SLU Health Information Management Student Wins Prestigious Triumph Award
Curran Eigelberger, a recent graduate of the Health Information Management program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences, was recently named an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Triumph Award recipient. Eigelberger received his award at the 2016 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Baltimore, Maryland.
The AHIMA Triumph Awards were created in 1994, and they were designed to honor both professionals and students responsible for advancing the field of health information management. Each year, AHIMA members nominate individuals in the field they believe have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and talent. Within the AHIMA, the Triumph Awards are the highest recognition of excellence, dedication and service.
“To receive such an honor from AHIMA was truly special,” Eigelberger said. “Saint Louis University and the Health Information Management program have given me so much, and whenever I can represent the Billiken on a national level it is truly special to me. I would not be where I am today without HIM and SLU.”
Health Information Management Program Director Teresa Neal, MHA, RHIA, was very happy to see Eigelberger receive recognition for his hard work.
“We are very proud that Curran was honored with the 2016 AHIMA Triumph Student Award,” Neal said. “Curran demonstrated his leadership in and enthusiasm for the health information management profession both inside and outside of the classroom. We are excited for what the future holds for him.”
Eigelberger is currently a master’s student at the University of Missouri – Columbia where he is pursuing a degree in Health Administration. Ultimately, Eigelberger wants to affect healthcare by improving transparency throughout the system and breaking the mold for the traditional fee for service that is used in many health care facilities.
“I hope to have a positive impact on improving preventative health care interventions along with policy implications that can help improve the overall health care of the United States,” Eigelberger said.