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  • Lifespan Technology Awards

  • Lifespan's accomplishments are reflected in the numerous awards it has earned, including:

    • HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 
      (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

      Recognizing achievement in electronic medical record (EMR) systems adoption at Rhode Island and Newport hospitals.
      (See the Newport Hospital case study at the HIMSS website)

    • 100 Most Wired Award - Carole Cotter, SVP and CIO
      (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002)

      Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) annually surveys the nation's health care systems on their use of high-tech communications, and its "Most Wired" status is awarded to what they call "technically savvy" hospitals.

    • 25 Most Wireless Award (2005, 2004, 2003) from Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN)

    • Computerworld Honors Program (2005), 21st Century Achievement Award
      Lifespan was named one of 48 finalists nationwide for its visionary use of information technology, specifically wireless technology, in the Medicine category. The Honors Program identifies the men and women, organizations and institutions who are leading the technology revolution and records the impact of their achievements on society. Lifespan's case study on its wireless technology is now a permanent part of the Global Archives, archived in libraries, museums, and academic and research institutions around the world.

    • InformationWeek 500 list (2009, 2008, 2004)
      Lifespan was named to the InformationWeek 500 list of "Top Innovators" for its use of technology - ranking among Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Wal-Mart Stores, Citigroup and Marriott International. The magazine selects "the most innovative users of business technology." Companies were selected based on management priorities, technology strategies, staffing initiatives and budget plans. The list spans 21 industries, including: insurance; banking and financial services; electronics; automotive; manufacturing; consumer goods; health care and medical; and information technology. Lifespan was one of 32 leaders in the "Health Care & Medical" category.

    • CIO 100 IT Achievement Award from CIO magazine, recognizing excellence in system integration, agility, boldness and innovation.
      (2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002)

      • Most Agile 100
        Lifespan first earned this award for its Computerized Physician Order Entry system, enabled by a wireless network; and its new contract management application, which created a $17 million improvement in payments. The winners were selected for "their ability to react quickly to rapidly changing situations and environments while positively contributing to their own organization's development of new growth opportunities. The CIO 100 recipients represent the highest standards of competence, creativity, leadership and accomplishment in the information technology (IT) field."

      • Enterprise Integration: The Integration Imperative
        The award is given to companies that demonstrate impressive progress toward enterprise integration, bringing information from various sources into a single view. Other winners of the award have been: CISCO, Dell, Dow Chemical, GE, IBM, MetLife, Royal Bank of Canada, Italy's Perilli, S.p.A., and Wal-Mart. Lifespan was the only health care system to be recognized in 2002.

    • Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems Achievement Award (2004)

    • CEO IT Achievement Award - George A. Vecchione, President and CEO (2003)
      Lifespan President and CEO George A. Vecchione won the CEO IT Achievement Award, sponsored by Modern Healthcare and the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The award recognizes one or more health care industry CEOs who demonstrate leadership and commitment to using information technology to advance their health care organization's strategic goals.

    • Healthcare Informatics Information Technology Innovators Award - Carole Cotter, SVP and CIO (2003)
      The Healthcare Informatics editorial team invited its editorial board, research panel and members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives to nominate individuals they believed had shown outstanding IT talent - particularly vision, strategy, leadership and implementation abilities. From the nominations, editors chose, with extra value going to visions that could be extended beyond the organization involved, nine recipients for the second Annual Healthcare IT Innovators Award.

    • VHA Northeast Leadership Innovation Award - Carole Cotter, SVP and CIO (2002)
      This IT Innovation Award honors VHA Northeast organizations exhibiting leadership and innovation while implementing information technology improvements that make a significant difference and are widely diffused throughout the organization.

    • CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) Innovation of the Year Award - Carole Cotter, SVP and CIO (2002)
      The College created the Innovation of the Year Award to honor and recognize health care CIOs who are using IT applications in creative and exciting new ways in their organizations. The award provides peer recognition for CIOs who have demonstrated value to their organization through the creative application of technology in support of their organization's key and strategic business objectives. It also provides an opportunity for innovative solutions to be openly shared with the College membership for possible application in other healthcare environments.