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Patel lands health care informatics award

May. 30, 2013, 9:01 AM

Neal Patel, M.D., MPH, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and chief medical information officer for inpatient services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is the first-place recipient of the 2013 Healthcare Informatics/AMDIS IT Innovation Advocate Award, recognizing leaders who have helped move the health care industry forward through their innovations.

Neal Patel, M.D., MPH

The award was presented recently in San Francisco at the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit.

In a Healthcare Informatics Magazine news release about the award, Patel was credited for his work in developing electronic patient documentation tools, IT support for inpatient risk monitoring and other projects.

The other two recipients of this year’s award are John Mattison, M.D., assistant medical director and chief medical information officer of Kaiser Permanente of Southern California (second place), and Michael Zaroukian, M.D., Ph.D., vice president and chief medical information officer of Sparrow Health in Lansing, Mich. (third place).

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