Welcome to Modern Healthcares fifth annual CEO IT Achievement Award program, co-sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In this special editorial section, youll meet the three recipients of the 2007 award: Alan Aviles, president and chief executive officer of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.; John Ferguson, president and CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center; and Michael Murphy, president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare, San Diego. The award recognizes healthcare CEOs who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to using information technology to advance their organizations strategic goals.
The trio was chosen from a record 71 entries in this years competition, up from last years 70 nominees. A list of all of this years nominees can be found in the Awards and Honors section of Modern Healthcare Online at modernhealthcare.com. A list of the past nine winners of the award also can be found on that section of the Web site.
A four-judge panelconsisting of one CEO chosen by Modern Healthcare and three chief information officers chosen by HIMSSselected Aviles, Ferguson and Murphy from the pool of nominees. The judges, who are recognized below on this page, reviewed the nominees using three criteria:
The judges rated the nominees on how well they met the three criteria, using a 10-point scale for each. A perfect score was 30. A copy of the criteria, a list of factors to consider under each criterion, and a copy of the 2007 nomination form can be found in the Awards and Honors section of Modern Healthcare Online.
Modern Healthcare and HIMSS announced the fifth annual CEO IT Achievement Award competition on Feb. 5, and the submission deadline was March 26. The judges evaluated the nominations in mid-April with the winners determined on April 23. The winners were announced in the April 30 issue (p. 18).
New York Bureau Chief Cinda Becker wrote the profile of Aviles. You can reach Becker at [email protected] Elizabeth Gardner, a former Modern Healthcare reporter and now a freelance writer based in Riverside, Ill., wrote the profile of Ferguson. You can reach Gardner at [email protected] Linda Wilson, also a former Modern Healthcare reporter and now a freelance writer based in McHenry, Ill., wrote the profile of Murphy. You can reach Wilson at [email protected]
In addition to the profiles in this special editorial section, you can readand hearmore about this years recipients on Modern Healthcare Online, including an electronic slide show, interviews with the three recipients and a podcast of the breakfast ceremony honoring the trio held in conjunction with the HIMSS annual summer summit on June 26 in San Diego.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the CEO IT Achievement Award, please contact me at 312-649-5439 or [email protected] Thank you.