BEST Hospital IT Departments: Nominations open today!

IT employees evaluate their department across seven categories
By Healthcare IT News
10:36 AM
Tampa General Hospital, one of the Top 5 Super Hospital IT Depts., 2014

If you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the U.S., nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 5th Annual BEST Hospital IT Departments program.

Nominations open today, May 28, and close June 30. Based on data gathered from anonymous employee surveys, Healthcare IT News will publish a November 2015 special report, in print and online, profiling the top 25 IT departments and explore those qualities that make them exceptional.

Go here to nominate your hospital IT department.

[See also: Healthcare IT News unveils 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments winners.]

In 2014, 195 hospitals were nominated, and 85 qualified for the BEST Hospitals program. To qualify as a finalist, at least 50 percent of a hospital's IT department must take the secure, anonymous online workplace satisfaction survey. Overall, 5,506 IT employees completed the 2014 survey.

The BEST Hospitals program includes four category sizes: small (0-25 IT employees); medium (26-75 IT employees); large (76-199 IT employees) and super (200+ IT employees). Hospital IT employees evaluate their departments on seven key measures of workplace satisfaction:

  • Day-to-day work
  • IT work unit
  • Workplace culture
  • Senior management and organizational leadership
  • Professional development and advancement
  • Direct supervisor or manager
  • Compensation benefit and employee recognition

All IT departments that qualify as finalists for the BEST Hospital IT Departments program receive a free benchmark report. The report shows how a hospital IT department scored in the seven key categories compared with other departments in the program.

Check out last year's winners here