Once again, we at Healthcare Informatics have chosen to open our website for submissions to our Innovator Awards Program. As always, it is a great privilege and pleasure for us to sponsor this program. And as many readers know, the concept of team-base recognition, which began with the 2009 edition of the program, has encompassed numerous sets of multiple winning teams that our publication has recognized for their achievements across a very broad range of areas.
As it always does, the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program recognizes leadership teams from patient care organizations—hospitals, medical groups, integrated health systems, and other healthcare organizations—that have effectively deployed information technology in order to improve clinical, administrative, financial, or organizational performance.
The Innovators Program, as it has in the last few years, also recognizes vendor solution providers who are asked to describe their core products or services in five brand new categories this year. For the first time, we are asking vendors to submit their innovation in one of five critical health IT areas: Data Security; Value-Based Care; Revenue Cycle Management; Data Analytics; and Patient Engagement.
Indeed, this year, the Innovator Awards program will again include two tracks for innovation recognition—one for healthcare provider organizations and one for technology solution providers.
What’s more, the winning teams will be featured in the January/February issue of Healthcare Informatics, and winning vendor teams will be awarded a free booth at one of our HIT Summit Series events, at the city of their choosing.
At Healthcare Informatics, we are honored to be able to showcase these kinds of case studies from both providers and vendors; the achievements that they express exemplify the core of what we hope to encourage in U.S. healthcare today. At a time of extraordinary change in healthcare, now is as great a time as ever to showcase your innovations. Please consider submitting an entry to our program, and good luck in your entry!
--The Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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