Informaticist nominations sought

Modern Healthcare is seeking nominations for its third annual listing of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in Healthcare. This awards and honors program, sponsored by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, recognizes medical professionals who excel at using patient-care data to improve both the clinical and financial performance of their healthcare organizations.

Among the titles of these medical professionals are: chief medical information or informatics officer; chief health information or informatics officer; director of clinical information or informatics; and medical director of information or informatics systems. The program is not limited to those titles.

The magazine is seeking nominees from all sectors of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, health insurers, vendors, suppliers, and trade and professional organizations.

A review board consisting of senior editors at Modern Healthcare will select the honorees based on the following three criteria. Has the nominee:

  • Successfully used patient-care data to improve his or her organization's clinical and financial performance?
  • Demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field of clinical informatics?
  • Assumed a leadership position in clinical informatics outside of the candidate's own organization or company?
  • Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the nomination or submission process nor the judging or determination of recipients.

    To nominate a candidate for this awards and honors program, send a detailed letter explaining how the candidate meets or exceeds the three criteria, including any supporting documentation regarding the successful use of clinical information to improve performance. Please include the candidate's resume or curriculum vitae and a color photo.

    Please send the nomination package to: Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in Healthcare, c/o John Thomas, Chief of Editorial Operations, Modern Healthcare, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. Please send them to

    The submission deadline is Aug. 17. Recipients will be announced and profiled in the Nov. 5 issue of Modern Healthcare, Modern Physician and Health IT Strategist. To read more about the program and about last year's recipients, please visit the Recognition section of

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions on the 2012 Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in Healthcare competition, please contact John Thomas, Chief of Editorial Operations, at 312-649-5274 or