H.I.T. Men & Women award celebrates health IT game changers

February 26, 2014 in Medical Technology

The fifth annual H.I.T. Men Women Awards Reception celebrated nine trailblazers in healthcare IT, people who through their vision, talent and perseverance are advancing the adoption of health IT, innovation and best practices to improve healthcare.

Three hundred guests attended this year’s reception, presented by Healthcare IT News and event founder emids.

Nine winners were honored; they were selected by the readers of Healthcare IT News who were asked to voted on a slate of 18 nominees.

The 2014 honorees in each category are:

Innovators, Up and Coming

Molly Coye, MD, Chief innovation officer, UCLA Health.  Dr. Coye has worked toward telemedicine initiatives to reduce ER visits and hospital stays. She founded and served as CEO of the Health Technology Center, a nonprofit education and research organization. She co-founded and served as chair of the board of directors and CEO of CalRHIO, California’s first statewide health information exchange organization.

Yan Chow, MD, Director Innovation Advanced Technology Group, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology. Dr. Chow identifies, assesses, and makes recommendations on new and emerging clinical information technologies that will impact healthcare in the next two to five years. He also led experimental projects such as KP’s first PC interface for mainframes and created KP’s first networking forum for physicians.

Pamela Peele, Chief Analytics Officer, UPMC Health Plan. Peele brings 13 years of patient care experience along with 12 years of academic research experience to her position as the leader of healthcare analytics at the health plan. She is responsible for data analytic activities, economic modeling, predictive modeling, and statistical analysis.

The others who were nominated in this category:

  • Bryan Sivak,  CTO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Justin Kahn, CEO, TruClinic
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