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CHIME Outstanding Service Award
CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award
Innovator of the Year Award and Bill W. Childs/Leidos Innovator Scholarship
CHIME Collaboration Award
CHIME Foundation Industry Leader Award
The John E. Gall Jr. Award
Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership
Past Award Recipients

Fellow Program
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John Glaser Scholarships
Correll Scholarship
Jim Turnbull Scholarship
Stoltenberg 25-Year Future Fund Criteria and Application
CIO Forum Scholarship

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CHIME Foundation Members

CHIME/HIMSS John E. Gall CIO of the Year

Submission due by October 10, 2014

The award is named in honor of John E. Gall, Jr. who pioneered the implementation of healthcare information systems at El Camino Hospital in the 1960s. The recipient of the John E. Gall, Jr. award for the “CIO of the Year” shall be selected jointly by the Boards of Directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The award shall be presented to the CIO, who, in the opinion of the joint Boards of Directors, has best demonstrated the qualities of leadership in healthcare as described in the award criteria. This award shall be given for a lifetime of success and achievement as a CIO in the healthcare IT industry.

Click here to see a list of past winners of the John E. Gall Award.

A candidate is required to meet these criteria:

  1. Is currently employed as a CIO and is a member in good standing of CHIME and HIMSS and has maintained that membership for not less than five consecutive years.
  2. Has participated in either leadership or organizational activities as a member of CHIME or as a member of HIMSS.
  3. Has demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology in support of the strategic initiatives of his/her organization.
  4. Represents the highest standards of leadership in information technology in healthcare.
  5. Is respected and recognized as a role model to peers and the industry as exhibited by: 1) name recognition as an industry thought leader and spokesperson, and 2) progression of organizational and professional accomplishments vis a vis a successful track record over an extended period of time.
  6. Has advanced the professional standards embraced by CHIME and HIMSS.
  7. Is currently not serving on the Board of Directors for HIMSS or CHIME.

Nomination Process
The Gall Award is publicized to members of CHIME and HIMSS. Members from either organization can nominate a candidate for the Award; any person meeting the eligibility requirements can also nominate themselves for the Award.

The online application form will ask for the following information:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A brief biographical sketch (1000 words or less)
  3. Publications – list and provide representative copies
  4. Provide 3 references stating reasons for supporting the nomination
  5. Resume/curriculum vitae – provide both employment history and notable achievements for each position held

The deadline to nominate yourself or one of your colleagues is October 10, 2014. To nominate someone for the award, please click here.

The John E. Gall Jr. Award is presented to the winner at the HIMSS Annual Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHIME office at 734-665-0000 or staff@chimecentral.org.