Top 25 Clinical Informaticists awards and honors program recognizes medical professionals who excel at using patientcare data to improve both the clinical and financial performance of their healthcare organizations.
Among the titles of these medical professionals are: chief medical information or informatics officer, or CMIO; chief health information or informatics officer, or CHIO; director of clinical information or informatics, or DCI; and medical director of information or informatics systems, or MDIS. The program is not limited to those titles.
To select the inaugural annual listing of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists, done in partnership with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the magazine issued a call for nominations on July 12. The nomination deadline was Aug. 20. Readers submitted a total of 41 nominations.
An editorial review board consisting of senior editors at reviewed the nominations and judged the candidates on the following three criteria. Whether the nominee:
Successfully used patient-care data to improve his or her organization’s clinical and financial performance.
Demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field of clinical informatics.
Assumed a leadership position in clinical informatics outside of the candidate’s own organization or company.
The review board made its final decision on the Top 25 the week of Sept. 13 and recipients were notified on Sept. 17. The final list appears in this issue in alphabetical order. Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the nomination or submission process nor the judging or determination of recipients.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions on the program, please contact Editor David Burda at 312-649-5439 or at email@example.com. The magazine extends its appreciation and thanks to all of the nominees and to everyone involved who contributed to the success of this year’s program. Please read the magazine for details of
second annual listing of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists to be published in 2011.