Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Still Time to Submit Entries

The European Association of Healthcare IT Managers and the European Association of Hospital Managers is encouraging all IT managers, healthcare organizations, hospitals, and individuals worldwide to participate in the IT @ NETWORKING AWARDS 2012. This is the world’s only open competition of fully implemented operable healthcare IT and medical technology solutions. Hospitals, research institutes and companies from all over the world are invited to showcase their excellent solutions with the aim to win.

Have you recently implemented an innovative IT solution in your hospital or department? If yes, then reflect and build on your success. This is your opportunity to tell your story, and to show the global healthcare sector what your solution can do and why the technology deserves to win.

The IT @ NETWORKING AWARDS 2012 awards will take place on January 18-19 in Brussels, Belgium. On Day one, the MINDBYTE Session will take place by having each nominee for the award give a five minute presentation followed by a lively five minute Q&A. The audience will vote immediately after each presentation according to the voting criteria for each solution.

The WORKBENCH Session to take place on Day two will have eight top-rated nominees give a 25 minute in-depth presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A discussion to provide the audience with a thorough understanding of the project.

IT @ 2012 is a real competition in which presenters are challenged by expert judges and participants. The competition is especially unique since each presentation is followed by a thorough questioning from the voters. CEOs, CIOs, CMIOs, hospital and IT managers will use the electronic voting system to support their preferred projects.

IT @ 2012 will identify some of the finest and most innovative departmental institutional local, regional, and national healthcare solutions. The top prize will be an Award Trophy plus a cash prize of 2,500 EUR around $3,615 in U.S. dollars. Additionally, the winning technology will be promoted in Europe’s leading healthcare management media which is valued at 47,500 EUR around $68,700 in U.S. dollars.

All entries must be implemented in at least one site and must be fully operable. Each submission must cover the importance of the technology, benefits, originality, difficulties, successes, and impact of the technology. Submissions need to be entered by September 16, 2011 so go to for more information.

Submissions without any commercial interest or any link to healthcare service providers are free. All other submissions are charged a one-time registration fee. For Federal Telemedicine News readers and subscribers, the rates are 160 Euros or around $225 in U.S dollars. When FTN readers are registering, choose group A. Then include the FTN blog website URL as your reference in the comments.

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