Informatics Pi² Award

Application Instructions

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Williamson
VP of Academic Affairs and Education
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Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA
VP of Corporate Relations and Business Development
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Purpose of the Award

AMIA’s 2014 iHealth Conference (January 30 to February 1 – www.ihealthconference.org) targets CMIOs, CNIOs and other C-level informatics professionals who are in healthcare delivery. The purpose of the AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi²) Award (“the pie award” for short) is to recognize physician/nurse leaders and their teams for improving the quality of healthcare delivery—in their institutions and beyond—through the innovative application and dissemination of informatics-related solutions. The innovations they demonstrate may be in the form of internally developed solutions that have broader application or novel and extraordinarily effective applications of existing (commercial) solutions.

Award Criteria

The Pi² Award is for providers—physicians, nurses and other clinical informatics leaders. For 2014 the Pi² Award will be awarded to a team, not an individual. The team leader should be a CMIO, CNIO or other clinically focused informatics leader (such as a Chief Transformation Officer, Chief Quality Officer or other leader) and the “team” will include the leader’s direct reports, up to a maximum of eight team members in total.

The leaders from the finalist teams (a maximum of four) will receive an invitation to participate in the iHealth CMIO/CNIO pre-conference workshop and a free registration to attend the iHealth Conference. All applicants are encouraged to bring their team members with them to the iHealth conference. Prior to the award ceremony, the individual and/or team will know they are finalists, but will not know if they won until the official, on-stage announcement. The Pi² Award will be presented by the Co-Chairs of the iHealth conference with acknowledgement of the award’s sponsor, SSi-SEARCH. Winners must be present to win and the team lead may accept the award and offer brief remarks.

Finalists and winners will be selected by the Provider Members represented on the iHealth Program Planning Team.

To be considered for the award,
a nominated team must:

  • Be led by a healthcare provider with a recognized practice degree
    (e.g., M.D., D.O., R.N., PharmD)
  • Have demonstrated significant achievement in the employment of clinical informatics and related fields and in two or more of the following areas:
    • Leadership and Executive Performance
    • Patient care / Quality focus / Process improvement
    • Innovative use of technology
  • Participate in the pre-conference workshop and attend the iHealth Conference to receive the commendation.

Submission Instructions

Submit the following information to AMIA in a Word or PDF document via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before close of business December 31, 2013:

  • Project name
  • Organization name and location
  • Team leader name and contact information
  • Team member names (up to seven)
  • Project goal
  • Description (1,000 words or less) of the technology or informatics intervention, implementation and workflow change, including alignment with organizational strategy and measurable benefit (if any)
  • A one-page nomination letter that highlights the characteristics listed under “Criteria”
  • The nominee’s bio
  • The name and contact information of the person nominating the individual, accompanied by up to five names and signatures supporting the nomination (not required).

Start Nomination Process Download award nomination package.

Decision Process

Applications or nominations must be received by December 31, 2013. Up to four finalist teams will be selected from among the applicants by the Provider Members of the iHealth Program Planning Team. These members may nominate an individual or a team but cannot, in such a case, participate further in the decision process. The lead of the winning recipient must attend the iHealth Conference, the pre-conference workshop and the award presentation during the conference. Note that the award sponsor has no involvement in the selection process, but may encourage providers in their network to apply.

Description of Award

While this award will recognize significant achievement in a field that is tasked with materially improving the nation’s delivery of healthcare, a very serious undertaking, this is an opportunity to celebrate the teams and individuals who work, and have fun doing it.

The award presentation will be on the iHealth Conference agenda and will be presented by the Co-Chairs of the iHealth conference and the Pi² Award sponsor. The awardee will receive a commemorative trophy or plaque. In addition, the winner in his/her remarks accepting the award should name his/her favorite pie (and why) and what kind of pie he/she wants delivered to the winning individual or group’s place of work every month. AMIA will have a gourmet pie delivered to the winning team every month for a year. In lieu of a pie award, the winning team may opt to receive a cash award of $500.

Award Sponsor:

SSi-Search

About AMIA

AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, serves as the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals and plays an important role in medicine, health care, and science, encouraging the use of data, information and knowledge to improve both human health and delivery of healthcare services. More about AMIA is online at www.amia.org.

About SSi-SEARCH

SSi-SEARCH leads in the recruitment of high impact leadership that fuels Innovation, such as Chief Information Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Transformation Officer, and Chief Medical Officer. We recruit leadership that can lead change, innovate and transform healthcare. Find out more about SSi-SEARCH at www.ssi-search.com.

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