Belmont University has been nominated for the Healthcare Workforce Development award, to be presented by the Tennessee HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) at the 2012 Summit of the Southeast being held on Oct. 16 and 17 at the Nashville Convention Center. The 2012 HIMSS Summit of the Southeast is a two-day conference joining together the Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee chapters of HIMSS, which allows healthcare IT professionals to discuss the state of the industry, as well as share thoughts and ideas on future technologies and endeavors. Speakers include prominent healthcare IT and medical professionals, and the event will also feature technology forums displaying leading-edge products from vendors.
The Healthcare Workforce Development award recognizes an outstanding company or organization with an organized program to foster and develop new healthcare IT professionals. Glenn Acree, director of Pathways to Science, Technology and Mathematics at Belmont University, has served for the last year on the TNHIMSS Workforce Development Committee, providing a voice for academics, encouraging internship development and recognition of the role of higher education in the development of the healthcare technology workforce pipeline.