Eligibility: Current CHIME members
Award: $1500 to include full registration scholarship for a CHIME member to attend the CHIME HIMSS CIO Forum.
Neal L. Patterson Community and Rural Hospital Scholarship
In 2017, Cerner worked with CHIME to develop the Neal L. Patterson Community and Rural Hospital Scholarship. This endowed scholarship is intended for CIOs who’ve made a significant impact in community and rural hospitals and demonstrated exceptional dedication to improving the lives of the people they serve.
Applicants for the scholarships must be current CHIME members. The winner will receive complimentary registration to the Forum and may submit travel expenses for reimbursement with any remaining funds at the conclusion of the event.
Neal L. Patterson Scholarship (Cerner sponsored)
- Must be a current CHIME member
1. Essay: Scholarship candidates must demonstrate their interest by submitting an essay. The essay should be
no longer than 1,000 words.
PART A: This part of the essay should address the candidate’s vision and goals as a healthcare IT leader and how they have demonstrated leadership in their organization.
PART B: This part of the essay should address how this scholarship and attendance at the Fall CIO Forum will enhance the candidate’s ability to improve their healthcare IT leadership skills and enhance their current position as a CIO. Also in this section of the essay, if the candidate’s organization has limited resources for funding staff development, please include an explanation of those issues and how the scholarship would help them achieve their staff development goals.
2. Resume: Scholarship candidates should provide a current resume highlighting their experience
and/or achievements in the healthcare IT field.