Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
Health Forum’s flagship publication, Hospitals & Health Networks won first place in the Association of Health Care Journalists 2012 Excellence in Health Care Journalism Awards in the Trade Publications category for its series, “Health Care’s Costliest 1%.”
Health Care’s Costliest 1% investigates the patients who consume the most health care, and what can be done to treat them more effectively. The series also tackled the issues of caring for patients with chronic diseases and highlighted innovative programs targeting the so-called high utilizers. In addition to the print material, the series also used digital media, including a video report from Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital on the hospital’s focus on treating patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure.
In addition, Assistant Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock received the McAllister Editorial Fellowship, which will place Weinstock at Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism as a guest teacher. The fellowship is designed to promote the study of business media. The McAllister fellowship is awarded annually by the Association of Business Information & Media Companies and pays tribute to Donald McAllister, ABM’s chairman in 1955 and an influential voice in business media until his death in 1993.
“These awards recognize our commitment to producing relevant and original health care content,” said Health Forum’s Chief Operations and Development Officer, Amy Mosser. “This series went beyond traditional print media to incorporate digital media, including a long-form video report showing how one Chicago hospital is tackling the high cost of health care in innovative ways.”
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