Healthcare Informatics Announces 12 Semi-Finalists in 2011 IT Innovator Awards

Top Quote Healthcare Informatics IT Innovator Awards recognize IT innovations in healthcare leadership teams for fourth straight year. Top Three Finalists will be honored at the 2011 HIMSS Conference. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 25, 2010 - NEW YORK - Healthcare Informatics [], the industry-leading publication for health IT professionals, has announced the 12 semi-finalists for its 2011 IT Innovator Awards. The 2011 Awards mark the publication's fourth consecutive year of honoring healthcare leadership teams who have effectively employed information technology to make a difference in their organizations and in the industry at large.

    The 12 semi-finalists were chosen by the magazine's editors from a pool of submissions 65% larger than that of last year. Reader voting will close on Tuesday, Nov. 23, and the Top Three Finalists will be honored at the 2011 HIMSS Conference [].

    The 12 Semi-finalists in the 2011 IT Innovator Awards are (in alphabetical order):
    Adventist Health System [clinical]
    For: CPOE implementation, 25 hospitals in 28 months
    Adventist Health System [financial]
    For: Self-service billing and registration
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    For: Medication linking in chemotherapy
    Children's Hospital and Medical Center (Omaha)
    For: Clinical analytics and business intelligence
    Denver Health
    For: Clinical quality scorecard
    Edward Hospital
    For: Text-click-call in the ED
    Fletcher Allen Health Care
    For: An EHR and meaningful use journey
    For: Maine's health information exchange
    Memorial Hospital and Health System (South Bend)
    For: Telemedicine for high-risk OB
    Muir Medical Group IPA
    For: Enterprise chart
    Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)
    For: Statewide health information exchange
    Southeast Texas Medical Associates
    For: The SETMA model of care

    About the IT Innovator Awards Signature Issue and Event:

    For a number of years, Healthcare Informatics has honored those at the forefront of healthcare IT innovation with its IT Innovator Awards issue. In the past four years, Healthcare Informatics has expanded the concept to encompass innovative teams in healthcare organizations, as well as a more high-profile level of recognition at its annual reception during the HIMSS Conference[]. The focus of the program continues to be around recognizing exceptional achievement in leveraging information technology to facilitate clinical transformation and spur efficiency and effectiveness. And this year, for the first time, medical groups and health information exchanges were eligible to submit to the program, and have participated. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Nicole Casement by phone at (212) 812-8416, or by email at ncasement ( @ ) vendomegrp dot com dot

    About Healthcare Informatics:
    Healthcare Informatics focuses on supporting the information needs of C-suite IT leaders with actionable leadership strategies to achieve their organizations' goals, optimize operations, and improve patient care quality. The magazine targets CIOs and other healthcare IT decision makers, including IT, clinical, and executive leaders of hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and other patient care organizations, offering insight on and analysis of EMR/EHR, clinical IT, ARRA-HITECH, and other key developments, as well as patient safety, quality, and efficiency innovations in the inpatient and ambulatory areas.

    Media Contact:
    Jennifer Prestigiacomo
    jprestigiacomo ( @ ) vendomegrp dot com

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