Healthcare organizations are uniquely positioned to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare through evidence‐based medical innovations and smart technology solutions. The Microsoft Health Users Group 2014 Innovation Awards, now in its seventeenth year, is an opportunity to showcase how a healthcare organization, is using technology to enhance and transform the quality of patient care, reduce costs, streamline clinical and business processes, drive interoperability, improve productivity and workflow, and enable informed decisions.
The Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards 2014 are presented annually to the healthcare organization and technology solutions 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-related 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 (please read 2014 MSHUG 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.
Innovation in Patient Engagement
High-quality healthcare is delivered with effective and timely communication in an integrated information environment.
Innovation in Electronic Medical Record Optimization
Help improve patient care, enhance care quality, and boost operational performance using information and communications technology and real-time business intelligence.
Innovation in Infrastructure Optimization
Help improve performance and operational efficiencies of the platforms and technology investments at a lower overall cost.
Innovation in Mobile Health Solutions
Transforming healthcare with new ways to collaborate and access information and applications.
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:
The innovation represents a breakthrough from the industry’s historical approaches.
The innovation goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.
The innovation measurably improves significant business and/or clinical processes that positively impact patient care.
The entry period ends on Monday, January 27th, 2014, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No entries will be accepted after the entry period closes.