Seventh HIMSS-Elsevier digital healthcare award in APAC calls for submissions

HIMSS Asia PacificandElsevier have announced the call for submissions for the 7th Annual Asia Pacific (APAC) HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2019.


HIMSS is a global advisor and offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology.


“The 7thannual HIMSS-Elsevier APAC award is a really significant initiative that was first incepted inAsiaback in 2013 and today it is a global icon that spans across other regions includingEurope,Middle EastandLatin America. Elsevier has been our long-standing key partner in recognizing the best achievements and innovations in the region, and we look forward to uncovering more of such this year and celebrating them during this year's HIMSS AsiaPac19 inBangkok, Thailand,” saidSimon Lin, Vice President APAC, HIMSS.


The press statement indicates that since 2013, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award has attracted 218 submissions from 120 organizations across 30 countries, impacting over 41 million patients worldwide.


The two categories for submission are:

  • Outstanding ICT Achievement– focuses on harnessing information and technology to successfully advance patient care and safety
  • Outstanding ICT Innovation– focuses on creatively leveraging existing technology or developing ground-breaking new solutions to enhance ICT adoption, patient care and outcomes


It is believed that this year's award program will build on last year's success, where 22 submissions were received fromAustralia,China,Hong Kong,India,Japan, andSingapore.


"Innovative healthcare solutions across APAC have increased over the past six years. This award provides a global platform where we can exchange ideas and best practices and continuously improve the quality of healthcare," said DrTim Hawkins, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions, EMEALAAP, Elsevier.


Judges for this year's Award are experts from the healthcare industry acrossAustralia,China,Singapore,South Koreaand the U.S.


Deadline for submissions isFriday, July 17, 2019.


Winners will be recognized onTuesday, October 8, 2019at the HIMSS-Elsevier Award Dinner Reception held during HIMSS AsiaPac19, inBangkok, Thailand.

It is believed that this year's award program will build on last year's success, where 22 submissions were received from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore.

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