Health IT Innovation Finalists Announced for NCHICA and Intel Awards

Winners to be announced at Awards Ceremony & Dinner on May 7.
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - April 18, 2013 - PRLog -- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA) and Intel Corporation have announced finalists for the Health IT Innovation Awards, which recognize outstanding applications of technology and unique approaches to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery within the United States.

There are three finalists in each of the four categories: Consumer Engagement, Informatics & Analytics Clinical Applications, and Research Applications. The finalists are:

•   Consumer Engagement: Carolinas HealthCare System, Knowledge Anywhere and Son Information Systems

•  Informatics & Analytics: C10 Connect, M*Modal and Premier Healthcare Alliance

•  Clinical Applications: Coastal Connect HIE, LifeMed ID and NC AHEC

•  Research Applications: Duke University/Duke Center for Health Informatics and two entries from RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill)

Winners will be announced at the Health IT Innovation Awards Ceremony & Dinner on May 7, 2013 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Event co-sponsors include GA HIMSS (Georgia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Association), NCHIMSS (North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Association) and NCTA (North Carolina Technology Association).

“We received many excellent nominations, and look forward to honoring all of these finalists for their innovative efforts to transform healthcare,” said Holt Anderson, Executive Director of NCHICA.

“These awards seek to highlight innovations that accelerate the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through information technology, informatics, analytics and consumer engagement,” said Jared Quoyeser, Director of Americas Vertical Industry Marketing, Intel Corporation. “We are pleased that the competition has drawn such an impressive array of innovative approaches.”

For further details about the finalists and their innovations, visit http://www.nchica.org/Activities/HIT/finalists.htm.

About NCHICA:
NCHICA is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to assisting NCHICA members in accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through the effective use of information technology, informatics and analytics. Members include leading organizations in healthcare, research and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.nchica.org.

About Intel Corporation:
Intel brings its trademark innovation and game-changing technologies to the challenges facing healthcare in the 21st century. Independently and through strategic ecosystem partnerships, Intel helps enable trusted, community-based, customized care that improves outcomes, addresses costs, and drives global wellness. http://www.intel.com/healthcare
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