HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Service Award

Purpose and History

The HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Service Award honors the achievements of members within the society who have five years or less work experience in health information and technology and who are making significant contributions to their professions and the community in the field of health information and technology.

The HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Service Award consists of:

  • Symbol of recognition
  • Public announcement in an official HIMSS publication and on relevant website(s)
  • Opportunity to serve on the Emerging Healthcare Leaders Service Awards Selection Committee for two subsequent years

Eligibility and Criteria

To be considered for the award, nominees must demonstrate the following:

  • A significant contribution to his/her organization representative of the HIMSS vision, better health through information and technology
  • Leadership ability, innovations, and/or achievements that have enhanced the health of the patient community and/or their organizations
  • Five years or less work experience in health information and technology
  • Is respected and recognized as a role model to peers in the industry
  • Nominee must be a HIMSS Member in good standing
  • Is not serving on a HIMSS Board of Directors or any HIMSS Advisory Boards
  • Cannot be currently employed by HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any component of HIMSS
  • Award judges are ineligible to be nominated
  • Nominees must agree that within one year of receiving the award, they will provide HIMSS a minimum of two pieces of content (article postings, interview for podcast, etc.) which HIMSS may publish

Nomination Process

Any person meeting the eligibility and required criteria may be nominated. Candidates may also nominate themselves for the award. Only completed applications submitted by the published deadline will be considered.
The online application form will require the following information:

  • A completed application using the online nomination form
  • A brief biographical sketch that demonstrates why the nominee should be considered for the award (1,000 words or less)
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • One letter of recommendation outlining how the nominee meets the required criteria

Questions? Contact awards@himss.org.