HIMSS Asia Pacific and Elsevier Announce Call for Submissions for the 5th HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award in Asia Pacific

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Monday, April 17th, 2017

SINGAPOREApril 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Korea IT Times-- HIMSS Asia Pacific and Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, are proud to announce the call for submissions for the fifth Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2017.

The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award recognizes outstanding achievements and innovations globally in the usage of health information and technology, to advance patient care and safety. Established in 2013, it is held annually across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.

"The organizations we honoured in the past four years in Asia Pacific have set extraordinary benchmarks in improving care delivery using healthcare information technology," said Simon Lin, Executive Director, HIMSS Asia Pacific. In this fifth year, we look forward to sharing more case studies and also getting updates from our past winners on their HIT journeys. I encourage you to submit and showcase your success to the region and beyond."

The two categories open for submission are:

  • Outstanding ICT Achievement,
  • Outstanding ICT Innovation.

"We are honoured to have received awards at the 2013, 2014, and 2015 HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award," said Apollo Hospitals Enterprise CIO Arvind Sivaramakrishnan. "This is a global platform that has helped to validate Apollo's HIT investments and strategies. Our case studies of success reinforce that it is the strength of our innovations that directly result in quantifiable improvements in waste reduction, better safety and overall more effective care to our patients."

"We will continue to support this Award platform as we want to share our stories with regional and global peers, and hope that other organizations will come on board to share their successes with us so that we can also continue to learn and improve," Sivaramakrishnan added.

Last year, the Award program witnessed strong participation from healthcare organizations across the Asia Pacific region. SingHealth & IHiS (Singapore) and Apollo Hospital Enterprise (India) clinched the 'Outstanding ICT Innovation' award, while Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & IHiS (Singapore) and Paknampo Hospital (Thailand) emerged winners in the 'Outstanding ICT Achievement' category. Their respective projects were recognized during the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Dinner held at HIMSS AsiaPac16. 

"As Elsevier and HIMSS Asia Pacific enter the fifth year of hosting the Award program, it is increasingly evident that healthcare information technology is taking on a critical role in helping organizations across this region to consistently drive the delivery of high quality, cost-efficient care. Now that this platform is gaining recognition globally, we hope that more organizations will step forward to share how their innovations have proven successful in solving a variety of healthcare challenges today. I am honoured to be a part of this platform and am excited to see what is in store this year," said Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier.

Judges for this year's Award are:

  • John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics
  • Dr. Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier
  • Adj. A/Prof. Gamaliel Tan, CMIO, JurongHealth Services; Chair of the HIMSS AsiaPac17 Organizing Committee
  • Dr. Manish Kohli, Director of Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi; Governing Council Member, HIMSS Asia Pacific

Submit your case study here or email HIMSS to enquire.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 31 May 2017. The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Dinner will be held on Monday, 11 September 2017 at HIMSS AsiaPac17, in Singapore.

About HIMSS Asia Pacific
HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health IT, so they have the right information at the point of decision. Through its health IT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North AmericaEuropeUnited Kingdom and Asia.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirectScopusClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles, and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com

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