Beaumont physician James L. Holly, M.D. founded Southeast Texas Medical Associates in 1995 with the late Mark A. Wilson, M.D., forming a group practice that took the best of the old healthcare-delivery system and merged it with a new technological approach.
Those efforts have been honored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which has bestowed its Physician IT Leadership Award on Holly.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes more than 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share its mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems.
Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS named its 2012 award and scholarship recipients. The HIMSS Foundation and five HIMSS chapters provided 10 scholarships to students enrolled in health IT and management systems degree programs.
“The HIMSS award recipients are individuals and organizations that have contributed to HIMSS mission of leading healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technology. Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and for the use of their skills to expand health IT,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, PMP, vice president, Professional Development, HIMSS.
Award winners are nominated in four award categories: industry service, HIMSS service, publications and chapters. All award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the HIMSS Awards Banquet on March 5 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.