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HIMSS Announces 2012 Award and Scholarship Recipients

January 23, 2013
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has recognized outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, recently naming its 2012 award and scholarship recipients. The HIMSS Foundation and five HIMSS chapters provided 10 scholarships to students enrolled in health IT and management systems degree programs.  

"The HIMSS award recipients are individuals and organizations that have contributed to HIMSS mission of leading healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technology. Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and for the use of their skills to expand health IT," JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS, said in a statement. 

Award winners are nominated in four award categories:  industry service, HIMSS service, publications and chapters. All award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the HIMSS Awards Banquet on March 5, 2013, from 6:30–9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.



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