I spoke again today with Jacqueline Dailey, the vice president and CIO of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, which was named the first-place winner in the 2010 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program. She and CMIO Jim Levin, M.D., Ph.D., helped lead their fellow IT professionals, clinicians, and others at their organization to recognition from our industry because of the very worth innovation they let us know about, a year ago, involving making critical patient care data available every second of every day in the ICUs at Children’s. As Jacque told me again today, “Receiving that award creates a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in an organization, and helps people to separate some of the run of the mill things we do every day from some of the things that may be exceptional. And that motivates everybody across the organization.”
As we look to recognize innovative teams in healthcare IT for our February 2011 cover story, we’ve decided to extend our deadline until Nov. 17 for submissions to Innovators, in order to make sure we get the very best entries and are able to recognize the highest levels of innovative IT advances being made in the industry today.
So there’s still time to participate in this year’s program. Please consider sending us a submission. Just download the submission form from this website, and tell us about an innovation that your organization is proud of and that you think merits the attention of your peers across the industry. We look forward to hearing from you! I know Jacque and Jim at Children’s of Pittsburgh are glad they seized the opportunity in this most recent year’s program.