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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 dburda@modernhealth­care.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.

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