Deadline Rapidly Approaching to Nominate Your Favorite Innovative Healthcare Company for the 2009 ABBY Awards

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The Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization is accepting nominations until July 31st for the 2009 ABBY Awards, to be presented at the 11th Annual Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards Event, on October 28, 2009, at the Radisson Hotel, in Newport Beach, California. At this event, nine organizations will be recognized for their value-driven approaches to solving some of the toughest problems facing healthcare today, and three will take home the prestigious ABBY Award.

The Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization is accepting nominations until July 31st for the 2009 ABBY Awards, to be presented at the 11th Annual Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards Event, on October 28, 2009, at the Radisson Hotel, in Newport Beach, California. At this event, nine organizations will be recognized for their value-driven approaches to solving some of the toughest problems facing healthcare today, and three will take home the prestigious ABBY Award.

This year's ABBY winners will be in excellent company. For the past 10 years, at ABL's Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards and Event, healthcare industry leaders have honored the organizations whose products and services are judged to be the most innovative, with proven metrics assuring their cost-effective quality. Previous ABBY Award winners and nominees have included companies that have made breakthroughs and transformative advances in medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, information technology, and electronic solutions, as well as organizations that have applied innovative systems and technology in providing care, enrolling beneficiaries, and reducing healthcare costs. ABBY winners in recent years have included: "Innovative Approach" winners Alameda County Medical Center, Health Hero Network, and Sutter Health's eICU; "Medical Technology" winners Accuray, Aperio Technologies, and eV3 Neurovascular Division; and "Healthcare IT" winners eHealth, Kaiser Permanente's Internet Services Division, and M*Modal. Since 1999, winning the ABBY Award for many of its 30+ recipients has been a major catalyst to greater market acceptance and enhanced peer recognition.

To qualify for consideration, nominated companies or divisions must have a product, service or application of technology that is currently approved for use and/or in the marketplace, or an innovative process with proven success metrics, that is lowering the cost of delivering quality, accessible healthcare. Nominated companies should fall into one of three categories: Innovations in Medical/Bio-Technology; Innovations in Healthcare Information and Telecommunications Technology; or Innovative Approaches to the Delivery of Healthcare.

All nominations must be submitted via this link by Friday, July 31. Previously nominated companies and/or divisions are encouraged to resubmit their nomination, as long as they have not previously won an ABBY and have not been an ABBY Finalist in the past two years. Qualifying nominees will then be awarded Semi-Finalist status.

In early August, Members of ABL's Innovations' Finalist Selection Committee will select three Finalists in each category. Each of these Finalists will be given the opportunity by ABL and Chesney Communications to make 7-minute video presentations, which will be posted on ABL's "Members Only" website. Voting by secret ballot for the Innovations in Healthcare ABBY winners will be open to all ABL Healthcare Members who have seen each of the three pre-recorded video presentations in each category in which they are voting. The votes will then be sealed, and - just like the Academy Awards - be presented to the three ABBY winners at the October 28 Innovations In HealthcareSM Awards and Event Ceremony.

Attendance at the 11th Annual Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards and Event Ceremony is open to senior executives of healthcare, health information and telecommunications technology, and medical and bio-technology firms, as well as all ABL Members. For more information about it and/or the ABL Organization, please contact Laura Grant at ABL at (714) 245-2407 or visit Innovations in HealthcareSM web page or ABL Organization's web site.

About the Adaptive Business Leaders Organization:
ABL is celebrating its 26th year of helping health and technology leaders grow great companies through its CEO Round Tables and frequent Events held throughout California. In monthly, confidential collaborative forums, ABL Members share with each other proven and innovative approaches to growing their businesses, helping one another capitalize on market trends and opportunities, and assuring they are well positioned for corporate and personal success.

Contact:
Laura Grant at (714/245-2407) or
Mimi Grant, President, at (714/245-1425)
Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization, abl.org

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