Chicago, April 11, 2006 – HIMSS and Modern Healthcare announced Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System and Chairman of ISS Solutions Board of Directors, as the recipient of the 2006 CEO IT Achievement Award.
Steele was selected as this year’s sole recipient, from a record pool of nominees, because he has demonstrated the highest level of leadership and commitment to using information technology (IT).
“HIMSS and our members congratulate Dr. Steele for his strategic leadership in the implementation of information technology and management systems for Geisinger Health System,” said H. Stephen Lieber, HIMSS President/CEO. “He improved and elevated the standard of patient care, insight that demands both a belief in and an understanding of technology’s positive contribution to healthcare.”
A panel of five healthcare executives selected this year’s recipient from a pool of 77 entrants. The panel included Joel Allison, President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System; Mark Neaman, President and CEO of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare; James Noga, CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital; Stephanie Reel CIO & VP, Information Services of Johns Hopkins Health System and Susan Schade, CIO of Partners HealthCare System.
“Dr. Steele clearly recognizes and strongly believes that IT is instrumental in major system changes to transform the delivery of clinical quality, safety and operational effectiveness. His focus and unwavering commitment to implementing new and creative ways to deploy IT as a means to improve patient care and the patient experience no doubt led to his selection as this year’s recipient,” said Fawn Lopez, publisher of Modern Healthcare.
Steele joins a distinguished group of CEO IT Achievement Award recipients, including Joel Allison, President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System; George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals, Mark Neaman, President and CEO of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare; Richard Hastings, President and CEO of St. Luke’s Health System; Judith Pelham, former President and CEO of Trinity Health; Leonard Schaeffer, chairman and CEO of WellPoint Health Networks; George Vecchione, President and CEO of Lifespan; and Pete Velez, Executive Director of Elmhurst Hospital Center and senior vice President of Queens Healthcare Network.
Dr. Steele was honored at an awards banquet on Tuesday, June 6, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C., during National Health IT Week, and profiled in a supplement to the June 5 issue of Modern Healthcare.
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