Central Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (CPHIMA)


CPHIMA is committed to the quality of health information for the benefit of patients, providers, and other users of clinical data.

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipient Announcement

CPHIMA is proud to announce Tijana Mrkalj and Dr. Omotese Oaikehena as this year’s scholarship award recipients.

Tijana is a full-time student enrolled in the Health Information Management program at Penn College and will complete her bachelor’s degree in December 2022. Not only has Tijana served as a member of the Health Information Association student organization as club secretary, but she is currently serving as CPHIMA’s student liaison. Tijana demonstrates commitment and leadership in the HIM profession, and we are very proud to name her as one of this year’s award recipients.

Dr. Omotese OaikehenaDr. Omotese Oaikehena is currently studying Health Informatics in the graduate program at Temple University and plans to graduate in May 2023. Dr. Oaikehena possesses a unique blend of training in medicine and informatics. She understands the importance of health informatics in bridging the gap between health information technology and healthcare to deliver safe and quality care to patients. After she graduates, she plans to work in a health-related industry, applying her health informatics knowledge and skills while eventually being involved in several Public Health-related research initiatives by pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Informatics.

Congratulations to both our award recipients! Well deserved!