HIMSS Asia Pacific and Elsevier Launch the CMO of the Year Award
Monday, July 17, 2017
SINGAPORE, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
New award category launched in celebration of the fifth year of the HIMSS-Elsevier
Digital Healthcare Award in Asia Pacific
Nomination process is now open and will close on 4 August 2017
HIMSS Asia Pacific [http://www.himssasiapac.org ], a cause-based, not-for-profit
organization focused on better health through information technology (IT), and Elsevier
[http://www.elsevier.com ], the information analytics company specializing in science and
health, are proud to launch the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Year Award as part of
the Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2017.
Now in its fifth year, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award recognizes
outstanding achievements and innovations globally in the use of health information and
technology to advance patient care and safety. The launch of the CMO of the Year Award
serves to give recognition to senior clinical executives who advocate the advancement of
patient safety and quality care and who are driving the adoption of healthcare information
technology in their organizations.
"Digital disruption and advances in healthcare technology are altering the healthcare
landscape, and as a result the CMO's role continues to evolve and increase in importance.
It's an exciting time to serve in an executive clinical leadership role in healthcare
systems and lead enterprise-wide initiatives that improve patient care and outcomes," said
Dr. Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier. "With this new
award category, we hope to not only recognize CMOs who are making a difference in their
organization and broader professional community, but who are also moving the needle on
healthcare technology innovation in the region, to the benefit of patients."
Nominations for the category are now open to all CMOs or Chief Medical Information
Officers (CMIOs) based in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The successful contender will be
awarded on September 11 at the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Dinner in
Singapore. To be eligible, all nominees must be:
- Currently working in a healthcare institution in APAC with at least 100 beds
- A recognized advocate of advancing patient safety and care quality through IT
"CMOs and CMIOs bridge the chasm between information technology and clinical practice.
In doing so, these leaders help to maximize adoption rates among end users, refine
standards, enhance interfaces and drive organizational transformation," said Stephen
Lieber, President and CEO, HIMSS. "This year, the enhanced HIMSS-Elsevier awards program
will recognize an outstanding CMO/CMIO through a new award category: CMO of the Year
Award. We look forward to celebrating the work of these individuals who are making
user-friendly, flexible and future-proof IT a reality for our clinicians and patients."
All nominations will be reviewed by a diverse panel of judges comprising leading Chief
Information Officers (CIO) and healthcare providers from different regions. The judging
- Adj. A/Prof Gamaliel Tan, Head of Department, Orthopaedics, JurongHealth; Senior
Consultant, NTFGH and Jurong Medical Centre; Chief Medical Information Officer,
- Dr. Monica Trujillo, Executive General Manager, Clinical and Consumer Engagement
Clinical Governance (CCIO), Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia
- Dr. Juan Antonio Javellana, Director of Medical Informatics, Asian Hospital &
Medical Center, Philippines
To nominate [https://www.himssasiapacconference.org/ehome/199357/454783 ] your CMO or
CMIO, submit a letter detailing your reasons for the nomination and describing his or her
potential contributions to the healthcare community in no longer than 300 words. All
entries should include a short biography of the nominee.
Please submit your nomination to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 4, 2017. The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare
Award Dinner will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at HIMSS AsiaPac17
[http://www.himssasiapacconference.org ], in Singapore.
About HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award
The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award recognizes outstanding achievements and
innovations globally in the usage of health information and technology, to advance patient
care and safety. Established in 2013, it is held annually across Asia Pacific, the Middle
East and Europe.
About HIMSS Asia Pacific
HIMSS [http://www.himssasiapac.org ] is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of
health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and
capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care
outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to
advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health IT, so
they have the right information at the point of decision. Through its health IT network of
over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including
64,000-plus members, HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of
technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of
care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional
offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ] is a global information analytics company that
helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve
performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in
the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support,
and professional education; including ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ],
Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ], ClinicalKey [https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Sherpath
[https://evolve.elsevier.com/education/sherpath ]. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized
journals, including The Lancet [http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ],
more than 35,000 e-book titles, and many iconic reference works, including Gray's
Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group [http://www.relx.com ], a world-leading provider
of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of
industries. For more information, visit: www.elsevier.com [http://www.elsevier.com ].
Karishma Chainani on behalf of Elsevier
Senior Account Executive, WE Worldwide
Marketing & Strategic Relations Manager, HIMSS Asia Pacific
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