Healthcare IT Awards Announced at Southeast Healthcare Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of the recent HIMSS Summit of the Southeast today officially announced the winners of their "Healthcare IT Awards" for the advancement of technology in healthcare. The highly competitive awards presented by Intel Corporation and co-sponsored by Midas+/Xerox are given to companies and individuals throughout the Southeastern United States that have demonstrated successful leadership through information technology that improves the quality of the healthcare delivery system. 

The 2012 winners are: 

HIT Leader of the Year
Bo Bartholomew, CEO PharmMD

Emerging HIT Leader of the Year
Dr. Justin Collier, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, HCA Tristar Division

Clinical Informaticist of the Year
Dr. John Doulis, COO, Vanderbilt Informatics Center

Innovator of the Year
Bobby Addison, CEO, C7 Technologies

Start-up/Entrepreneur of the Year Award
VendEngineSilas Deane, President & CEO

HIT Accelerator Award
MedalogixDan Hogan, CEO

HIT Advocacy Award
The SSI GroupJimmy Lyons, President

HIT Workforce Development
TeknetexJohn Kepley, President & CEO

"Each of these winners has demonstrated the true value of how information technology continues to be the driving force in improving healthcare quality and healthcare costs," said Jennifer LeMieux, Vice President of onFocus Healthcare and Chair of the HIT Awards Program.

Established to highlight and honor the role of technology in healthcare, HIMSS Chapters across the region developed the HIT Awards program.  These peer-reviewed awards are designed to honor those companies and individuals who have shown successful leadership in the healthcare industry.  Awards are submitted across the region and evaluated through an independent peer-review program.  All calculations and tabulations are verified and approved by the independent accounting firm of LBMC.  For additional information visit

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SOURCE HIMSS Summit of the Southeast