AHIA Volunteer Service Awards
AHIA could not achieve its vision "To be the premiere association for healthcare internal auditing” without the active, ongoing support of its volunteers who spend countless hours meeting, brainstorming, organizing and implementing programs to provide valuable resources, education and support to the healthcare internal audit community. Annually, AHIA requests nominations to recognize the significant accomplishments for an individual or organization.
Recipients: These individuals have been instrumental in the elevation of the profession of healthcare internal auditing and to the growth and success of AHIA!
AHIA Outstanding Service Award
The AHIA Outstanding Service Award honors any individual for his/her substantial support of AHIA.
Criteria: Candidates may have served AHIA in only one capacity or one year but their endeavor(s) demonstrated a significant contribution in furthering the mission and/or goals of AHIA. Individuals considered for this award need not be an AHIA member. Contributions include, but are not limited to, demonstrated expertise in AHIA Body of Knowledge and sharing that expertise with fellow members through educational presentations (conference, seminars, webinars, etc.); contributing materials to the Audit Library; writing articles for New Perspectives; and/or actively contributing to e-resources such as the Connected Community and/or Tech Talk. Consideration would also be given to an individual who help with any AHIA strategic initiative in the past year.
AHIA Professional Practices Award
The AHIA Professional Practices Award honors an AHIA member who has promoted or demonstrated excellence in the areas of Clinical Quality, Information Technology and Security, General Audit Management, Compliance, Health Plans and/or Revenue Cycle.
Criteria: Candidates considered for this award should be a current AHIA member who has demonstrated expertise in one or more of the above-noted categories, sharing that expertise with fellow members through educational presentations (conference, seminars, webinars, etc.); contributing materials to the Audit Library; writing articles for New Perspectives; and/or actively contributing to e-resources such as the List Serve and Tech Talk.
The Founders Award
The Founders Award may be awarded annually at the Annual Conference to any AHIA member(s) who have demonstrated a significant and continuing commitment in furthering the goals and objectives of AHIA and the healthcare internal auditing profession. The award is named in honor of the four founders of the Healthcare Internal Audit Group (HAIG — the original name of AHIA): James E. Bolinger, Margaret A. Richardson, William G. Sites, and William L. Werner.
Criteria: a) Each candidate for the Founders Award must have served AHIA in some capacity for a minimum of 6 years prior to nomination for the award. b) A candidate must have served as a member of AHIA Board, Board Committee, or Subcommittee of the Board for 2 – 4 years. c) A candidate must have had a role in a strategic initiative of AHIA within the past 4 years. d) If a candidate served in a Board position, the candidate cannot be nominated until two years following the end of their term. This does not apply to Board Committee or Subcommittee membership.
The Institutional Award
The Institutional Award may be awarded periodically at the Annual Conference to organizations that have demonstrated continuing support of AHIA’s goals and objectives by providing advice, counsel, and operational assistance in furthering those goals and objectives.
Criteria: This award is given to those institutions (Universities, Hospitals, Health Systems, Vendors, professional services firms, etc.) that have demonstrated continuing support of AHIA's goals and objectives in furthering our mission and vision. The support could exist in many forms, such as providing facilities, staff, advice, counsel, operational assistance, or other resources. The Institution must have shown active support of AHIA for six or more consecutive years.
AHIA Rising Star Award
The AHIA Rising Star Award honors an AHIA member who is up and coming in the healthcare internal audit field.
Criteria: Candidates for this award should be a current AHIA member with 5 years or less healthcare internal auditing experience who embodies the future of the profession through excellence in healthcare internal auditing and active participation in AHIA activities.
It is important to note that these awards may not be given each and every year, but are reserved for those individuals and organizations that have provided timely and/or consistent support by one or more of the various means described above.