AHIMA Triumph Awards Guidelines
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Since their inception in 1994, the AHIMA Triumph Awards have honored those professionals responsible for advancing the field of health information management (HIM). Each year, AHIMA members nominate those that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and talent. As part of a long and cherished tradition, the Triumph Awards continue to be the highest recognition of excellence, dedication and service, and are presented annually at the AHIMA Convention & Exhibit.
Nominations & Awards
Nominations for 2013 will be accepted through June 3, 2013, for recognition in 11 award categories (See award categories tab). Nominees must be AHIMA members or corporate sponsors (see nomination guidelines for rules and exceptions) Nominations are only acceptable via the online application. No exceptions.
AHIMA Triumph Award winners will be notified on or before August, 2013, and presented with the awards at the 2013 AHIMA Convention & Exhibit. While not mandatory, all recipients are encouraged to be present or to designate an individual to accept the award on their behalf. Please note that attendance at the convention, registration fees, and associated travel fees are the responsibility of the recipient. Award winners will be featured in the Journal of AHIMA and on the AHIMA website in the AHIMA Triumph Awards section. In addition, AHIMA will provide all awardees with a press release for distribution to recipient’s local media outlets.
2013 AHIMA Triumph Awards Committee
Diann H. Smith, MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
Gloria G. Anderson, MEd, RHIA, CCS
Mark S. Dietz, RHIA
William Lee Ford, MHA, RHIT, CPC, CPC-H, CHC
Marion K. Gentul, RHIA, CCS
Roger Hettinger, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CMC, CPMA
Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA
Andrea G. Koppelmann, MS, RHIA
April D. Robertson, MPA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA
Marilyn K. Render
Carolyn Guyton-Ringbloom, MBA, RD
All nominations must be submitted using the Triumph Awards Nomination Form, completed in its entirety. Nominations must follow the nomination guidelines and must include the supporting materials listed below. Nominations for the 2013 Triumph Award nominations are due by June 3, 2013.
Individuals who have previously won a particular award are not eligible to win that award again, even if it has been reformatted. They may, however, be nominated for a different award. The Nominator is responsible for assuring that all required documentation is collected for the nominee. Incomplete submissions may adversely impact the committee's ability to adequately and fully evaluate a nominee.
The AHIMA Triumph Awards Committee will review all nominations for determination of award issuance. If none of the nominees for a particular award reflect the level of achievement expected of an award recipient, the committee reserves the right to recommend that the award not be presented.
Members of the AHIMA Triumph Awards Committee, the AHIMA Board of Directors, the AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors, and AHIMA staff are not eligible for awards during their term of service, even if the service for which they would be nominated occurred prior to their term of service or employment.
All nomination materials become the property of AHIMA. Materials cannot be returned.
AHIMA strives to reflect in its membership and leadership the diversity within the United States, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, special needs and other diverse populations. AHIMA encourages the celebration of promotion of diversity through education mentoring, recognition, leadership and other programs.
General Guidance: Identifying Persons to Nominate for AHIMA Triumph Awards
Potential sources for nominees include the following: ACE members, State Leaders, Fellows, and other HIM professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders.