Healthcare is a continual topic of conversation, and the recent Healthiverse Heroes awards honored Excellence in Using Healthcare Technology to improve care, collaboration, interoperability, and patient outcomes.–By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
Health technology pioneer DrFirst announced the winners of the inaugural Healthiverse Heroes Award. The awards spotlighted healthcare providers and organizations that are breaking through information silos that stand in the way of clinical collaboration and patient care.
“Forward-thinking providers and organizations have taken extraordinary measures during the pandemic to find ways to shatter barriers to clinical collaboration and ensure patients receive the best possible care,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “We’re pleased to honor these industry leaders with the Healthiverse Heroes Award, and we encourage the healthcare industry to join us in congratulating these trailblazers for their exceptional efforts and success.”
Winners were selected based on multiple criteria, including innovative use of technology, level of impact, and effectiveness in breaking down information silos to improve care collaboration, interoperability, and patient outcomes. Nominees were judged by DrFirst’s clinical team, including its chief medical officer and others with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, emergency medical services, and pharmacy.
The 2021 Healthiverse Heroes Award winners include:
Emergency Medical Services: Neptune Township Emergency Medical Services
Healthcare Providers: Jeffrey Schnipper, M.D., MPH, Director of Clinical Research, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Hospitals and Health Systems (500+ beds): WellSpan Health
Hospitals and Health Systems (100-500 beds): Frederick Health
Life Sciences: United BioSource
Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered healthcare technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges faced in healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse—the interconnected healthcare universe—by providing our clients with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it, so patients get the best care possible. DrFirst solutions are used by nearly 300,000 healthcare professionals, including more than 100,000 prescribers, nearly half of the EHRs in the U.S., and more than 1,400 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.DrFirst.com and follow @DrFirst.