Nominees announced for Health IT Innovation Exchange Award at 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress

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World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress; Accelerating the Adoption, Implementation and Sustainability of Health IT

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More than 30 companies submitted applications for the First Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Awards program. Eight companies where chosen as finalists by an advisory board panel. The eight companies will present their entry at the 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT), taking place November 7-9, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

A free online service to book appointments with qualified CAM practices, a safe online practice ground for behavioral health services and a new social network built for healthcare providers to communicate, collaborate and coordinate patient care. Those are just a few of the highly innovative applications for the award.

The honorable advisory panel that will be judging the nominees consists of:

  •     Julie Anixter, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Innovation Excellence
  •     LeAnna J. Carey, Health Care Editor, Innovation Excellence
  •     Edward W. Marx, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Texas Health Resources
  •     Chuck Sted, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawai'i Pacific Health
  •     Jenna Rose, Director, Sandbox Industries
  •     Unity Stoakes, President and co-founder, StartUp Health
  •     Kevin Riley, Chief Innovation Officer, Florida Blue
  •     Brad Weinberg, MD, Founding Partner, Blueprint Health

The summit will be chaired by Jeffrey N. Hausfeld, co-founder and treasurer of SoPE (Society of Physician Entrepreneurs).

And the nominees are…

Boston Children’s Hospital

Our mobile phone application, Boston Children's MyWay, provides real time directions to all of our services at all locations, as well as offers information on local amenities (restaurants, hotels, activities for children, etc.), descriptions of all our programs and services and brief bios on over 3,000 doctors and specialists.


GroupMD brings the power of social networking to improve patient care and provider productivity in a private and secure environment. It is a free, simple and secure way for providers to instantly increase productivity, reduce medical errors, and improved patient care and outcomes. Simply put, GroupMD is a HIPAA-compliant replacement for text messaging and email.

InWorld Solutions

InWorld Solutions provides secure and accessible on-line practice grounds for skill training, acquisition, and implementation. Through simulated interactions guided by a therapist, coach, instructor or other facilitator, users interact with each other in real time using unique avatars that serve as virtual representations of themselves.

Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system for medical professionals. With medical charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR software addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo.


RedBrick Health works with leading Fortune 1000 employers and strategic distribution partners to drive healthy behaviors and better outcomes in their employees’ health and wellbeing. RedBrick combines financial accountability, clinical and behavioral insight, social and game mechanics and powerful data analytics to create and personalized and persuasive user experience delivered through web, mobile and live interactions.

Rise Health

Rise creates the ability to organize and transform a practice into a health system driven by Primary Care acting as the quarterback for the patient’s health needs. Rise empowers the Primary Care practice with information and technology to better coordinate all aspects of their patient’s care. Rise organizes information and resources and introduces them into the system much earlier in the decision making process to create efficiency and to improve the patient’s experience.

Vantage Point

Vantage Point Healthcare Information Systems, Inc. is a healthcare IT vendor specializing in data analysis software. Its product, SmartCare®, is designed as a system that immediately establishes an enterprise-wide data analysis platform in both payer and provider organizations, and is especially relevant to ACOs and HIEs.


Zeel is an online service where consumers find and book effective complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) care from highly-qualified practitioners. We help consumers learn about effective, evidence-based CAM treatments for certain health conditions, and we create transparency in pricing around the delivery of those treatments.

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About the 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress
The World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress is the leading health care IT strategy meeting presenting the latest on the business of health care technology. Participants will network with over 400 Hospital, Health System, Medical Center, Physician Practice and Health Insurance IT decision makers. The event combines unmatched educational programming with a broad range of informal networking opportunities – the perfect environment to find answers to your most pressing questions while learning about partners and solutions providers who can take your organization to the next level.

For more information, please contact:
Tracey Fielding
Senior Marketing Manager
World Congress

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