Healthcare IT News announces results of 2013 H.I.T. Men and Women Awards

Healthcare IT News has announced the results of its fourth annual H.I.T.Men and Women Awards, honoring top leaders in healthcare information technology. Healthcare IT News readers chose nine men and women for the awards. The honorees span the breadth and depth of the healthcare IT industry and include policymakers, healthcare providers, technology vendors and healthcare payers.

More than 1,000 readers voted. The top leaders were selected from dozens of nominations in each of three categories:

• Enhancing Patient Care through Health IT

• Shapers and Influencers

• Innovators

The following honorees will be awarded at the 4th annual H.I.T.Men and Women event at the J.W. Marriott on Monday, March 4th at HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition:

Category: Enhancing Patient Care through Health IT

Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, CMIO - Duke University Health System

Daniel Nigrin, MD, CIO - Boston Children's Hospital

Marilyn Chow, Vice President, National Patient Care Services - Kaiser Permanente

Category: Shapers and Influencers

Regina Benjamin, MD, Surgeon General of the United States

John Halamka, MD, CIO - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Matthew Hawkins, CEO - Vitera Healthcare Solutions

Category: Innovators

Naomi Fried, CIO - Boston Children's Hospital

Chad Eckes, CIO - Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Donato Tramuto, CEO, vice chairman - Physicians Interactive and Health eVillages

Healthcare IT News and event founder emids, as well as deluxe sponsor InterSystems, will celebrate this year’s H.I.T. Men and Women at a reception in their honor, Monday, March 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott, Ile de France Ballroom, during HIMSS13 in New Orleans, LA.

If you would like to join us at this upcoming reception, please RSVP at www.healthcareitnews.com/hitmen.