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The Intelligent Health Association Awards were established in 2012 to champion those healthcare providers and institutions that use technologies in healthcare systems for the betterment of patient safety, supply chain and asset management.   Nominations for the IH awards may recognize any healthcare provider organization, such as hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), clinics and nursing homes, specifically the end users who are implementing these technologies.

Awards are presented to an individual, an organization, or a team.

Eligible healthcare systems will employ any of the following technologies: Auto-ID, BAP (all frequencies of battery-assisted passive systems) Biometrics, BLE, BYOD (bring your own device), Nano, NFC, Mobile devices (e.g. iPhones/Droids/iPads) Mobile Apps, RFID (all frequencies), RTLS (all technologies), Sensors, Telecommunications, Wireless (all technologies)

Nominators: Except for IHA/RHCC Board of Directors and staff and judges, any person may nominate a candidate for an Intelligent Health award.

Nominations must be completed by Midnight ET JANUARY 29th, 2016.

Award Categories and Scope

There are three categories. The fourth award is selected from the recipients of the three. Submitting an application in more than one category is discouraged. If more than one nomination is submitted with identical content, only one will be accepted.

1) Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery
This award recognizes efforts to:
o Healthcare compliance easier to administer.
o Better and safer patient experience
o Data-driven optimization of operations/workflow
o Cost containment or lowered costs of healthcare delivery.
o Effectively and efficiently manage patients at home.
o Engage patients in affordable intelligent health care.
2) Innovative Healthcare
Innovative use of technology in a healthcare facility that addresses problems, such as:
o Simplifying healthcare regulatory compliance
o Protecting property (e.g., high cost and/or quantity distributions)
o Using data analysis to craft new solutions to old problems.
o Redefining data security, intellectual property, and the data infrastructure, given the environment of mobile devices attached to the network, data in motion and at rest.
o Extending the innovations to the patient at home.
3)  Comprehensive Integration
Blending processes and technologies to provide a comprehensive solution in healthcare delivery.

4) Grand Award

Of the three awards given, one recipient will be chosen to receive the 2016 Intelligent Health Grand Award.

To ensure that these awards demonstrate competition for high achievement, no fewer than three nominations must be received for each category. Otherwise no award will be given for that category.

In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered:


  • impact on healthcare;
  • improvement in the patient;
  • experience; succession of significant technical or other contributions;
  • leadership in accomplishing worthwhile goal(s) such as an organization’s performance;
  • previous honors;
  • other achievements as evidenced by publications (including a video or website link),
  • patents or other evidence;
  • quality of nomination;
  • the solution addresses industry challenges;
  • the results of the solution are documented.



 Secrets-to-submitting-a-winning-nomination-for-IHA-Award   Read this document to see a sample of a winning submission. 

2015 IHA GRAND AWARD Recipient 

2015 IHA Award Winners