PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that Danny Kelley, director of information systems at White River Health System in Batesville, Arkansas, is the recipient of a $2,000 Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is applied towards secondary education earned at the annual College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIO Forum.
This scholarship is the sixth awarded by the Stoltenberg Future Fund program since its inception in 2009. Stoltenberg has pledged a total of $50,000 to the CHIME Education Foundation over a span of 25 years.
"I am very proud to accept the Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship and would like to thank Stoltenberg and CHIME for all of the programs and networking that are provided for healthcare information management executives," Kelley said. "This opportunity provides me with knowledge, tools and networking that advance not only my professional success, but also the success of my organization during these challenging times of healthcare reform. The Stoltenberg scholarship enables individuals like myself to participate, develop and succeed as a CIO in the future of health IT."
The Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship awards scholarships annually to the CHIME Education Foundation to be used for any of CHIME's educational events, including its Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, Fall CIO Forum, CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum and LEAD Forums. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be CHIME members in good standing, express need for financial support for continuing education and describe their professional goals in the healthcare IT industry.
"As healthcare IT is ever-evolving, we are focused on enabling a stronger future for industry leaders," said Sheri Stoltenberg, CEO, Stoltenberg Consulting. "By supporting continuing education, Stoltenberg can actively aid healthcare IT leaders to fully understand, plan and respond to ongoing compliance requirements and industry changes to yield more efficient and effective healthcare systems."
Kelley has been in his role as director of information systems at White River since 2006 and has been with the healthcare system for 16 years. Kelley utilized the scholarship towards his 2014 CHIME CIO Forum experience.
For more information about Stoltenberg Consulting, visit www.Stoltenberg.com. For more information about the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), please visit www.cio-chime.org.
About Stoltenberg Consulting Founded in 1995, Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., serves healthcare organizations with a variety of services including project management, implementation support, optimization and integration between systems. Stoltenberg consultants hold skills in both financial and clinical systems, averaging more than 15 years of direct on-site hospital experience. A two-time Best in KLAS Category Leader, Stoltenberg Consulting has grown to serve a client base of more than 200 preeminent healthcare organizations throughout the United States providing services for Siemens, Epic, Cerner, McKesson, Meditech, NextGen, Allscripts and Infor customers. For more information call 1-888-724-1326 or visit www.stoltenberg.com.