The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (Cherokee, N.C.) and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (Trenton, N.J.) have won the 2008 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Public Health Award of Excellence, according to the organization.
The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority earned praised for improvements in screening for 10 different measures impacting overall population health, while the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services was honored for the achievements of its Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System.
The call for applications for the 2009 awards opens the second week of January 2009; for more information, visit www.himss.org/davies. The award recognizes the impact of information technology and information management on improving the health of a defined population.
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