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ILHIMA Award Nomination Form

It is time for ILHIMA members to consider and nominate those individuals they feel should be granted one of the awards bestowed by our organization. We encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on the health information management professionals whom you have come in contact with over the last year and, if they meet the qualifications, nominate them for one of the following awards:

Distinguished Member
The Distinguished Member Award is an honor given to an ILHIMA member who has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to ILHIMA and to the health information profession as a whole. This is a member who has made a lasting contribution to the Association, has served as a role model and mentor, and who has exercised continued leadership and dedication in serving ILHIMA.

Professional Achievement
The purpose of the Professional Achievement is to honor an ILHIMA member for contemporary or innovative achievement which advances the ideals of the profession. Criteria for selection includes any of the following:

  • Made a significant contribution to the body of health information management knowledge through the preparation of outstanding published material.
  • To be eligible for nomination, the candidate must be the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of journal/newsletter articles, books or chapters of books. Materials other than books must be published within one year of the time of nomination.
  • Presentation of HIM–related topics at seminars.
  • Presentation or publication of research findings related to HIM initiatives.

Outstanding New Professional
The Outstanding New Professional is to recognize new members who are within seven years of initial certification for an achievement or contribution which advances the ideals of the Association. Specific areas of focus are Administrative Capability, Leadership, Innovation/Creativity and Motivation/Attitude.

Nominating Process
To nominate an ILHIMA member (or to nominate yourself) for one of these honors, complete the Award Nomination Form below. Letters of support which describe the impact of the nominee's contributions and other documents which provide evidence of the contribution and results achieved can also be submitted when completing the online form below.

Note: Current Board of Directors are not eligible for awards.

1. About the Nominee
2. Please indicate award for the nomination submitted *This question is required.
4. Letters of support which describe the impact of the nominee's contributions and other documents which provide evidence of the contribution and results achieved can also be submitted.
5. Nomination submitted by