The award recognises world-class practice in digital healthcare and is run in partnership with HIMSS. Nominations are open to all public and private healthcare providers based in Europe, under two categories: the 'Outstanding ICT Achievement Award' and 'Outstanding ICT Innovation Award'.
- The 'Outstanding ICT Achievement Award' celebrates teams who have harnessed information and technology to successfully advance patient care and safety.
- The 'Outstanding ICT Innovation Award' focuses on those who have creatively leveraged existing technology or developed ground-breaking new solutions, to significantly enhance patient care and outcomes, and drive greater ICT adoption.
Established in 2013, the award has received 151 submissions from 89 organisations across 24 countries from the Asia Pacific, Middle East and European regions, highlighting global innovations in healthcare.
The award ceremony will take place on 28 May at the HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 Conference in Sitges, Barcelona, which will gather the entire European healthcare ecosystem under one roof to address best practices, practical solutions and cutting-edge developments in digital health.
John Rayner, Director of HIMSS Analytics, said: "Having witnessed a high number of submissions and outstanding quality of winners during the launch of the European edition in 2016, I am excited to be part of the judging panel for a second time. Extending the nominations to a further two categories also gives us the opportunity to recognise additional innovative projects from our European colleagues. The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award strives to encourage its participants to showcase best practices in health and care, where the results have ultimately improved patient outcomes."
All nominations will be reviewed by a diverse panel of judges comprising of leading Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and healthcare providers from different regions.
Commenting on the announcement, Tim Hawkins, Managing Director for Elsevier Clinical Solutions EMEALAAP said: "We are thrilled to once again be bringing the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award to Europe and to be getting the chance to celebrate the fantastic work being carried out in this region. We are honoured to partner with HIMSS in recognising the outstanding achievements and innovations being delivered through health information and technology solutions. I’d like to heartily encourage those who work in this demanding yet rewarding sector to consider putting forward the valuable work they do for an award."
Interested applicants can submit their case study here. The submission deadline is 29 March 2018.
About the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare AwardThe HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award is a global platform to recognize outstanding achievements and innovations in the usage of health information and technology, to advance patient care and safety. Originally established in 2013, it is held annually across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. The award was first held in Europe in 2016.
About the HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 ConferenceHIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are collocating the most influential digital health conference of 2018. The HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference will be held on 27 - 29 May in the beautiful coastal Spanish town of Sitges, located just 25 minutes away from Barcelona. The conference will include sessions which will address the whole spectrum of the digital health ecosystem with the aim to reach key audiences in the sector: from hospital CEOs to innovative SMEs and start-ups, as well as CMOs, clinicians and nurses. Conference themes will include: digital transformation, cybersecurity, interoperability and data into knowledge.
HIMSS EuropeHIMSS Europe is a trusted coach, advisor and thought leader in health IT. HIMSS Europe is the European arm of HIMSS, the largest health IT membership organisation in the world. We are a one-stop-organisation for all health IT-related information, knowledge and advice, and offer an unrivalled perspective on what's happening in the world of health and care IT in Europe.