Healthcare IT News unveils winners of its Best Hospital IT Departments

By Healthcare IT News
01:52 PM

­ Healthcare IT News, the industry's authoritative source for health IT decision makers, has unveiled the winners of its Fifth Annual Best Hospital IT Departments Awards. This year, 21 organizations made the cut and proved they know what it takes to be among the best places to work.

Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT Departments program, the only workplace survey of its kind, has recognized IT shops with the highest levels of employee career satisfaction. As IT professionals nationwide continue to see longer hours and heavier workloads, it matters where you work. And for hospitals facing persisting IT staff shortages, retaining top talent and high-valued staff proves integral to their success.

"No hospital can succeed without a top-notch IT shop -- and it's no secret that attracting and retaining talent is harder now than ever before. For our Fifth Annual Healthcare IT News Best Hospital IT Departments program, we asked more than 5,500 technologists what makes their employer great, why they stay loyal to organizations and what keeps them on point. And then we honor the best of the bunch," said Tom Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Healthcare IT News. "These are not the pencil neck geeks of IT's past; rather, they are polished, forward-driving professionals with the business acumen to know where and when to best invest and the technological chops to earn a return -- and for that they deserve the entire industry's attention."

Employees from the top-rated departments cited team culture, leadership, benefits, employee recognition and training among the biggest reasons for their career job satisfaction.

Nearly 200 hospital IT departments were initially nominated, and 65 qualified as finalists. Only an elite group of 21 departments earned the top honor. Hospitals were ranked in four categories by size of organization: super, large, medium and small.

Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT Departments content features:

·      Team and CIO profiles for each of the 21 winners

·      Healthcare IT News' exclusive one-on-one interviews with department CIOs, highlighting strategies, business practices and management styles

·      Actionable insight from IT chiefs on what it takes to find and retain top talent

·      Slideshows of the winners ranked across four size categories

To see the complete list of winners, visit Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT Departments landing page here.

About Healthcare IT News

Healthcare IT News, a HIMSS Media publication, is the industry's authoritative source covering the people, policy and technology driving next-generation healthcare in the U.S. For more than 12 years, it has been the leading voice of health IT, delivering strong and unbiased editorial insights on compelling topics such as electronic health records, health information exchange, privacy and security, data analytics, patient engagement, population health and revenue cycle management. Healthcare IT News' audience spans across all media platforms and reaches some 54,100 qualified print subscribers and has more than 240,600 readers for print and digital products. For more information, visit


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