Recap: 2015 Federal Health IT Innovation Event and Awards

On Wednesday, March 4th, the Federal Health IT (FHIT) Innovation Event and Awards was held at 1776 DC. The impending snowstorm did not stop more than 150 Federal Health IT Leaders from Government, Industry and the Start-up community who braved the weather and DC traffic to join us in celebration of some of the creative and innovative work happening across the Federal Health IT landscape. 

Emceed by the illustrious John Gilroy, the evening kicked off with a panel of some of the real leaders in innovation including Dr. Steve Steffensen, the Acting Director for Innovation at MHS, Emily Tavoulareas, a Founding Member of the Veterans Affairs Digital Service and Dr. Gregory Downing, the HHS Executive Director for Innovation. After a great discussion and interactive Q&A session with the panel, the evening shifted to focus on the 2015 Federal Health IT (FHIT) Innovation awards. After receiving an overwhelming application response, the field had been narrowed to three finalists for each of the five different categories – Mobile Application, Digital Strategy, Interoperability, Big Data and the Federal Innovation Program.

Congratulations to the winners:

Mobile Application: CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – Ladder Safety Mobile Application

Interoperability: Defense Health Agency Theater Medical Data Store (TMDS) – Ebola Response

Big Data: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Advanced Provider Screening (APS) Project

Digital Strategy: Health and Human Services -Content Syndication and Digital Media Storefront

Federal Innovation Program: Veterans Affairs Connected Health Office – VA Mobile Health

The Overall Winner: National Institutes of Health – Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System

A great thank you to the Federal Health IT community for the overwhelming support and interest in identifying and promoting the innovative work that these individuals and groups are doing every day.

Included below are some pictures that highlight the event. See you next year!

To view the photo gallery, click here.

To see the full Agenda, click here.


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