HCA’s Perlin and Williams Receive HITMen and Women Awards for Health Information Technology Leadership

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCA (NYSE:HCA) announced today that Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, President of HCA’s Clinical and Physician Services Group and Chief Medical Officer, and Noel Williams, President of HCA’s Information Technology & Services (IT&S) and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of HCA, received Healthcare IT News HITMen and Women Awards, which honor the top leaders in Health Information Technology, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference.

Williams and Perlin are among nine people who were chosen to receive these awards by Healthcare IT News readers. The honorees include policymakers, healthcare providers, technology vendors and healthcare payors. More than 2,000 readers voted, and the top industry leaders were selected from dozens of nominations in each of three categories. Williams received her award in the “Enhancing Patient Care through Health IT” category. Perlin received his award in the “Shapers and Influencers” category.

“HCA is fortunate to have two of the top leaders in Health Information Technology, Noel Williams and Jon Perlin, as part of our executive leadership team,” said Richard M. Bracken, Chairman and CEO of HCA. “We are proud they are being recognized for their leadership in Health IT and their development of technology and systems to improve healthcare delivery and quality.”

Under the leadership of Perlin and Williams, HCA is designing and implementing hCare, the company’s new electronic health record at its 164 hospitals and 106 ambulatory surgery centers. HCA is already among the approximately one-third of American hospitals that the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists estimates use bar-code medication administration systems. HCA’s hCare builds on foundational electronic health record functions and will include computerized provider order entry and decision support. HCA’s hCare also will integrate outpatient treatment into the electronic health record, and will include patient health records that capture health information from visits to doctors.

As Chief Information Officer, Williams is responsible for HCA IT&S, which includes four data centers and fourteen division support centers. HCA IT&S delivers IT services to HCA’s hospitals as well as more than 120 non-HCA facilities. Under the leadership of Williams, IT&S provides a full array of IT services, including business analysis, systems development, systems integration, information security, customer support, training and education, and infrastructure support.

Perlin chairs the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s Health IT Standards Committee, which makes recommendations to the HHS National Coordinator for Health Information Technology regarding standards for the development and implementation of interoperable electronic health records.

He is responsible for HCA’s affiliated physician practices and the company’s overall clinical and quality operations. In addition to its role in the development of hCare, Perlin’s team is responsible for improving clinical “core measures” to benchmark levels, and leading nationally recognized patient safety programs to eliminate preventable healthcare-associated infections.

All references to “Company” and “HCA” as used throughout this release refer to HCA Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.


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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Health  Hospitals



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