Baltimore, Maryland (July, 2019) –  The Maryland HIMSS Chapter is pleased to announce the opening of their annual call for applications of their Health IT scholarships. Every year, Maryland HIMSS awards 1-2 deserving students actively enrolled in a health care information technology and/or computer science related degree program.  “We are honored to support the educational advancement for our chapter members while also providing opportunities for professional development” said Anna Schoenbaum, Chair of Professional Development for the Maryland HIMSS Chapter. In addition to the $2,500.00 award, recipients will also receive:

·     Honorary Maryland HIMSS Chapter Membership for one year 

·     Admittance into all Chapter Education Programs at no cost

·     Appointment to a chapter committee of choice 

Potential applicants are asked to review the scholarship specifics and apply online on the Maryland Chapter website at http://md.himsschapter.org/. “The Maryland HIMSS Scholarship is an excellent investment in our local industry and membership. Our Board continues to focus on strategic partnerships with colleges and universities across the state. This is one way that we are committed to giving back to our community and investing in Maryland’s future. And you will see more focus on that in the coming year,” said Kathryn Whitmore, President of the Maryland Chapter. Application packages are due Monday, August 19, 2019.  

 

For more information, contact:

Anna E. Schoenbaum, Professional Development Chair

Maryland HIMSS, Board of Directors

410.328.7207

MD.ProDev@himsschapter.org

http://md.himsschapter.org/ 

 

About HIMSS 

HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health information and technology, so they have the right information at the point of decision.

HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of information and technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.

 

About Maryland HIMSS Chapter 

The Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) provides leadership in the advancement and effective use of technology for all aspects of care.

We have over 2000 members throughout the state and growing! Our membership includes individuals in the fields of information systems, government & policy, clinicians & allied health, bio-medical engineers, telehealth & more. We support and serve academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, government and for profit companies in health care delivery, managed care, consulting and technology.  

Our goal is to provide professional development through high quality educational sessions and by creating networking opportunities throughout the year for all of our members. Maryland HIMSS also offers several volunteer opportunities with committees, including program planning, membership, advocacy, professional development, CXO, and communications.