HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Asia Pacific 2017 Winners

MHW recently learned that HIMSS Asia Pacific and Elsevier have confirmed the winners of the fifth Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2017.

This Award, if you’re not famialir, recognizes outstanding achievements and innovations globally in the usage of health information technology.

“This year, submissions were received from eight countries for the two categories – ‘Outstanding ICT Achievement’ and ‘Outstanding ICT Innovation’. Deploying cost-effective innovations that have wide-reaching impact on patient care, particularly in countries with rural populations, is a highlight in some of the submissions,” the official word reads.

Overall, the four winners from hospitals in China, India, Australia and Taiwan – all first-time recipients – demonstrated how their innovative use of information communication technology (ICT) has improved patient care.

“Asia Pacific is truly pushing the envelope on innovation when it comes to healthcare information and technology. Over the years, I’ve consistently seen an impressive quality of submissions that deliver real impact to their institution and patients. This year, we are seeing an increasing trend of mobile health (mHealth) and telehealth submissions, signifying an evolution in APAC’s eHealth ambition,” said Dr. Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Solutions for Elsevier in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. “Elsevier would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees who have developed ways to drive efficiencies, and improve the quality of care. Together, we believe that the deployment of technology combined with evidence-based information can go a long way to achieve positive healthcare outcomes.”

To find out who the winners are and why, check out the official statement on the announced winners here.

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