Chapter Update - February 16, 2016

Chapter Update – February 16, 2016

In this update:

  • 2016 HIMSS Washington Scholarship Program
  • UW Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management degree
  • Save the date – register now
    • HIMSS Washington Networking Event at HIMSS 2016
    • Future of Healthcare in Washington
  • Get Involved


HIMSS Washington Scholarship Program


HIMSS WA Student Scholarship Program 2016 Award Period Coming Soon (April 4th through May 16th).

Starting April 4, 2016, students studying healthcare (e.g. science, technology, business, administration, public policy, or other related fields) from around Washington State will be able to apply for one of the four $3,000 HIMSS Washington Scholarships.

If you know a student who qualifies, please pass this email on!

Our chapter recognizes the importance of preparing the next generation of professionals. Through the scholarship program, we are able to support students as they pursue education for a career in Health IT. The introduction to the HIMSS WA organization also gives students opportunities to meet colleagues and prospective employers.

To apply for the scholarships, candidates complete a detailed application outlining their scholastic achievement, leadership skills, and industry-related training/experience. They also complete essays and supply academic references to support their candidacy. Each winner is required to be an HIMSS WA member and agree to actively participate in HIMSS WA activities.

Applications for the 2016 Scholarship Program will open April 4th with awards granted the early June. Information will be posted on the HIMSS Washington website shortly.

Please visit for more information.

Or, contact the HIMSS WA Emerging Professionals/Scholarship Chair directly at


UW Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management degree

As you consider master’s degree options, I invite you to consider the Master of Health Informatics & Information Management (MHIHIM) degree here at the University of Washington. This part-time program is designed for working professionals and allows you to continue working full-time while pursuing your advanced degree.

For more information please visit.



Gretchen Murphy, M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA

Director, Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management Program University of Washington


Upcoming Events

o   When: Thursday March 3rd, 2016 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PT)

o   Where: Margaritaville - Flamingo Las Vegas – 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

o   Register now


o   When: Thursday March 24th, 2016 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm Pacific)

o   Where: Bellevue College

o   Register now



Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities: Increase your company's exposure in front of our audience of senior healthcare information executives and other potential buyers by registering as a sponsor. 

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The HIMSS Washington is always looking for volunteers, please contact us if you would like to get involved or email


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