In anticipation of their world-renowned annual conference HIMSS18, HIMSS has announced that they, along with the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, have named Catherine Ivory the 2018 recipient of the HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. She will receive the award at the HIMSS18 Awards Gala in Las Vegas.
HIMSS and ANI present this award to one individual who, in the judgment of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors, has demonstrated significant leadership in the area of nursing informatics within the society and the healthcare community.
Throughout her career, Catherine Ivory has demonstrated her commitment to helping cultivate the next generation of nurse informaticists, HIMSS said in a statement.
Ivory is a board-certified informatics nurse and holds a secondary appointment to the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine. She now serves as the associate chief nurse executive and vice president of professional practice and care transformation at Indiana University Health.
Ivory spent 15 years as a staff nurse, clinical specialist and women's services nursing administrator at the healthcare system level, then joined the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty in 2012. Two years later she served as the 2014 President of the Association of Women's Health, OB and Neonatal Nurses, representing more than 300,000 nurses who care for women and newborns.
Her record of service with HIMSS is no less impressive. As an active volunteer with HIMSS, Ivory has served as a member of the HIMSS Standard Terminologies Task Force, the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee and also a member of the HIMSS Annual Conference Nursing Symposium Planning Committee – “actively engaging across all HIMSS nursing informatics communities,” HIMSS said.
“What impresses me about Cathy is her ability to collaboratively engage with senior executives, academic scholars as well practicing clinicians and relate to all while meeting their targeted needs for solutions within the informatics field,” said Kelly Aldrich, who nominated Ivory. Kelly is the chief clinical transformation officer at the Center for Medical Interoperability in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ivory will receive her award at the HIMSS18 Awards Gala from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 8 at the Wynn Hotel inside the Latour Ballroom.
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