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MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL RANKS 31 ON 2012 INFORMATIONWEEK 500
(9/17/2012)

Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) today announced that it ranked 31 on this year’s InformationWeek 500- a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. MCH was one of the top three finalists in the healthcare category.  The annual list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.
 
“Miami Children’s Hospital is committed to innovation in healthcare.   We believe the use of technology to help drive business automation is a fundamental and enabling strategy that promises to enhance healthcare practice and affordability,” said Edward Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Miami Children’s Hospital. “We are honored to be recognized alongside such prestigious and forward thinking companies."
 
Recent technology advancements led by the MCH IT Department include a transition to a state-of-the-art electronic documentation system that has optimized management of patient care needs.
 
“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”
 
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
 
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012-2013 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
 
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