Modern Physician would like to congratulate Dr. Steven Liu as the recipient of our fourth annual Physician Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Liu is founder, executive chairman and chief medical officer of Ingenious Med, an Atlanta-based mobile charge and data capture system for physicians.
Modern Physician congratulates Dr. Steven Liu
In a feature by frequent Modern Physician contributor Meghan Streit, you can read about how Liu parlayed his experience as a practicing hospitalist in San Diego into a multimillion-dollar business whose devices are now in the hands of more than 9,000 users.
An editorial review board consisting of Modern Physician senior editors chose Liu out of a pool of 68 nominees.
To be eligible, nominees had to meet three criteria: They had to be an M.D. or a D.O.; they had to own in whole or in part a current business serving the healthcare industry, or lead or manage a current business serving the healthcare industry; and they had to demonstrate the financial or market success of that business.
Modern Physician retained the services of accounting firm Grant Thornton, which reviewed the financial documents submitted by the nominees. Grant Thornton's review, which did not constitute a full audit, uncovered no irregularities.
You can learn more about Grant Thornton at grantthorton.com/healthcare. We thank the firm for its review and assistance. The editorial review board was solely responsible for making the final determination of the award recipient.
Modern Physician announced the 2011 program on April 4 and issued a call for nominations. Modern Physician, along with sister publication Modern Healthcare, solicited nominations through the May 27 deadline. Modern Physician notified Liu of his selection on July 5; the other nominees were not notified.
Modern Physician will present Liu with the Physician Entrepreneur of the Year Award during a brief ceremony held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Physician Hospitals of America in Keystone, Colo. The award will be presented on Sept. 22. For more information on the presentation and the PHA's annual conference, please visit physicianhospitals.org. The 67 other nominees automatically will be eligible for the 2012 Physician Entrepreneur of the Year Award unless they expressly withdraw their nomination.
We encourage our readers to participate in next year's program, which will be announced in the spring. We welcome your feedback on this year's program and on how we can improve future programs. Drop us a line at [email protected]. Thank you.
David BurdaEditorModern Physician
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