To be eligible for the HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award, the candidate must:
- Be a resident of Europe
- Be professionally active in Europe
The HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award consists of:
- A symbol of recognition
- Publication of information in an official HIMSS Publication and on the HIMSS Europe website
- The HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award is given in recognition of European level leadership in the field of eHealth.
- The award may be made for leadership in eHealth deployment, innovation, policy development, advocacy or training at a European level towards the transformation of healthcare.
- It may be made to an exceptional contribution, for a sustained engagement, or for a lifetime of exceptional leadership, which has had an impact across Europe.
- The HIMSS Governing Council will publish call for nominations of candidates via its website.
- Nominations can be submitted by a third party, whether a member of HIMSS or not.
- The nominations must be submitted here
- You will be asked to provide:
1. Brief bio of the individual
2. Concise description of contributions that deserve recognition by HIMSS Europe 3. CV with notable achievements for each position held
4. List of publications with references
5. List of presentations (featuring title, location and date)
- Recipient will be notified after the final approval by the Council and the awards ceremony will be held at eHealth Week 2015.
The HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award will be presented at eHealth Week 2015 in Riga, Latvia on 11 - 13 May, 2015.
HIMSS Europe is accepting submissions until Monday, 16 February 2015.
At the WoHIT Conference 2014, HIMSS Europe announced the winner of its eHealth Leadership 2014 award. The former Vice-councilor for Health in the Basque Country won the award for an initiative that is estimated to save the Basque healthcare system 360 million euros.
HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award recognised Fernandez for developing a "Chronic Patient Strategy" based on a plan to reduce the need for hospitalization, requests for medications and other avoidable expenses using IT resources and tools - telemedicine, electronic health records, electronic prescriptions and more - which help to optimize healthcare administration costs. The HIMSS Europe Governing Council valued that initiative was an inspiration to other autonomous communities in Spain which have implemented similar projects.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
HIMSS is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.