HIMSS and Elsevier Launch New Digital Healthcare Award in Europe Award

Written by HIMSS on 10 October 2016 in Press Release
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Award calls for outstanding ICT projects in healthcare to be nominated as industry best practice.

Award calls for outstanding ICT projects in healthcare to be nominated as industry best practice | Photo credit: Pixabay

Berlin, 10 October 2016: The Healthcare Information and Management System (HIMSS) and Elsevier, a world leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, have launched the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award in Europe. The award recognises outstanding achievements in the usage of information and technology to successfully advance patient care and safety. Nominations for the category on 'Outstanding ICT Achievement Award' are now open to all public and private healthcare providers based in Europe.

The Award will be launched in November at the 2016 World of Health IT Conference (WoHIT) in Barcelona, which will gather top European healthcare stakeholders to address best practices, practical solutions and cutting edge developments in the eHealth ecosystem.

Established in 2013, the award has recognized over 60 projects from 57 hospitals across 11 countries from the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, and has been extended to Europe to further highlight global innovations in healthcare.

Jeremy Bonfini, Executive Vice President, HIMSS International said: "Having witnessed a high number of submissions and outstanding quality of winners during the Asia Pacific and Middle East awards, we are excited to recognise exemplar projects from our European colleagues. The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award strives to encourage its participants to showcase best practices in health and care, where the results have ultimately improved patient outcomes."

All nominations will be reviewed by a diverse panel of judges comprising leading Chief Information Officers (CIO) and healthcare providers from different regions. They are: John Rayner, Regional Director for Europe and Latin America from HIMSS Analytics; Dr Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer of Elsevier Clinical Solutions in the United States; Elena Sini from Humanitas Hospital in Italy; Giovanni Delgrossi, CIO at Vimercate Hospital in Italy; Philippe Kolh, CIO at the CHU in Liege, Belgium; Vicent Moncho Mas, CIO of Hospital de Denia in Spain, and Seamus Mac Suibhne, CCIO at eHealth Ireland, amongst others.

"Elsevier is honoured to partner with HIMSS to create global awareness of successful health information and technology solutions and the impact they bring in reducing care variation, driving patient engagement and improving care quality. With the Award expanding to Europe, we look forward to recognising outstanding achievements from this region that encourages future innovation," said Tim Hawkins, Managing Director of Elsevier Clinical Solutions, EMEALA.

Interested applicants can submit their case study here or email HIMSS to enquire. The submission deadline is 20 October.

The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 20 November, in Barcelona.


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About the World of Health IT (WoHIT)

The World of Health IT (WoHIT) Conference & Exhibition will be taking place on 21–22 November 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The event will gather top European healthcare stakeholders and will be the meeting point for the entire eHealth ecosystem. Through a number of educational sessions with the most experienced speakers to learn from, together with a series of workshops, hospital tours and an interactive exhibition floor, this unique event addresses best practices, practical solutions and cutting edge developments in eHealth.


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