Monday, January 7, 2013

HIT Men & Women of the Healthcare IT Industry

Folks are beginning to gear up for the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition of 2013 to be held in New Orleans from March 3rd through the 7th. I will be there and plan to prime the pump with some posts before the event and also provide analysis from the keynotes, educational sessions and the exhibit hall. One cool thing for me this year is particpating in the H.I.T. Men and Women awards.

The H.I.T.Men & Women awards are given to the who's who and game changers in HIT. The annual H.I.T.Men & Women Awards Reception is held at HIMSS and recognizes the men and women considered among the most influential throughout the HIT industry, as chosen by the readers of Healthcare IT News. Winners will be chosen from the three following categories:
  • Enhancing Patient Care through IT
  • Shapers and Influencers
  • Innovators, Up and Coming
I am nominated for the "Enhancing Patient Care through IT" category. Voting is open until January 20, 2013 and you can read the bios and vote HERE. Here are my choices for each category:

Enhancing Patient Care through IT
Brian Ahier (ME)
Lynn R. Witherspoon,MD
Mark Hulse, RN

Shapers and Influencers
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Regina Benjamin, MD
John Halamka, MD

Innovators, Up and Coming
Paul Tang, MD
Clayton Nicholas
Wil Yu

It will be fun to celebrate the winners no matter what happens. This is an amazing group of individuals and I am honored to be included. Please be sure to register for the reception on Monday, March 4, 2013, 6:30 pm at the J.W. Marriott on 614 Canal Street in New Orleans. See you there :-)