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Medigy HITMC Awards Finalists Announced

The number of nominations and quality of the work submitted for this year’s HITMC Awards, sponsored by Medigy, was simply incredible. The response exceeded all expectations.

In each category, the Awards Committee had to carefully sift through multiple nominations. It was not an easy task for them to choose the Awards finalists, but after careful consideration they came up with the following short list.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination.

Here are the Finalists for the 2019 Medigy HITMC Awards (finalists shown in alphabetic order)

Individual – Patient Advocate of the Year

  • Barby Ingle. She creates original content, shares her story effectively, studies & shares about helpful health tools to better care for chronic patients. She is original, creative, vol patient advocate, makes a difference, creates awareness, great at branding, a go-getter & cheerleader of HOPE
  • Geri Lynn Baumblatt. Geri is a champion for family caregivers – the unsung heroes of healthcare who often shoulder the physical, financial, and emotional burden of care without any support. Geri is working hard to bring attention to the plight of caregivers so that programs can be created to help them as they take time away from work and give up their lives to care for a loved one.
  • Grace Cordovano. Grace works tirelessly to keep the patient advocate voice strong in Health IT and healthcare conferences. She is frequently seen on panels, on Tweet chats and education events to maintain the voice of patients and fight for their rights to their data, to a better experience, to compassion and empathy within the health care journey. Grace always pushes people to always consider the patient perspective. She is a realist, genuine, inspiring, and creative.

Individual – Podcast of the Year

Healthcare Provider – Best Marketing/PR Program

Healthcare Provider – Best Social Media Use/Campaign

Healthcare Provider – Best Website Redesign

Healthcare Provider – Marketing/PR/Communication Team of the Year

Health IT Company – Ad of the Year (Print or Digital)

Health IT Company – Best Giveaway (Tchotchke)

  • FormFast for their Branded Socks. With socks being a big “HIT” in the close-knit health IT community (big nod to the amazing Pink Socks movement) – FormFast thought socks would be a great branding tool that attendees would appreciate.
  • Scorpion for their Swell Water Bottles. Lots of companies gave away bottles this year, but Scorpion’s stood out for the quality of the bottle and the clean branding. They were the hit of the show.
  • The Sequoia Project for their Sequoia Seeds giveaway. A packet of sequoia seeds with a disk of soil and planting instructions. Sequoia trees grow tall by interlocking the roots; they work together to succeed.
  • Stericycle Communication Solutions for their Patients Matter t-shirts. At HIMSS19, Stericycle gave away great T-shirts in their booth. The shirts weren’t just an-in-your-face logo. They included awesome, meaningful phrases like, “Patients Matter.”
  • SymphonyRM for their MetricMovers mini-figures. #MetricMovers: Custom Marketing Leader Minifigures designed to intrigue individuals and spark creativity while discussing health system goals.

Health IT Company – Best Marketing/PR Program

Health IT Company – Best Social Media Use/Campaign

Health IT Company – Best Tradeshow Theme

Health IT Company – Marketing/PR/Communications Team of the Year

Health IT Company – Marketing/PR Person of the Year

Agency – Marketing/PR Person of the Year

Agency of the Year

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Colin Hung

Colin Hung is an award-winning Marketing Executive with more than 15yrs of healthcare and HealthIT experience. He co-founded one of the most popular healthcare chats on Twitter, #hcldr and he has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Healthcare IT Influencers”. Colin’s work has been published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers, and Infection Control Today. He writes regularly for Healthcare Scene and here at HITMC.com. Colin is a member of #pinksock #TheWalkingGallery and is proudly HITMC. His Twitter handle is: @Colin_Hung.

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