Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Awards 2014

Microsoft Health Users Group Awards
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.
  • Open Innovation
    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.
    4. 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.

​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, February 23–27th, Orlando, FL, during the Microsoft Health Users Group Innovation Forum @ HIMSS14 on Sunday, February 23rd (winners will be notified approximately 10 days prior if they selected as a winner)

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