What does it mean to be an innovator in healthcare today? In the face of a daunting array of policy, reimbursement, operational, staffing, and other challenges, leaders at pioneering healthcare organizations nationwide are moving forward boldly to create the healthcare of the future, strategically leveraging information technology to improve care quality, patient safety, efficiency, and data exchange.
For more than a decade, Healthcare Informatics has honored those at the forefront of healthcare IT innovation with its Innovator Awards signature issue. What's more, in the past few years, Healthcare Informatics has expanded this issue into an awards event tied into the annual HIMSS conference to further recognize exceptional achievement in advancing and directing the course of the industry. The Innovator Awards Program recognizes healthcare leadership teams who have effectively employed information technology to make a difference in their organizations and in the industry at large. Past Healthcare Informatics Innovators describe the Innovator Awards as a huge motivator that inspired them toward further innovation.