Healthcare IT News has announced the results of its fourth annual H.I.T.Men and Women Awards, honoring top leaders in healthcare IT. More than 1,000 Healthcare IT News readers chose nine men and women for the awards, in three categories. The following honorees will be awarded at the 4th annual H.I.T.Men and Women event on March 4 during the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.
Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, is the chief medical information officer and vice president of clinical informatics at Duke University Health System in North Carolina. He is also a faculty neonatologist at Duke University Medical Center and practices at Duke University Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital. Ferranti is an honoree in the category Enhancing Patient Care Through Health IT. Photo courtesy of Duke Medicine.
Daniel Nigrin, MD, is chief information officer and senior vice president for information services at Boston Children’s Hospital. An honoree in the Enhancing Patient Care Through Health IT category, Nigrin is also assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a senior faculty member of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP).
Honored in the category Enhancing Patient Care Through Health IT, Marilyn P. Chow, RN, is the vice president of patient care services in the program office at Kaiser Permanente.
Regina M. Benjamin, MD, is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, and an honoree in the Shapers and Influencers category.
John Halamka, MD, is chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. Honored in the Shapers and Influencers category, Halamka is also chief information officer and dean for technology at Harvard Medical School, chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN) and chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP). Halamka is a practicing emergency physician.
An honoree in the Shapers and Influencers category, Matthew Hawkins is chief executive officer of Vitera Healthcare Solutions, a provider of EHR and practice management software.
Honored in the Innovators category, Naomi Fried is Boston Children’s Hospital’s first chief innovation officer. Fried is at the helm of the Innovation Acceleration Program, which focuses on the improvement of care quality and supports the hospital’s innovative projects.
An honoree in the Innovators category, Chad Eckes is chief information officer of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Donato Tramuto is chief executive officer and vice chairman of Physicians Interactive, a resource for health information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools for healthcare professionals. An honoree in the Innovators category, Tramuto is also founder of the nonprofit Health eVillages, which provides mobile devices to healthcare workers in developing countries.