In­for­mati­cist nom­i­na­tions sought

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Mod­ern Health­care is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for its third an­nual list­ing of the Top 25 Clin­i­cal In­for­mati­cists in Health­care. This awards and hon­ors pro­gram, spon­sored by the As­so­ci­a­tion of Med­i­cal Di­rec­tors of In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems, rec­og­nizes med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als who ex­cel at us­ing pa­tient-care 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; chief health in­for­ma­tion or in­for­mat­ics of­fi­cer; direc­tor of clin­i­cal in­for­ma­tion or in­for­mat­ics; and med­i­cal direc­tor of in­for­ma­tion or in­for­mat­ics sys­tems. The pro­gram is not lim­ited to those ti­tles.

The mag­a­zine is seek­ing nom­i­nees from all sec­tors of the health­care in­dus­try, in­clud­ing hos­pi­tals, health sys­tems, physi­cian or­ga­ni­za­tions, health in­sur­ers, ven­dors, sup­pli­ers, and trade and pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tions.

A re­view board con­sist­ing of se­nior ed­i­tors at Mod­ern Health­care will se­lect the hon­orees based on the fol­low­ing three cri­te­ria. Has 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?

Per editorial pol­icy, award spon­sors are not in­volved in the nom­i­na­tion or sub­mis­sion process nor the judg­ing or de­ter­mi­na­tion of re­cip­i­ents.

To nom­i­nate a can­di­date for this awards and hon­ors pro­gram, send a de­tailed let­ter ex­plain­ing how the can­di­date meets or ex­ceeds the three cri­te­ria, in­clud­ing any sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion re­gard­ing the suc­cess­ful use of clin­i­cal in­for­ma­tion to im­prove per­for­mance. Please in­clude the can­di­date’s re­sume or cur­ricu­lum vi­tae and a color photo.

Please send the nom­i­na­tion pack­age to: Top 25 Clin­i­cal In­for­mati­cists in Health­care, c/o David Burda, Edi­tor, Mod­ern Health­care, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601. Elec­tronic sub­mis­sions are highly en­cour­aged. Please send them to in­for­mati­cists@mod­ern­health­care.com.

The sub­mis­sion dead­line is Aug. 17. Re­cip­i­ents will be an­nounced and pro­filed in the Nov. 5 is­sue of Mod­ern Health­care, Mod­ern Physi­cian and Health IT Strate­gist. To read more about the pro­gram and about last year’s re­cip­i­ents, please visit the Recog­ni­tion sec­tion of Mod­ern­Health­care.com.

If you have any ques­tions, com­ments or sug­ges­tions on the 2012 Top 25 Clin­i­cal In­for­mati­cists in Health­care com­pe­ti­tion, please con­tact Edi­tor David Burda at 312-649-5439 or at dburda@mod­ern­health­care.com.

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