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HMT’s Pioneer of Healthcare IT winner announced

By Phil Colpas, Managing Editor I

t began with measured excitement. For the fi rst time in HMT’s his- tory, we would utilize cutting-edge technology (for us, anyway; it’s all relative) and allow readers to vote online for the 2010 Pioneer of Healthcare IT winner. But this would not be the fi rst – nor the last – time technology has let us


Because of technical diffi culties, the ability to cast a vote on our Web site for the Pioneer of Healthcare IT winner was delayed and the voting module itself did not go live until Sept. 20. Therefore, we extended the vote time until mid-November, and are now ready – in this, our last issue of the year – to announce the Pioneer of Healthcare IT winner (we were originally going to make that announcement in the October issue).

Nonetheless, these technical snafus and delays do not dampen our enthu- siasm as we fi nally get to share the results: The six fi nalists were: Deborah Kohn, principal, Dak Systems Consulting;

Richard P. Mansour, M.D., CMIO and VP, product innovation, Eclipsys; Paul Bleicher, M.D., CMO, Humedica; John Santmann, M.D., president and CEO, Wellsoft; W. Ed Hammond, director, Duke Center for Health Informatics; and Lori Wright, vice president and general manager, Symantec Health.


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Nearly a thousand votes were cast. And the winner is (drum roll, please) … Richard P. Mansour, M.D.! HMT will send Dr. Mansour a plaque commemo- rating his being named the Pioneer of Healthcare IT for 2010.

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Board certifi ed in internal medicine, oncology and hematology, Dr. Rick Mansour is CMIO and VP of product innovation at Eclipsys, supporting product planning and development of clinical solutions and services. He is currently an associate professor of clini- cal medicine at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and works part time in the hematology/oncology clinic. Dr. Mansour is founding partner of Vital Software and

participated in the development of Vital Software oncology products prior to selling the company. In addition, he has worked on the development of browser-based medical software prototypes for the pocket PC, prescription writing software and browser-based software for clinical research. He has two patent applications pending, one related to structured documentation and a second related to the automated abstraction of electronic medical records for construction of data cubes for advanced analytics. Lori Wright came in second and Deborah Kohn fi nished in third place. Thank you to all who participated, espe- cially our subscribers, and congratulations to the winners.

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