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How the top 25 were chosen

By Modern Healthcare
Posted: November 3, 2012 - 12:01 am ET

Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Clinical Informaticists recognition program honors medical professionals who excel at using patient-care data to improve the clinical and financial performance of their healthcare organizations.

Among the titles of these medical professionals are chief medical information or informatics officer, or CMIO; chief health information or informatics officer, or CHIO; director of clinical information or informatics, or DCI, and medical director of information or informatics systems, or MDIS. However, the program is not limited to those titles.

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To select honorees for the third annual listing of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists, conducted in partnership with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, Modern Healthcare issued a call for nominations July 7. The nomination deadline was Aug. 17. Readers submitted a total of 47 nominations.

An editorial review board consisting of senior writers and editors at Modern Healthcare reviewed the nominations and judged the candidates on the following three criteria. Whether 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 organization or company.
The review board made its final decisions on Oct. 12 and recipients were notified the week of Oct. 29. The final list appears in this issue in alphabetical order. Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the nomination or submission process nor the judging or determination of recipients.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions on the program, contact John D. Thomas, chief of editorial operations, at 312-649-5274 or at

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