On behalf of the Western PA Chapters of ACHE/HFMA/HIMSS/WPHIMA Planning Committee for the 2016 Western PA Healthcare Summit (PAHS), we would like to congratulate Caroline Laurito on being selected as the recipient of this year’s Annual Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit (PAHS) student scholarship. Caroline will be attending the Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit where she will volunteer her services during the conference while listening to the industry-leading experts and networking with individuals from the Pittsburgh’s leading healthcare business education organizations: AAHAM, ACHE, HFMA, HIMSS, and WPHIMA.

Caroline is a current student at CCAC in the HIT program, an active student member of WPHIMA, and wrote about how Health Information Management (HIM) professionals will begin to see the delivery of healthcare change with the use of data and Big Data impacting her career as well as the delivery of healthcare.