At last month’s HIMSS Conference, Healthcare Informatics hosted a reception at the data hotel in Chicago to honor the recipients of the 2009 HCI Innovator Awards.
Detroit Medical Center received first place, Johns Hopkins Hospital placed second, and BayCare Health System took third place in the awards, which were voted on by nearly 2,000 readers after HCI’s editors narrowed the submissions to ten finalists.
Michael LeRoy, senior vice president and CIO of Detroit Medical Center, was on hand to accept the first place award, along with Patricia Natale, R.N., chief nursing officer for Harper University/Hutzel Women’s Hospital. Second place winner Johns Hopkins Hospital was represented by Steve Mandell, senior director for Clinical Information Systems, and CIO Lindsey Jarrell accepted the third place award for BayCare.
Speakers at the event included Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare, as well as HCI’s group publisher, Nicole Casement, and editor-in-chief, Anthony Guerra.
The event was attended by leaders from several healthcare organizations and vendors, including: Rick Schooler, vice president and CIO, Orlando Health; Dale Sanders, CIO, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation; Lynn Witherspoon, M.D., CMIO, Ochsner Health System; Rich Temple, CIO, AristaCare Health Services; Travis Gathright, CIO and corporate compliance officer, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital; Judith Faulkner, CEO, Epic Systems; Joe Bormel, M.D., MPH, chief medical officer and vice president of clinical product management, QuadraMed; Tim Tolan, senior partner, Sanford Rose Associates; as well as representatives from the sponsors, Philips Healthcare, CliniComp Intl., The SSI Group Inc., and 3Com.
Healthcare Informatics would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping to make the evening a success.