Northern Ohio Chapter Student Initiatives
The Northern Ohio Chapter of HIMSS is very active in providing our HIMSS student members a variety of opportunities to network with local HIMSS members, learn from our education programs, and benefit from our scholarship program. Northern Ohio Chapter is committed to helping students, providing career growth, throughout the healthcare industry.
"I’m appreciative of the opportunity Northern Ohio Chapter gave me and it has helped me further my education"
- Jason Fronek, Southwest General Health System (Past Student Board Member)
HIMSS Student Initiatives
Established in 1986, the HIMSS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, providing support and assistance to the organization, its members, and the industry through:
- Financial assistance (scholarships) to students studying in healthcare-IT related fields.
- Providing access for students to the Dorenfest Institute database.
- Providing financial relief/assistance for special need-based programs issues.
The Foundation offers scholarships to students in various areas of healthcare IT studies. Since the early 1990s, more than $150,000 in scholarships to more than 45 exceptional students has been awarded. These scholarships are awarded according to merit, financial need and other factors.