TN HIMSS President Named Chapter Leader of the Year

by / Tuesday, 28 January 2014 / Published in News

Brian Moyer Receives 2013 HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year Award
Each year, HIMSS honors its members for their contributions to the Society, their organizations and to health information technology

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Feb.10, 2014) – The Tennessee Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced today that its president, Brian Moyer, CPHIMS, FHIMSS has received the 2013 HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year Award. The Chapter Leader of the Year Award recognizes significant leadership, extraordinary contributions to HIMSS Chapters, the society, and a commitment to the HIT industry. The HIMSS Board of Directors approved the selection of the award winners at its December 2013 board meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Brian has led the fast-growing Tennessee chapter for the last year and placed a great deal of emphasis on creating structure, greater engagement, accountability and measurements within the leadership team of the chapter. He hosted several leadership retreats, developed a by-laws working group, and led multiple groups focused on chapter goals. As a result of these efforts, the chapter is one of the most profitable and well-run chapters, focused on accountability and structured engagements that led to a 40 percent growth in membership. Under Brian’s leadership, a committed and dedicated team of board members and volunteers annually produces the Summit of the Southeast conference, which hosts nearly 1000 individuals each year in Nashville, making it one of the largest HIMSS Chapter events in the country.

The HIMSS Awards Program recognizes lifetime achievement, scholarship programs, activities or publications with honors going to individuals, groups, and organizations for significant contributions to the Society, their organizations or to the health IT profession. All recipients of a HIMSS award must be a member in good standing of HIMSS.

HIMSS will honor all 2013 award winners at the HIMSS14 Awards Banquet on Feb. 25 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Tickets and tables are now available for this black-tie-optional event. Tickets to the Awards Banquet may be purchased through the general registration page for HIMSS14. Find out more about HIMSS14, from Feb. 23 -27, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

“The HIMSS Foundation recognizes the accomplishments of its award winners with the announcement of our 2013 recipients. Sharing their expertise, not only with HIMSS, but with the entire healthcare community, has helped advance our vision of improving health with IT. We congratulate these award winners for their achievements, as they join all award recipients who are part of the HIMSS Foundation awards program,” says R. Norris Orms, FACHE, CAE, Executive Director, HIMSS Foundation, and HIMSS Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

About Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS
The Tennessee Chapter of the national Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) fulfills the national mission within the Tennessee region. The Tennessee Chapter represents more than 1,500 members and has active involvement from a number of leading healthcare organizations within health care delivery, payor, technology and academic institutions. Each year the Tennessee Chapter organizes and hosts the Summit of the Southeast where nearly 1,000 health information and clinical professionals gather to exchange ideas and propel better healthcare. For more information on the Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS or upcoming events, please visit

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.