Impact Makers’ Terri Ripley Receives HIMSS Founders Leadership Award

Impact Makers’ Principal Consultant Terri M. Ripley, MIT, CPHIMS, FHIMSS was honored with the Founders Leadership Award at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

The Founders Leadership Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated significant leadership within the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and/or the industry, in the judgment of the HIMSS Board of Directors.

TRipley_himss award 2014b“We are not surprised that Terri is being recognized by HIMSS for contributions to the society as well as her commitment to the Health IT industry,” says Kim Hardesty, MBA, PMP, FHIMSS, CPHIMS and President of the Virginia Chapter of HIMSS. “All of us on the Board of Virginia Chapter of HIMSS recognize and celebrate Terri for this well-deserved award that recognizes her for the whole body of work she has contributed over the years to the Health IT industry.”

“I have had the joy of working alongside Terri on many initiatives. Terri’s vibrant personality is equally matched by a keen intellect and ‘can do’ attitude. She’s most deserving of this distinctive recognition of her leadership and impact on our industry,” says Michael Matthews, CEO of MedVirginia.

Terri is an experienced Health IT Executive, with specialties in Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Health IT Standards, and the Integration of healthcare systems. She currently serves on the Virginia HIMSS Board, Chairing the Advocacy Committee, and is a member of the ConnectVirginia (HIE) Governance Board, Chairing the Financial Sustainability Committee. Previously, Terri served on the Governor’s Health Information Technology Advisory Commission (HITAC).

“Congratulations to Terri on her HIMSS award. We are pleased to have Terri on our leadership team and value her community involvement and advocacy efforts,” says Impact Makers’ CEO Michael Pirron.

Read the press release.