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Call for Entries Announced for 2008 MS-HUG Innovation Awards


The Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) and Microsoft Corp. today announced a call for entries for the 2008 MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation Awards. The contest, open to any healthcare organization, recognizes leadership in the use of technology to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare.

Now in its 11th year of rewarding excellence in innovative healthcare technology, the annual awards program highlights solutions seen as most critical to driving transformation in healthcare delivery. Eligible solutions must be based on Microsoft technology and enable individuals to measurably improve business and/or clinical processes that affect patient care.

The MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation Awards showcase organizations that promote performance breakthroughs by enhancing the quality of patient care, reducing costs, streamlining clinical and business processes, driving interoperability, improving productivity and workflow, and enabling informed decisions. The awards recognize the healthcare organization together with any collaborating industry solutions vendor or systems integrator that demonstrates industry leadership in each of the following categories:

Clinical Records, Inpatient

Clinical Records, Ambulatory

Delivery Transformation

Disease Surveillance


Outcome Reporting

Awards Schedule

An online entry kit and full awards details are available on the MS-HUG Web site at Entries must be submitted online by Monday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. PST. More information about the awards is available from Monika Skibeness at . Winners will be announced at the 2008 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 2428, 2008, in Orlando, Fla., and will be highlighted on the MS-HUG, HIMSS and Microsoft Web sites.


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