The RFID in Healthcare Consortium Announces Intelligent Hospital Award Recipients

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent announced today the following six awards for 2014 and their recipients:

Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Conrad Emmerich, associate vice president for resource management and enterprise visibility; Beverly Essick, D.O.M. and director of clinical compliance and regulatory services; and Mary Jagim, associate director, Office of Enterprise Visibility, will receive the award.

  • The award for Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety was awarded to Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Receiving the award are Bobbie Carroll, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics, and Sarah Giga, MS, manager, clinical systems integration.
  • For his team, Dr. Joseph P. Drozda, Jr., director of outcomes research, Mercy, based in Chesterfield, Missouri, will receive the award for the Most Innovative Use Case.
  • Most Innovative Use of Business Intelligence was awarded to Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware. Receiving the award are Leslie Mulshenock, director, Christians Care's Heart and Vascular Interventional Services; and Matthew P. Esham, the manager for the Heart and Vascular Information Technology Department.
  • Carleen Penoza, director of infomatics, will receive the Most Innovative Use for Physical Security award for Beaumont Health System of Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Conrad Emmerich will receive the Best Comprehensive Integration award for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Award recipients have been invited to participate in the Intelligent Hospital Awards program at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS14) conference and exhibition. The program will be held February 24, 2014, at 5:00pm in Exhibit Hall F (8265) at the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion's Leadership Theater.

During the event, recipients will be honored, and the 2014 RHCC/Intelligent Hospital GRAND AWARD will be announced. The GRAND AWARD is selected from the recipients of the six awards.

The judges for the first annual Intelligent Hospital Awards are as follows: Georgia Tech Professor Gisele Bennett; Southern Methodist University associate professor; Daniel W. Engels, University of California-San Francisco Professor Donna Hudson; University of Wisconsin Distinguished Researcher Alfonso Gutierrez; and consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager, John W. Walz.

Members of the Awards Committee are solution leaders from Ascom Patient Systems (US), Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., Cardiopulmonary Corporation, CareFusion, Clinical Computer Systems, Ekahau, HP Enterprise Services, IEEE, MEPS Real-Time, Inc., Omnicell, Inc., pdc Healthcare, Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc., Skytron LLC (US), STANLEY Healthcare, US Department of Veterans Affairs, WaveMark.

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About the RFID in Healthcare Consortium

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a not-for-profit, global organization founded to elevate awareness and to educate the Life Sciences community on the adoption of new technologies. The RHCC is an educationally focused, vendor neutral, technology and frequency agnostic, association dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of auto-ID, NFC, RFID, RTLS, sensors and wireless technologies in the healthcare, assisted and independent living and nursing home industries. For more information, please visit: and

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