The Collaboration Award was designed to recognize a collaborative effort by a CHIME Foundation firm and CHIME member. The award will provide organizational and industry recognition to Foundation firms and CIOs. The co-authored paper should have value for the healthcare IT/IS arena in terms of both the collaborative effort and the overall topic.
The program provides an opportunity for these efforts to be openly shared with the CHIME membership for possible application in other healthcare environments.
Jointly awarded to a CHIME member CIO and CHIME Foundation Firm. Participating firms must belong to the CHIME Foundation. Participating CIOs must be members of CHIME. Foundation firms and CHIME CIO members may participate in more than one entry. If the collaborative effort involved more than one firm or CIO, all participants should be listed on the entry form.
Necessary background information about the collaborative effort must be included. This information may consist of the challenges and barriers faced; the conclusion or outcomes achieved; the recommendation(s) that could be offered; and the collaborative strategies utilized. It is strongly suggested that quantifiable measurements be included (financial ROI, employee time saved, etc.). All entries should include a two paragraph executive summary, and be limited to no more than 10 pages total.
Documents & Judging
The CHIME Awards Committee will review all entries and select the winning paper based upon a 100-point scale. Points will be awarded in each of the following categories:
- Collaboration (0-50 Points): What level of collaboration was achieved between the CIO and Foundation firm? For example, does the document describe/outline a collaborative process that contributed greatly to the outcome of the project or initiative? Or could be emulated by other CIOs with their vendor firms?
There should also be an explanation of how this collaborative effort is different than a normal business relationship.
- Healthcare Business Success (0-30 Points): To what extent could the effort contribute and influence healthcare business success? In other words, does the paper consist of practical and employable strategies that can be used by the general healthcare CIO community to achieve greater business success? What specific, measurable results has the collaboration achieved at the CHIME member’s organization?
- Originality (0-20 points): How original is the idea, i.e., does it provide an innovative solution to a problem? Does it demonstrate a creative hypothesis or provide groundbreaking research results?