HIMSS CEO and President H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, recently announced the winners of the 2012 CEO IT Achievement Award, saying that the winners “understand the benefits of health IT for their respective organizations as they inspired their staff members to provide the best in patient care and patient safety, and at the same time reduce medical errors.” The Award’s recipients—Dr. Steven Altschuler, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy in Chesterfield, Mo.; and Richard Miller, president and CEO of Virtua in Marlton, N.J.—will be honored at the National Healthcare IT Week Awards Ceremony in September in Washington DC. The annual Modern Healthcare and HIMSS CEO IT Achievement Award recognizes one or more healthcare industry chief executive officers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to using information technology to advance their healthcare organization's strategic goals. Click the link above to read more about this year’s winners.
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The National Science Foundation is supporting development of an entry level HIMSS health IT certification—CSHIMS. This session on July 13 will preview the new credential, and provide an overview of its place in industry, as well as identify who can benefit from obtaining the credential; clarify HIMSS benefits to those entering the field, and employers; and outline CSHIMS preparation and implementation steps. This program is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS).
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