Last Chance for HIMSS Awards 2012

By Helen Figge
08:00 AM

HIMSS is an organization built upon diverse membership and accomplishments.  Through this diversity we have been able to move healthcare and the technologies forward in support of healthcare reform.  With these varied accomplishments come individuals who have gone above and beyond their various skill sets and helped shape the industry that is evolving today.  HIMSS Awards Program is geared to acknowledge these industry leaders with various awards and recognitions.  Each year HIMSS provides this awards platform for HIMSS members with final presentation of the awards at HIMSS Annual Conference.  This year the awards program presentations will be held on Tuesday March 5, 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  Nominations for the 2012 HIMSS Awards Program are currently open and will close on Monday October 15th, 2012. HIMSS members might want to recognize individuals or consider the greatest accomplishments of a particular HIMSS community.  Also, honor those who have dedicated their skills and time in support of the industry and the HIMSS mission.  Listed below are the opportunities to consider for these recognitions.  Take this opportunity to give those HIMSS members who have made extraordinary contributions to the Society and industry the professional and peer recognition they deserve.  Award descriptions are as follows:

Industry Awards recognize those individuals who have contributed to the professions represented by HIMSS members.

•    ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and IT Synergies Award
•    CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award
•    SHS-HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement
•    Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
•    Physician IT Leadership Award

Service Awards recognize those who have contributed their resources to benefit the Society.

•    Distinguished Fellows Service Award
•    Founders Leadership Award
•    John A. Page Outstanding Service Award
•    Outstanding SIG Member Award

Publications acknowledge HIMSS publications which provide guidance and/or strategic insight for healthcare information and management systems professionals.

•    Book of the Year Award

Chapter Awards recognize innovation and quality practices in HIMSS Chapters, promote recognition within the Chapter community and HIMSS.  

•    Chapter Leader of the Year Award
•    Chapter of the Year

And don’t forget the Foundation Scholarship opportunities which are also available to those deserving of the academic recognition from various touch points.  For a complete scholarship listing visit the website.

If you have questions about the 2012 HIMSS Awards program, please contact  Additionally, you may contact Fritze Roberts, Program Manager, Career Services (  You have just one week left to nominate that special HIMSS person for consideration of these special recongitions!

And stay tuned for more information as it becomes available and remember...Be passionate about your career path and strive to make a difference and learn, learn…learn.  Technology is only the enabler; individuals will be the “transformers” of health IT in the years to come!   

Helen Figge is Senior Director of Career Services at HIMSS.