The IDG Computerworld Honors Program has selected Lifespan for a 21st Century Award, honoring the development of the Rapid Emergency Satellite Communications system (RESCQ). Lifespan was one of just 10 organizations to receive the award out of 151 laureates from around the world.
"We are incredibly honored to have been selected for a 21st Century Award by the Computerworld Honors Program," said Carole Cotter, Lifespan's chief information officer. "RESCQ will allow all hospitals in Rhode Island to communicate with each other and with critical government agencies to ensure patients continue to receive the best care during emergencies. We hope that RESCQ can become a model not only for hospitals and health systems throughout the country, but for any company that needs to maintain communications during a disaster or emergency." Lifespan was previously honored as a Laureate in 2005 for its innovative use of wireless technology.
"For the 22nd consecutive year, the Computerworld Honors Program has identified the most innovative organizations and people who use technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change," said Ellen Daly, senior vice president of IDG Enterprise Events. "Computerworld is proud to recognize both the Laureates and the 21st Century Achievement Award recipients from around the world."
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