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.
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.
John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award
HIMSS and CHIME announced Monday that Ed Kopetsky, FCHIME, LCHIME, SHIMSS is the 2019 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year.
The award recognizes a CIO who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant leadership, success and achievement in the health information and technology industry. The recipient is selected jointly by the Board of Directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and HIMSS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year Award
The Chapter Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates significant leadership and extraordinary contributions to HIMSS chapters and the society, and a commitment to the health information and technology industry.
Tommy Lewis, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, MBA, IRC, 2017-2018 President, Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS
HIMSS Chapter of the Year Award
The Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters who have connected in a meaningful way with health information and technology entities and initiatives in their geographic region.
Medium Chapter: Houston Chapter of HIMSS
Large Chapter: Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS
HIMSS Chapter Advocate of the Year
The Chapter Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual who, on behalf of their chapter, demonstrates extraordinary leadership in state, local or provincial policy advocacy for health information and technology.
Lauren Wiseman, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
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.
Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, PhD, MHA, MBA, BS
Christine A. Hudak, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Lygeia Ricciardi, EdM
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Originally published December 3, 2018, updated February 20, 2019