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.
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
This award is reserved for any AHIA member(s) who have gone above the normal call of duty and served AHIA for at least 6 years. This is the Association's highest and most prestigious award.
Criteria: A candidate must have had a role in a strategic initiative of AHIA within the past 6 years and must have served as a member of the Board, Board Committee, or Subcommittee of the Board for at least 2 years. AHIA Board members are not eligible until 2 years following the end of their term.
The Institutional Award
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.
Criteria: 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.