Winter 2015HIMSS National Honors 2014 Award and Scholarship Recipients

Southern California Awarded Best Large Chapter and SoCal Chapter President Jim Brady Selected for Distinguished Fellows Service Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS National has just named its 2014 award and scholarship recipients.

blue ribbon1Our Southern California Chapter received its fourth National recognition for HIMSS Large Chapter of the Year.  This award  follows previous awards in 2008, and 2011, and is back to back with our recognition last year in 2013. The Chapter of the Year Award is given for sustained contributions to the health IT community in the chapter's geographic area. Examples of criteria for selection for a Chapter of the Year Award include:

  • Co-hosted events, speakers, partnerships, or collaborations with other professional societies or HIT entities
  • Academic outreach, scholarships, Student Liaison participation, or other activities with Emerging Professionals
  • State Advocacy or Public Policy Days, elected officials participating in events, Chapter Advocate Liaison participation, or additional advocacy efforts
  • Chapter communications including social media presence and e-newsletters
  • Sponsorship programs, membership campaigns, active committees in specific content areas, as well as involvement at the Annual Conference and participation in Chapter Leader Trainings
  • We are also evaluated for other innovative Chapter Initiatives we have promoted throughout the year.

Additionally,  we are pleased to share that our Chapter President, James Brady, was also recognized for his dedicated service to our industry and the HIMSS organization and has been awarded the Distinguished Fellows Service Award.  This is presented to a Fellow HIMSS member who, in the judgment of the HIMSS Fellows, has made significant, commendable and long-standing contributions to the Society. Jim has been engaged with numerous contributions, including speaking at key conferences, professional publications and promoting and providing professional education to our members and leaders. 

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.

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