ArHIMSS Donates Over $24,000 to Provide Scholarships to Students

The ArHIMA Board would like to thank Arkansas HIMSS Chapter for their generous donation to continue the Blankenship, Johnson, and Wilkins Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in a health information/informatics program. David Blankenship, Steven Johnson and Melinda Wilkins began with a vision for helping students many years ago as the Arkansas HIMSS chapter was beginning and work to see this endeavor continue.

With over 50 HIMSS Chapters across North America including the United States, its territories, and Canada, HIMSS serves as the connection point for members and policymakers on key health information and technology priorities. The HIMSS Chapter Advocacy program provides an opportunity for each HIMSS chapter to elect or appoint one or more of its members to expand HIMSS priorities through grassroots and grasstops engagement.

Collectively, HIMSS Chapter Advocates make up the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR). The CAR was established in 2004 to expand HIMSS’ outreach beyond Congressional and federal activities and it is an essential part of the greater HIMSS advocacy network. HIMSS CAR members serve as a strong coordinated voice and respected source of information about health information and technology. CAR members, through Researching, Educating, Power Building, and Monitoring, are able to influence state and local health information and technology policies.