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Healthcare Informatics Innovators - Winners


First Place:

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Second Place:

Scottsdale Health Partners, Scottsdale, AZ

Third Place (tie):

Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indianapolis, IN

Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Allina Health

Unity Point-Meriter

Yale-New Haven

Hackensack University Medical Center

Geisinger Health System

Stanford Medicine & Stanford Health Care

Florida Hospital

Multicare Health System


First Place:

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Toppenish, WA

Second Place (Tie):

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Children’s Health Alliance, Portland, Ore.

Third Place:

Bon Secours Medical Group, Richmond, VA


  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
  • Blanchard Valley Health System
  • NextLevel Health
  • Penn Medicine
  • Military Health System


Catholic Medical Partners, Buffalo, NY

Second-Place (Tie):
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
North Memorial HealthCare, Robbinsdale, MN

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


  •  Baystate Health (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  •  Care at Home Community Healthcare (Campbell, California)
  •  Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, Texas)
  •  CHRISTUS Health (Dallas, Texas)
  •  Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  •  North Shore LIJ Health System (Manhasset, New York)
  •  Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)
  •  Penn Medicine (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  •  Rhode Island Quality Institute (Providence, Rhode Island)




NorthShore University HealthSystem/NorthShore Medical Group
, Evanston, Ill.

Second-Place (Tie):
Louisiana Public Health Institute/Crescent City Beacon Community, New Orleans
Colorado Beacon Consortium, Grand Junction, Colo.

Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, Tex.

Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Mich.
Ozark Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Clinton, Ark.





  • The New York City Department of Health
  • Michigan Health Connect
  • Blessing Hospital
  • Marshfield Clinic


  • Allina Hospitals and Clinics (Minneapolis, Minnesota): Patient Census Dashboard
  • Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, California): Leading Change, Advancing Health: A Model to Transform Practice
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, New York): Reduction of Unnecessary Transfusions
  • Phoenix Indian Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona): EHR Implementation
  • Texas Health Resources (Arlington, Texas): Nurse Champion EHR Optimization
  • University Hospitals Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio): PACS Integration
  • University of Missouri Health System (Columbia, Missouri): Well Baby Nursery Automation/Paperless Rounding
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): Online eVisits
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Digital Pathology Consultation Portal
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Payer-Provider Clinical Information Integration
  • Visiting Physicians Association, U.S. Medical Management (Troy, Mich.): Applying Technology to Mobile Medicine




  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Omaha
  • Southeast Texas Medical Associates
  • Maine's HealthInfoNet


  • Adventist Health System [clinical]
  • Adventist Health System [financial]
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Denver Health
  • Edward Hospital
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • HealthInfoNet
  • Memorial Hospital and Health System
  • Muir Medical Group IPA
  • Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)
  • Southeast Texas Medical Associates



  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Chester County Hospital


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Baylor Health Care System
  • Mercy Health Partners
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System
  • Meridian Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences





  • Detroit Medical Center
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • BayCare Health System


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan /Detroit Medical Center
  • Duke University Health System
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Orlando Health
  • University of Texas Southwestern University Hospitals



  • Patricia Skarulis, Vice President and CIO Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Harry Lukens, Senior Vice President and CIO, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network,
  • Allentown, Pa.
  • Lynn Witherspoon, M.D., System Vice President and CIO, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, La.
  • Daniel Mingle, M.D. Director and Ambulatory EMR Project, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, Maine
  • Marc Probst, Chief Information Officer, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Paula Hansen, R.N., Vice President, Clinical Informatics, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • David Bernard, M.D., Ph.D. ,Medical Director of Clinical Pathology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Donna Staton, Chief Information Officer, Fauquier Health System, Warrenton, Va.
  • Ken Lawonn, Chief Information Officer, Alegent Health System, Omaha, Neb.
  • Jose Ignacio Valenzuela, M.D., Head of Special Projects, Education Division, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia



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