MODERN HEALTHCARE, in conjunction with business, community and government leaders, is sponsoring the healthcare industry category of the National Information Infrastructure Application Awards.
The awards will identify and honor pioneers in the use of information networks. Entries will be judged on criteria such as innovation, economic viability, measurable benefit and organizational acceptance.
Awards will be given in six categories: healthcare, business, education, government, community and entertainment. Each award category is chaired by a not-for-profit organization. The C. Everett Koop Institute will chair the healthcare category, with the American Medical Association serving as an overall sponsor.
The call for entries will begin in September. Finalists and nominations will be announced in January 1995 and will be acknowledged at a ceremony in Washington on Feb. 22, 1995.
Officials hope the awards will stimulate innovative uses of the National Information Infrastructure and serve educational purposes similar to those of the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Awards.
The NII awards were developed by Access Media, Los Angeles, a research organization founded in 1987 to accelerate the adoption of information infrastructures. Information may be obtained from Access Media at 310-450-7941 ext. 21, or via electronic mail at [email protected]