The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced that nominations are now open for the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.
Nominations can be made through Monday, August 28th and the nomination form can be found here.
The HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards recognizes influential women at all stages of their career progressions. The awards celebrate those females harnessing the power of IT to transform health and healthcare and is inclusive of all women of influence, no matter where they may be in the health IT field. Recipients are selected by an Awards Selection Committee comprised of past recipients of this award.
To be considered for the award, nominees must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of IT to positively transform health and healthcare; active leadership of the effective use of IT in support of the strategic initiatives of her organization; advancing importance of health IT to organizational leadership and advancing the best use of IT within communities. Nominees also are expected to demonstrate that they are driving innovation (thinking outside of the box) of health IT by an entity, communities, or populations and serving as a mentor to women colleagues seeking to enter, or advance within, the health IT field.
HIMSS 2017 recipients include Shareefa Al Abulmonem, head of eServices, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia; Marion J. Ball, senior advisor, IBM-Center for Computational Health; Rachelle Blake, CEO and managing director, Omni Med Solutions, Germany; Christina Caraballo, senior healthcare strategist, Get Real Health; Karen DeSalvo, M.D., acting assistant secretary of health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Karen Guice, M.D., acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, U.S. Department of Defense and Lisa Stump, chief information officer, Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine.