace and through her work with HIMSS as a member.

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HIMSS Foundation and Chapter Scholarships

As the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, the HIMSS Foundation promotes health information and technology education and issue awareness on global and national levels. It provides educational opportunities and financial assistance to students, education to government employees and industry leaders, data and reports to academics and governments, and financial assistance for special projects.

To support future HIMSS scholars, consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

With expertise spanning numerous aspects of the healthcare information and technology spectrum, HIMSS is proud to recognize the past, present and future contributions of individuals dedicated to the endless pursuit of knowledge to keep the progress of healthcare moving forward. On behalf of HIMSS, congratulations to all of our 2018 scholarship recipients.

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HIMSS Chapter Awards

Our local volunteers, who have an immense passion for health information and technology, lead the chapters of HIMSS with more than 68,000 engaged members. Chapters offer locally and globally relevant education, events, networking, advocacy, certification preparation, career advancement, scholarships, volunteer opportunities and much more.

Each year, the award recipient selection process is led by peer volunteers from our very knowledgeable and experienced Chapters Task Force. Although the awardee selection is tough, the criteria is fully transparent so that we can recognize awardees based on relevant contributions and hard work throughout the year.

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HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards

The Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards, established in 2016, recognizes influential women at all stages of their career and celebrate their contributions to the field.

With a shared goal of working together more effectively to achieve the maximum transformative potential of health information and technology, HIMSS Women in Health IT members lead discussions focused on mentoring, compensation, research and sharing resources for career and educational growth.

We’re proud to announce this year’s group of recipients, who have all played an integral role in making the health information and technology workforce a better place.

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Originally published December 3, 2018, updated January 9, 2019