STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: In addition to providing educational opportunities and networking with professionals already in the healthcare information management field, students are eligible for annual scholarships provided by HIMSS Foundation. Three $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually, one each for undergraduates, Master’s and PhD candidates. Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and the potential for future leadership as demonstrated by communication skills and participation in HIMSS activities. In addition to the scholarship, the winners receive an all-expense paid trip to the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. Participation in HIMSS activities is often the distinguishing factor when awarding scholarships.

In summary, membership in an affiliated chapter provides career development, education on a local level, networking with peers, and an opportunity to influence healthcare policy on a national level. Membership in our chapter will provide convenient opportunities to:

• grow professionally
• learn new things from others
• network with other health care professionals
• learn about job opportunities
• work collaboratively on healthcare community common initiatives
• give back to the profession
• become a chapter leader