Fine, Bernd win CEO IT awards

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and the Health­care In­for­ma­tion and Man­age­ment Sys­tems So­ci­ety are pleased to an­nounce the re­cip­i­ents of this year’s CEO IT Achieve­ment Award.

The 2010 win­ners are: Peter Fine, pres­i­dent and CEO of Ban­ner Health in Phoenix; and David Bernd, CEO of Sen­tara Health­care in Nor­folk, Va. The pair of ex­ec­u­tives brings to 20 the num­ber of CEOs who have re­ceived the award, which was cre­ated in 2003. Two ex­ec­u­tives were hon­ored in 2003, three in 2004, three in 2005, one in 2006, three in 2007, three in 2008, and three in 2009.

The award rec­og­nizes health­care CEOs who demon­strate lead­er­ship and a com­mit­ment to us­ing in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy to ad­vance their or­ga­ni­za­tions’ goals. A five-judge panel con­sist­ing of three CEOs cho­sen by

and two chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cers cho­sen by HIMSS se­lected Fine and Bernd from a pool of 82 nom­i­nees.

and HIMSS an­nounced the eighth an­nual CEO IT Achieve­ment Award com­pe­ti­tion on Jan. 11, and the dead­line for sub­mis­sions was March 19. The judges eval­u­ated the nom­i­na­tions through April 9 with the two win­ners de­ter­mined on April 12.

will pro­file this year’s re­cip­i­ents in a spe­cial sec­tion to be pub­lished in the mag­a­zine’s June 14 is­sue.

and HIMSS will honor Fine and Bernd at the 2010 Gov­ern­ment Health IT Con­fer­ence & Ex­hi­bi­tion to be held June 15-16 in Wash­ing­ton. The re­cip­i­ents will be in­vited to speak about their suc­cess­ful IT im­ple­men­ta­tions in ses­sions at the con­fer­ence.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the CEO IT Achieve­ment Award, con­tact Ed­i­tor David Burda at 312-649-5439 or dburda@mod­ern­health­

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