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CIO George Hickman Receives Highest Honor from HIMSS

ALBANY, N.Y., August 3, 2012óGeorge Hickman, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Albany Medical Center, has received the highest recognition awarded by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Hickman, a nationally-recognized expert in healthcare information technology, will receive the Life Member Award in recognition of his service, professional participation, job experience, publications and presentations at a ceremony early next year. He is a past HIMSS board chair, has chaired its executive compensation committee, and has served on various work groups and committees over his 30-year membership.

Hickman is a frequent speaker and lecturer and has published extensively, including co-authoring The Healthcare IT Planning Fieldbook.  He also is board chair-elect and a charter member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and a CHIME Fellow.

He received the prestigious CHIME/HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year award in 2007, an honor widely recognized as a lifetime achievement award for a CIO in the healthcare IT industry.
Hickman, who is an HIMSS Fellow, has served Albany Med since 2003. He holds a BS and an MS in engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with 350 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: or





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