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2021 HITMC Award Nominations Now Open!

We are so excited to announce that the nominations for our 2021 Medigy HITMC Awards are now open!

This past year has been challenging for for almost everyone in healthcare marketing, PR and communications. Many strategies had to be pivoted and plans shifted as we all navigated through the global pandemic. But we made it through a tough year and that deserves to be celebrated.  And what better way to celebrate, than to recognize the organizations and individuals who did outstanding work in 2020 with our 2021 HITMC Awards.

As we have done in years past, the annual HITMC Awards will recognize the creativity and hard work put in by Health IT companies, healthcare providers, agencies, associations, independent consultants and patient advocates. The winners of each award will be announced at our virtual award ceremony on May 26th, 2021.

This year, we have 47 awards across 22 categories including brand new trophies for: Best COVID Pivot and Best COVID Public Awareness Campaign. Nominations can be made via using the HITMC Award Nomination Form and are open until March 26th, 2021. Finalists will be announced in April, 2021.

Nominations Are Free

The HITMC Award nominations are COMPLETELTY FREE and there is ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO ENTER.  You are welcome to nominate your own campaigns, your colleague’s campaigns or even your client’s campaigns.

  • Do you work with a colleague/colleagues who deserve to be recognized for their work in 2020?  
  • Do you have a killer website that is driving amazing engagement and conversions?
  • Were you part of a campaign that drove killer results despite the year we had?
  • Is your podcast all anybody can talk about?
  • Did you excel in promoting your COVID-19 communications tactics?
  • Did your team or your agency knock it out of the park with your clients last year?

If you answered yes to any of the above , you should consider submitting an entry for one (or all) of the 2021 HITMC Awards.

 


Last Year’s Winners

Be sure to check out last year’s winners to get a sense of the amazing people, projects and initiatives we celebrate.

Award Descriptions

Below are the descriptions for each of the 2021 categories:

ABM Campaign of the Year – NEW
This award recognizes the best Account Based Marketing (ABM) campaign by a Health IT company this past year based on results achieved, creativity, resourcefulness and innovation.

Ad of the Year (non video) – NEW
This award is given to the most creative, eye-catching, informative Health IT or Healthcare ad of 2020 (printed or digital). TV Commercials and other video-ads are not eligible for this award. Nominations should include ad results (ie: clicks, impressions or other KPIs). Separate awards for health IT companies, healthcare providers, and agencies.

Agency of the Year
This award honors outstanding achievement by Marketing, PR and/or Communication agencies that has demonstrated industry leadership, produced outstanding results for clients, grown their business/portfolio and contributed back to the healthcare marketing community in the past year. Separate awards for agencies with a health IT focus and those with a healthcare provider focus.

Best Use of Media Relations – NEW
The Best Use of Media Relations Award recognizes the effective and creative use of media relations to execute or support a public relations campaign. Nominations should include a detailed outline of the media aspects of the PR campaign as well as relevant assets sent to media outlets, earned media stories that resulted, and relevant success metrics.

Blog of the Year
This award is given to the best blog of the past year based on quality of content, frequency of updates and overall presentation. Separate awards for health IT companies, healthcare providers, agencies, and individuals/consultants.

COVID Pivot – NEW
This special award recognizes outstanding achievement by an organization that had to pivot their business, operations and/or marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. To be considered for this award, the impact of the pivot should be any of the following: improved business, business continuation, better service to the community, or improved employee engagement. Examples: Shifting completely to telehealth appointments, focusing exclusively on a COVID software solution or device, moving to a digital-only marketing strategy. Separate awards for health IT companies, healthcare providers, and agencies.

COVID Public Awareness Campaign – NEW
This special award is for the best COVID-related public awareness or educational campaign based on reach, results achieved, creativity, quality of content, and visual/audio appeal. Campaigns related to COVID services or solutions are not eligible for this award. Only campaigns meant to educate/raise awareness with the public or internal staff are eligible.

Employee Engagement/Internal Communication Campaign of the Year – NEW
This award recognizes the best employee engagement campaign this past year based on results achieved, creativity, innovation and visual/audio appeal. Separate awards for health IT companies and healthcare providers.

Health IT Podcast of the Year
This award is given to the best Health IT focused podcast or internet radio show from the past year based on quality of content, audience engagement, regularity of episodes, and overall production.

Health/Healthcare Podcast of the Year
This award is given to the best Health or Healthcare focused podcast or internet radio show from the past year based on quality of content, audience engagement, regularity of episodes, and overall production.

Health IT Trailblazer of the Year
This award recognizes an individual for their leadership, mentorship and innovative contributions to the field of Healthcare and Health IT. Whether they are recognized or not, these individuals are considered “disruptors” or even “disturbers”. They are the pioneers forging a path for the healthcare industry to follow.

Landing Page of the Year – NEW
This award recognizes the best designed and most effective landing page of 2020. Nominations will be judged on overall layout, ease of navigation, clarity of message, clarity of the call-to-action and results achieved. Separate awards for health IT companies and healthcare providers.

Marketing Campaign of the Year
This award recognizes the best marketing or PR campaign by a Health IT company this past year based on results achieved, creativity, innovation and visual/audio appeal.

Marketing Person of the Year
This award recognizes the outstanding work and achievement of a marketing, PR or communications professional in the past year. This person has demonstrated outstanding leadership, resourcefulness, creativity and teamwork over the past year. Separate awards for individuals at health IT companies, healthcare providers and agencies.

Marketing Team of the Year
This award recognizes the Marketing Team that has achieved outstanding results, worked cohesively together, collaborated well with other departments and produced stand-out content, campaigns and programs over the past year. Separate awards given to teams at health IT companies and healthcare providers.

Patient Access Campaign of the Year – NEW
This award recognizes the best patient access marketing or PR campaign by a Healthcare Provider this past year based on results achieved, creativity, innovation and visual/audio appeal.

Patient Advocate of the Year
This award recognizes the tireless efforts of an individual who is working to improve healthcare for patients. It is awarded to an individual that has raised awareness about the rights of patients, helped to make healthcare more patient-centered, brought the patient perspective to the design of IT solutions/healthcare workflows, or has directly improved the healthcare journey of a patient at the local, regional or national level.

Rising Star 2021
This award recognizes the outstanding work and achievement of a marketing, PR or communications professional who has been in healthcare for less than three years. This person has demonstrated outstanding resourcefulness, creativity, personal growth and willingness to learn the complexities of the healthcare market. Separate awards for individuals at health IT companies, healthcare providers and agencies.

Social Media Use
This award recognizes the organizations that produced great content and engaged audiences on social media platforms (like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and yes, even TikTok) in the past year. Separate awards for health IT companies, healthcare providers, and agencies.

Video of the Year
This award is given to the best promotional/marketing video this past year based on creativity, visual appeal, clarity of message and production quality. Separate awards for health IT companies and healthcare providers. Foundation videos are eligible.

Virtual Event of the Year – NEW
This award goes to the organization that held the best virtual event in 2020. Nominations are judged on the complexity of event, feedback/comments from attendees, session variety (panels vs lecture vs other formats), creativity and innovation. User conferences are eligible. Separate awards for health IT companies, healthcare providers, and associations

Website of the Year
This award is given to the best website based on ease of navigation, visual appeal, mobile experience and quality of content. Separate awards for health IT companies, healthcare providers, and agencies.

Nominate Someone Today!

It’s easy to enter, simply click the button below to fill out a nomination form:

 


Remember, nominations close March 26th, 2021 at midnight. The Awards Committee will review each submission and may reach out for additional information if needed. 

We can’t wait to see all of your submissions! 

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