Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2015

    Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Clinical Resource organizations are uniquely positioned to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare through evidence‐based medical innovations, sound life science research, and smart technology solutions. The evolution of the Microsoft Innovation Awards, now in its eighteenth year, is an opportunity to showcase how your company is using technology to revolutionize medicine by bringing therapeutic breakthroughs to the market faster, to fight serious ailments, improve healthcare and enhance quality of life.

    The Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2015 are presented annually to the healthcare or life sciences organization and technology solution partner—with which it has collaborated—that best demonstrates industry leadership in using technology to achieve innovation excellence.

    Who Should Enter?

    The award committee will accept nominations from a qualifying healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical resource, or medical device organization* worldwide, which has developed and implemented a solution independently or working with a technology solution partner, as long as the solution is based on the latest Microsoft technologies. The award emphasizes the innovative application of available software and the creation of new solutions.

    *Healthcare organizations examples include: hospitals, health systems, clinics, group practices, public health organizations and health plans.

    Why Should You Enter?

    • Winners will be featured in promotional and marketing activities, such as a press release, web content, as well as possible media interviews.
    • Winners will receive a “Winner” trophy.
    • Winners will receive a marketing document on how to publicize the fact that the organization is a winner. Includes a “winner” specific logo to use for all your marketing materials throughout the next year.

    How Do We Pick the Winner?

    An independent panel of Judges will pick one winner from the qualified submissions received in each of the categories below. The solution (or combination of solutions) can be offered by any qualifying company worldwide as long as it is based on the latest Microsoft technologies. The innovation represents a breakthrough from the industry & historical approaches.The innovation goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.

    (please read 2015 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards Contest - Official Rules download document for complete details)

    A full description of each of the categories can be found in the downloadable entry submission form.

    • Patient Engagement

      Engaging patients as active participants in their health, risks, conditions, and care experience.
    • Operations and Workflow

      Help improve performance and operational efficiencies of the platforms and technology investments at a lower overall cost.
    • Analytics

      Help improve patient care, enhance care quality, and boost operational performance using real-time business intelligence and analytics.
    • Productivity & Mobility

      Transforming healthcare with new ways to collaborate and access information and applications.
    • Open

      If there is truly no categories above for which your solution fits into, you may enter this category.

    Entries will be judged primarily on the following three criteria:

    1. The innovation represents a breakthrough from the industry’s historical approaches.
    2. The innovation goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.
    3. The innovation measurably improves significant business and/or clinical processes that positively impact patient care.

    The entry period ends on Friday, March 13th, 2015, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No entries will be accepted after the entry period closes.

    For more information

    For more information, please contact Monika Skibeness at:

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to authorized representatives of healthcare organization OR a Microsoft Technology Solution Partner (ISV or System Integrator) who is 18 years of age or older. Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria are not eligible. See Official Rules for complete details.

    You must be an MSHUG member to enter. Visit MSHUG Membership for your complimentary membership.

    Winners to be announced at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, April 12th – 16th, 2015, Chicago, IL, on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 (winners will be notified approximately 10 days prior if they selected as a winner – additional details to follow).

    Microsoft announces the Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards and Life Sciences Innovation Awards are now combined into the Microsoft Health Innovation Awards!

    Documents & Downloads

    Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards Official Rules 2015

    The Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards are presented annually to the health organization and technology partner that best demonstrate industry leadership in using technology to achieve innovation excellence.

    Meet the Judges

    Learn more about the healthcare leaders judging this year’s Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2015.

    Past Winners

    Read about the previous winners of Microsoft Health Awards.