HAP Student Receives Scholarship from HIMSS-NCA
June 11, 2015
Nirmal Sharma Dulal, an MS in Health Informatics candidate at George Mason, received a scholarship from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society National Capital Area Chapter (HIMSS-NCA) on May 21. HIMSS-NCA’s scholarship program recognizes students who are pursuing a health information or systems management degree and who are helping shape the future of the profession.
Founded in 1961, HIMSS is comprised of several national and international chapters, totaling more than 52,000 members, and works to create “better health through information technology.” As a part of these efforts, HIMSS-NCA awards one scholarship in three categories (graduate student, undergraduate student, and associate’s level student) to students who are promoting the development and improvement of health care information management as an essential contribution to quality patient care.
Dulal hopes to pursue a career in data analysis. Prior to coming to Mason, Dulal received his masters in sociology in Nepal, and he worked as a medical transcription quality analyst, which got him interested in health informatics. Currently, Dulal is a health information specialist at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.