Throughout the 2017 Best Hospital IT Departments survey process, Healthcare IT News and its data collection/research partner, HIMSS Analytics, will remain committed to the privacy and anonymity of all respondents. Although the study will collect, analyze and evaluate hospital IT employee data and related information, Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics will uphold the highest levels of confidentiality.
Except for the single person who registers a hospital for the study, email addresses of specific employees are not collected.
At no time will individual or hospital-specific information gathered through the Best Hospital IT Departments be released to any third party. Data collected will only be analyzed by Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics in the aggregate and will be used for group-level benchmarking and comparative purposes only.
For the sole purpose of publishing a Best Hospital IT Departments report and other related media features, Healthcare IT News will provide authorized editorial staff with contact information for IT contacts at select hospitals.
The information released internally at Healthcare IT News will be limited to the data gathered by the study. Any such information used in a public forum will be positive in nature and will only reflect favorably on a given hospital.