HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference

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11-13 June, 2019 | Helsinki, Finland

Finalists for HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards Revealed

Helsinki, 6 June, 2019 – Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), are proud to recognise organisations for outstanding achievement and innovation in the implementation and usage of health information and technology that truly improves patient care and safety, via the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards. 

The awards will be announced at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference on 11-13 June 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The awards recognise projects from across Europe that harness the application of information within a healthcare setting, thus setting a new standard for patient management and care. 

Six organisations have been shortlisted for this award, three per category. The three finalists for the ‘Outstanding ICT Achievement Award’ are:

  1. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with their project "42% reduction in sepsis mortality Trust-wide through the adoption of digital technology "
  2. HUS Helsinki University Hospital, Finland with their project "Health Village"
  3. Pohjola Hospitals with their project "Safety culture reborn by implementing mobile quality platform"

The three finalists for the ‘Outstanding ICT Innovation Award’ are:

  1. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with their project about "joined-up healthcare through digital technology"
  2. Cardiologie Centra Nederland from the Netherlands with their project "HartWacht"
  3. The Emergency Department at Ghent University Hospital from Belgium with their project "WellPoint kiosk"

Tim Morris, Commercial Portfolio and Partnership Director at Elsevier and Chair of the judging panel, commented, “It has been a huge pleasure to review this year’s entries. We believe HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards is a key platform in providing recognition for institutions in Europe who are demonstrating outstanding achievement towards a safer and more innovative delivery of care.”

The HIMSS-Elsevier Awards are being hosted in Europe for the third time and have previously been celebrated in the Asia Pacific region for over six years, in the Middle East region for four and in Brazil and the Latin American region for the first time earlier this year as well. It reflects Elsevier’s on-going global commitment to supporting healthcare providers to continually evolve and to meet the needs of a changing population. All the shortlisted projects use robust data and insight to streamline systems, and make better use of healthcare practitioner skills in order to better manage patients and improve clinical outcomes.

The winners for both categories will be announced on 12 June during an awards ceremony on the main stage, followed by an exclusive networking dinner at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki, Finland. The networking dinner is private and by invitation only. Contact Chris Bell to enquire about attendance eligibility. 



Editorial notes

For press enquiries, please contact Inés Burton on iburton@himss.org or Christopher Capot on c.capot@elsevier.com. 



HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. As an association, HIMSS encompasses more than 72,000 individual members and 630 corporate members. We partner with hundreds of providers, academic institutions and health services organizations on strategic initiatives that leverage innovative information and technology. Together, we work to improve health, access and the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. www.himss.org 


About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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