World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress Announces Winner of its 2012 Health IT Innovation Exchange Award

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GroupMD is the Winner of the First Health IT Innovation Exchange Award

World Congress is pleased to announce the winner of its 2012 Health IT Innovation Exchange Award.

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

The submissions were judged by an honorable advisory panel that ultimately chose GroupMD as the winner.

Founded by a team of physicians, engineers and product designers, GroupMD is a patient care social network that enables healthcare providers to effectively communicate, collaborate and coordinate care.

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.

“It is an honor to be the winner of the 2012 Health IT Innovation Award. To be selected by judges, who include CIOs of major health systems, is a huge validation of our vision, and how GroupMD is uniquely positioned to help enhance the continuity of care by improving handoffs and, most importantly, collaboration across settings of care." Alex Meshkin, CEO, GroupMD.

The honorable advisory panel that chose the winner includes:

  • LeAnna J. Carey, Health Care Editor, Innovation Excellence
  • Edward W. Marx, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Texas Health Resources
  • Jeffrey Hausfield, MD, MBA, FACS, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
  • Mathew Farkash, Founding Partner, Blue Health

The 2013 Health IT Innovation Award will begin soliciting entries in August 2013. For additional information, please check the website at

About the 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 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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