Modern Healthcare and HIMSS Announce CEO IT Achievement Award

February 10, 2003

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Healthcare and HIMSS announced the creation of the CEO IT Achievement Award at the HIMSS Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. The award recognizes one or more healthcare CEOs who demonstrate leadership and

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Healthcare and HIMSS announced the creation of the CEO IT Achievement Award at the HIMSS Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. The award recognizes one or more healthcare CEOs who demonstrate leadership and commitment to using information technology to advance their organization's goals.

The annual award is open to CEOs of any type of healthcare organization and will be judged by a panel of healthcare CEOs, CIOs and other senior-level executives from healthcare provider organizations.

The nomination process is open anyone who would like to submit a healthcare CEO. However, the senior-most technology officer at the nominee's organization must make the actual submission.

The recipient(s) of the 2003 award will be announced and profiled in upcoming issues of Modern Healthcare and honored at the HIMSS Summer Conference, June 9-10 in Chicago.

The submission deadline is March 10, 2003. Nomination applications are available online at www.modernhealthcare.com or www.himss.org or by contacting Michael Konstant, HIMSS Director of Member Relations, at 312.915.9239 or mkonstant@himss.org .

Modern Healthcare is the industry's only healthcare business news weekly, providing healthcare executives the most reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive business news and information. In addition to print, readers access our news online at modernhealthcare.com and via our daily e-newsletter, the Daily Dose. With this three-tiered approach to news, our award-winning staff of editors and reporters delivers information that enables healthcare leaders to take constructive action and improve performance.

HIMSS provides leadership in healthcare for the advancement and management of information technology. Headquartered in Chicago, HIMSS provides services to more than 13,000 members, including IT health care corporations, firms and professionals from around the globe. Through the collaboration of 41 chapters and 20 special interest groups, HIMSS directs and shapes the healthcare industry, encourages emerging technology and promotes public policies that will improve healthcare delivery.

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CONTACT: Fawn Lopez, Associate Publisher of Modern Healthcare,
+1-312-649-5491, flopez@crain.com , or Michael Konstant, Director of Member
Relations of HIMSS, +1-312-915-9239, mkonstant@himss.org

Web site: http://conference.himss.org/asp/registration.asphttp://www.modernhealthcare.com/http://www.himss.org/