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is ac­cept­ing sub­mis­sions for the sec­ond an­nual IT Case Study Con­test. The pro­gram rec­og­nizes health­care in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy im­ple­men­ta­tion projects that have im­proved pa­tient care and that also may be el­i­gi­ble for fund­ing from the Amer­i­can Re­cov­ery and Rein­vest­ment Act of 2009, com­monly known as the stim­u­lus law. The sub­mis­sion dead­line is April 30.

Health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions or cor­po­ra­tions whose pri­mary func­tion is pro­vid­ing health­care ser­vices to pa­tients or fi­nanc­ing health­care ser­vices for pa­tients are el­i­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate. Sub­mis­sions must be writ­ten by a chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer or se­nior-level IT ex­ec­u­tive and must in­clude the fol­low­ing:

A de­scrip­tion of the health IT or sys­tem adopted, in­clud­ing cost, man­power and other re­sources needed.

Ev­i­dence of how the health IT or sys­tem is be­ing used to im­prove pa­tient care or pa­tient-care de­liv­ery.

The strat­egy for seek­ing fund­ing for the IT or sys­tem. Sub­mit­ted case stud­ies must be orig­i­nal and exclusive to

Hard-copy sub­mis­sions should be sent to: IT Case Study Con­test; c/o Shawn Rhea, 360 N. Michi­gan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60601. Elec­tronic sub­mis­sions should be sent to mhed­i­to­rial@mod­ern­health­care.com.

Sev­eral lead­ing health­care CIOs will as­sist an ed­i­to­rial re­view board, con­sist­ing of se­nior ed­i­tors at

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