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Clinical Informatics Leadership Award 2020

In 2020, the Clinical Informatics Leadership Network published a Clinical Informatics Position Statement, which details five key ways in which clinical informaticians bring value to the health sector. The Clinical Informatics Leadership Award 2020 is looking for a clinical informatician who best demonstrates this value. 

To be eligible for the award you must be a member of the Clinical Informatics Leadership Network - this is open to anyone with a clinical background and an interest in data and/or digital. If the nominee is not a member, they can  apply to join. You can nominate yourself or others and you can nominate  more than one person. 


All nominations must be received by 5pm on September 25 2020.

All submissions will be judged by a 3-person panel consisting of MoH Deputy Director Data and Digital Shayne Hunter, NZ Health IT Chief Executive Scott Arrol and 2019 CiLN Award winner and HiNZ Board Chair Rebecca George, who will decide three finalists. A public vote to decide the winner will be held in October 2020 and the winner will be announced at a HiNZ networking event in November.


The winner will receive:

  • A free pass and a speaking slot, on a topic of their choice, at the 2021 HiNZ Conference in Wellington
  • Spark Health will provide up to $5000 in expenses for the winner to travel to an international conference of their choice or to fund further study.

Read about the 2019 Award winner Rebecca George.




CiLN Award FAQs


Q. Can I nominate myself?

A.Yes, as long as you are a CiLN member


Q. Can I nominate someone else?

A. Yes, as long as they are a CiLN member


Q. Can I nominate more than one person?

A. Yes, just fill out the form more than once.


Q. I was nominated or a finalist in 2019 can I be nominated again?


A. Yes 


Q. What if someone is nominated more than once?

A. The judges will consider all entries for one person as one nomination.


Q. I live outside of New Zealand, can I be nominated?

A. If your nomination relates to work undertaken in digital health in New Zealand in 2020 then yes, otherwise no.


Q. I’m a registered health professional but no longer a practicing clinician, can I be nominated?

A. Yes, as long as you are a CiLN member


Q. Can I provide supporting documentation?

A. Yes, you can email with supporting documentation, but the judges are under no obligation to read this. Graphical/ illustrative documents will be reviewed by the judges.


Q. What is the closing date for entries?


A. 5pm September 25 2020


Q. How will I find out if I’m a finalist?

A. The three finalists will be chosen by the judging panel, then contacted by eHealthNews editor Rebecca McBeth in early October 2020 for an interview and write-up in eHealthNews, before the public vote opens on October 19.


Q. Do I have to accept the prizes offered?

A. No you can choose not to accept or to pass on the prize to a deserving team member/ colleague if you wish.


Q. I’m having trouble with the online nomination form?

A. Please contact HiNZ administration manager Gloria Holliday


Q. I have a question not answered in this FAQ

A. Please contact CiLN co-ordinator Rebecca McBeth


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