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Health Informatics’ Students Receive HIMSS Indiana Scholarships

April 8, 2015

Each year the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Indiana Chapter awards scholarships to students who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

This year, the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has three students who are recipients:

Amy Konkle, BSN, RN, who is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Health Informatics, obtained her undergrad degree in nursing and spent several years as an inpatient nurse. She became a clinical applications analyst and has lead EMR implementations for multiple ambulatory clinics across the state. She is highly regarded for her expertise in Meaningful Use and Ambulatory EMR implementations, and is currently involved in EMR optimization efforts. Amy plans to further her career involving forecasting and strategy for EMR development and optimization.

Vanessa Liali, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management (HIM), initially began pursuing a degree in nursing. After learning about Health Informatics during her studies, she changed her major and has become actively involved in the HIM community serving on the HIM Connection board at IUPUI.

Preeti Rajmane is a part-time student pursuing a Master of Science degree in Health Informatics at IUPUI.  She is someone that always tries to seek out opportunities for advancement.  This has motivated her to choose the challenging field of Health Informatics.  Previously she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science Engineering.  She currently works as an intern at a private medical group,  is working towards a position in Information Technology integrated with healthcare that maximizes her personal, educational and professional abilities.

All award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the HIMSS Awards Gala on Tuesday, April 14 at the Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom, during the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition April 12-16.

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