North Carolina is known for basketball, barbecue and beaches. However, my current home state is also becoming a hotbed of healthcare IT innovation.
That’s why the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA) and Intel Corporation have announced a new series of Health IT Innovation Awards to recognize outstanding applications of technology and unique approaches to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery within the United States.
Three broad categories have been designated for award consideration: Information Technology, Informatics/Analytics, and Consumer Engagement:
Information Technology – Innovations in the use of IT including: improving quality at the point of care; strengthening the security of protected health information; facilitating health information exchange; achieving Meaningful Use, etc.
Informatics & Analytics – Innovations in the use of informatics and analytics to improve: the quality of care; health outcomes; population health, etc.
Consumer Engagement – Innovations that improve consumer engagement with their care while protecting patient privacy including such tools as: patient portals; mobile apps, etc.
Nominations are due by March 8, 2013. You do not need to be from North Carolina to enter.
Three finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of NCHICA members and other industry experts serving on the Awards Selection Committee. Nine finalists will be notified on March 29. The finalists will be recognized and the three winners will be announced and honored at a Gala Awards Celebration on May 7, 2013.
For further details and nominating criteria, visit http://www.nchica.org/HITNomination.pdf.
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