Welcome to Modern Healthcare's 10th annual CEO IT Achievement Awards program, co-sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In this special editorial section, you'll meet the three recipients for 2012: Dr. Steven Altschuler, CEO of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy in Chesterfield, Mo.; and Richard Miller, president and CEO of Virtua in Marlton, N.J.
The awards recognize healthcare CEOs who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to using information technology to advance their organizations' strategic goals.
The trio was chosen from 63 entries in this year's competition. A five-judge panel consisting of three chief information officers chosen by HIMSS and two CEOs chosen by Modern Healthcare selected Altschuler, Britton and Miller from the pool of nominees. The judges reviewed the nominees using three criteria: