(PRWEB) December 23, 2013
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and AHIMA Foundation recognized Jvion with the Innovator Award during AHIMA’s 85th Annual Convention and Exhibit in Atlanta. The award marks the second year the AHIMA Foundation has given the award.
Jvion was honored for its findings on how to reduce fiscal waste in healthcare organizations and improve operations. Jvion collaborated with leading provider systems and clinical experts to better understand, predict and prevent healthcare waste.
“Innovation is the key to continuing to move healthcare forward, and Jvion is an excellent example,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “In fact, all of the companies presenting in our Innovation Pavilion of the Exhibit Hall are demonstrating the potential to provide better processes and solutions in the healthcare industry and ultimately improve patient care.”
The judging panel for the award included College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CEO Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO; Mark Blatt, MD, MBA, Worldwide Medical Director, Enterprise Solutions Sales, Intel; and Arun Mohan, MD, MBA, assistant professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Six companies participated in the competition, including ELIPSE, Inc., ImplementHIT, KIWI-TEK, VitalWare and ZyDoc. The companies were evaluated on their originality, impact on the industry, practicality, measurability and whether their work would lead to better processes and be beneficial to healthcare.
“We are beyond thrilled to receive this recognition from AHIMA,” said Jvion CEO Shantanu Nigam. “We share AHIMA’s commitment to ‘Drive the Power of Knowledge’ by making sure information is available where and when it’s needed.”
About the AHIMA Foundation
The AHIMA Foundation is the 501 (c)(3) charitable affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), providing resources to support continuous innovation and advances through research, leadership, policy and education in health information. The Foundation was established in 1962 as the nonprofit entity of AHIMA as its sole corporation. Initially dedicated to procuring books for the AHIMA library and to providing loans to health information management (HIM) students, the Foundation has grown into a robust organization that leads the field in professional HIM development and research.
Today, the AHIMA Foundation strives to be the premiere resource for HIM professionals and the leader in advancing the field for the betterment of the HIM profession and the healthcare consumers we ultimately serve.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, AHIMA represents more than 71,000 educated health information management professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. http://www.ahima.org