HIMSS reveals clinical IT leadership award winners; Hopkins provides tuition for HIT students;

> HIMSS on Monday announced the winners of its clinician IT leadership awards for 2011. American Nurses Association Senior Policy Fellow Carol Bickford and Kathleen Smith, the chief nursing informatics officer for Care Systems in Rockville, earned the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. Russell Leftwich, the chief medical informatics officer of the Tennessee State Office of eHealth, earned the HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award. Announcement

> The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will provide tuition support for an additional 30 applicants who meet a Feb. 15 deadline for the fall 2012 Applied Health Informatics Program. Students are eligible for up to $10,000 in support, which was made available via the HITECH Act. Announcement

> Healthcare has been one of the primary driving factors in the increased construction of data centers, a study by data center contractor Mortenson Construction determined. Announcement

> Surgeons in the Netherlands say they successfully completed the world's first jaw transplant on an 83-year-old woman using 3D printing technology last June, Healthcare Global reported. Article

And Finally... When it rains, it pours. Article

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