HiNZ Excellence in Health Informatics and Health IT awards
For the past decade, HiNZ has facilitated and managed awards at the annual HiNZ conference. This year HiNZ is proposing a significant awards expansion. We believe this will invigorate and inspire teams and individuals within the sector to innovate and transform health through informatics and IT. These awards will become the premier Health Informatics awards in New Zealand, worthy of significant attention within and beyond the health sector.
- Two awards discontinued
These awards will be discontinued: Clinicians’ Challenge and Best Trade Exhibit.
- Three awards renamed
Best Student Paper will be renamed Best Student Scientific Paper at HiNZ Conference. Best Conference Poster will be renamed Best Poster at the HiNZ Conference. The Robyn Carr Spirit Cup will be renamed Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.
- Five new awards introduced
Five new awards are proposed for 2016. These award categories are based on the highly successful awards programme in the United Kingdom: the E-health Insider awards (http://www.ehealthawards.com/).
The proposed new awards are:
- Best use of IT/business analytics to support healthcare business efficiency
- Best use of IT to support clinical treatment and care
- Best use of social media to deliver a health campaign
- Health IT solution or product innovation (supplier award)
- Health IT champion of the year
Four awards will have a $5,000 cash prize. (There will be no cash prize for the supplier award). It is proposed that the Ministry funding of $20,000 - previously allocated to the Clinicians’ Challenge - is reallocated as prize money to these new awards to encourage entries.
It will be a condition of entry that:
(a) each award will be entered by one person who will collect the prize on the night, although this could be on behalf of a project team of several individuals;
(b) the cash prize must be used by the winner for further development, research or education that is supportive of the existing project and/or its extension;
(c) HiNZ needs to receive an acceptable written statement from the winner as to their intended use of the prize before the prize money will be released;
(d) the winning entrant will be expected to report back at the following year’s HiNZ conference on their use of the prize and project progress in the subsequent year.