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Outstanding Member Nomination
Due August 25, 2016 by 4:00pm

Once again it is time for the OkHIMA Board of Directors to honor an Outstanding Member of our association.  The purpose of this award is to honor a member for his/her outstanding contributions to the profession and the association on various levels. 

Please refer to the enclosed Procedure for Nomination, complete the enclosed nomination form or submit your nomination electronically, if submitting electronically, the form requires all information to be included from the approved form.   The form must be signed by the person making the nomination for it to be valid, if electronic submission, e-mail site and name must be available.  The form should be returned to Julie Hill, jahill@okheart.com no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 25th, 2016, for consideration.   The Board of Directors will vote at the OkHIMA Strategic Planning meeting on August 26, 2016.  Click here for the Outstanding Nomination form

The OkHIMA Outstanding Member will be announced at the Annual Conference and be presented with: 

ü  A plaque presented at the annual meeting

ü  Free registration to the annual meeting

ü  An article in the OkHIMA publication and AHIMA journal

ü  An article in the recipient’s local newspaper

ü  A $50 contribution to AHIMA Foundation in the name of the recipient by OkHIMA


It is so important to recognize those members who contribute to the development and growth of our profession.  Please take the time to recognize someone who you feel has made a real contribution to the success of the Health Information Management Profession.

Join us in at the Renaissance Convention Center

in Tulsa, OK, for the 2016 OkHIMA Annual

Convention & Exhibit.
**please mention OKHIMA for hotel group rate code or Oklahoma Health Information Management 

For further info, go to the Events tab and then Annual Convention

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