Women Leaders in Digital Health Award

The Women Leaders in Digital Health Award celebrates the top ten female visionaries who are harnessing the power of IT to transform health and healthcare in Canada today. The award is inclusive of all women of influence in health information technology, no matter what their specialty.

Nominate a woman you know by September 8, 2017.

Eligibility

This award is open to all women in the Digital Health community in Canada.

Criteria

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria.

  • The nominee’s efforts have made a significant contribution to move the Canadian HI/telehealth agenda forward.
  • The nominee’s leadership and influence is recognized within his/her jurisdiction or more broadly, often at the national level.
  • This contribution is the result of the nominee’s dedication and promotion of activities, involvement with organizational change or transformation through the use of technology also requires sound operational strength including the qualities of enterprise confidence and credibility, effective organizational communication and broad influence.
  • The nominee’s leadership and influence has made a significant contribution to or strongly impact health outcomes or health system improvements

Supporting Material

Please include the following with your completed nomination form.

  • A letter outlining the reasons the nominee is recommended for consideration (200 words max.)
  • At least two other letters of support for the nominee
Submission Instructions

Submissions should be sent via email to awards@coachorg.com. A notification will be sent confirming receipt of your email. Nominations must be complete. Incomplete Nominations will not be considered.

Submission Deadline: September 8, 2017

Choosing the Winners

Award submission will be reviewed by an adjudication committee of industry peers. The successful submissions will be contacted mid-October. Award winners will be announced during Digital Health Week November 2017. For more information, please contact awards@coachorg.com.

Nomination Form

Download a nomination form or fill out the form below. The top ten award winners will be announced during Digital Health Week, November 13-19, 2017. Contact awards@coachorg.com for more information.

Nominator Information

Nominee Information

About the nominee

OVERCOMING CHALLENGE [200 word max]
Successful women HIT Influencers are often agents of organizational change.
Describe the organization the nominee serves and a challenge or opportunity the nominee faced.

RECOGNITION [200 word max]
Successful women HIT Influencers are recognized their jurisdictions or even at the national level.
Please describe some aspect of this recognition in pubic speaking, presentation or publication.

CREDIBILITY + INFLUENCE [200 word max]
Achieving organizational change or transformation through the use of technology requires
sound operational strength and qualities such as enterprise confidence and credibility,
effective organizational communication, and broad influence.
Please describe how the nominee demonstrates these qualities.

Please note any other information that supports this nomination.[200 word max]

Supporting Documents

Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Support (1 of 2)

Letter of Support (2 of 2)

The Canadian Health Informatics Awards

The Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) pay tribute to excellence, leadership and innovation in health informatics.Awards are presented at the annual Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala at the e-Health Conference and Tradeshow. The awards program is presented by COACH and ITAC Health.

Clinician Leadership Award

This award honours a practicing clinician leader at local, regional and/or national levels in Canada who has shown outstanding leadership in advancing the use of health Information Communication Technology (ICT) and informatics or telehealth in clinical practice resulting in improved provider and patient experiences and outcomes.

2017 Winner: Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Information Officer, OntarioMD

Corporate Citizenship Award

This award provides client organizations and business partners the opportunity to nominate private sector companies who they feel have demonstrated a very high level of commitment to HI in the past 12 months. In particular, the nominee’s support for COACH, ITAC Health and HIM&CC, the official Journal of both associations, will be heavily weighted, although other contributions will also be considered.

2017 Winner: Healthtech Consultants

Emerging Leader in Health Informatics Award

This award recognizes individuals who are in the first five years of their HI or telehealth career and have clearly demonstrated leadership and achieved early success in HI or telehealth.

2017 Winner: Jennifer Gillert, MSc, CPHIMS-CA, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Canadian Telehealth Award

This award recognizes a program, project or service provider for significant contribution to telehealth in Canada.

Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics Award

This award recognizes a project team that has, through innovation and commitment, implemented an information technology (IT) project that has been successfully integrated or adopted into the health system at the community or regional level. Any new and innovative project in the Health Informatics (HI) or Telehealth community in Canada is eligible for this award.

2017 Winner: Mark Farrow/HEWS Project, VP & Chief Information Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences

Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award

This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding ongoing contributions as a thought leader, both nationally and internationally, to advance Canadian health informatics (HI) or Canadian telehealth.

Project Team: Implementation Award

This Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT Company and client team that has successfully implemented a health IT solution at a healthcare organization. This award honours the private and public sector team effort. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health IT solution within the past 12 months.

2017 Winner: Health Report Manager (HRM) Project Team, OntarioMD, Connecting South West Ontario Program, Orion Health and Certified EMR Vendors

Project Team: Innovation and Care Delivery Award

This award recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT company and client team (private and public sector) that has successfully implemented a new, innovative health-IT solution at a healthcare organization. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health-IT solution within the past 12 months.

2017 Winner: Provincial eConsult Initiative Project Team, OntarioMD, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), eHealth Ontario, QHR Technologies, Oscar EMR and KIA Innovations

ProjectTeam: Patient Care Innovation Award
This award recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT company and client team (private and public sector) that has successfully implemented a health-IT solution that has positively impacted patient care in innovative ways. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health-IT solution within the past 12 months.

2017 Winner: MyGrief.ca Project Team, Canadian Virtual Hospice and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Steven Huesing Scholarship

The Steven Huesing Scholarship was established in 1999 in recognition of the contribution that the late Steven Huesing, COACH Founding President, made to the association. The scholarship was developed to reflect the spirit, dedication and innovation that the Founding President brought to the field of health informatics (HI).

2017 Winner: Janessa Griffith, MSc., Institute of Medical Science and Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

The Canadian Nurses Foundation Dr. Kathryn J Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship

2017 Award Winner: Guillaume Fontaine, Graduate student and registered nurse at Montreal Heart Institute