Nationwide Childrens Hospital Earns Spot on the 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

October 5, 2011

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named to the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Nationwide Children’s ranked 107 on the list. This year marks the second-consecutive year the hospital has earned a spot on the InformationWeek 500.

“This is a huge honor for Nationwide Children’s, and would not have been possible without everyone’s hard work and efforts,” said Brian Shea, chief technology officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital secured its spot on the list for the way the hospital is utilizing virtualization technology to provide access to clinical applications in an innovative way. The hospital is doing this through “eChart Connect”. This solution combines leading virtual technology solutions to create a suite of unique delivery services. These services are designed to swiftly and securely deliver clinical information to the right person at the right time and to the right device. Similar concepts are being considered at other organizations, however, they are not as comprehensive as eChart Connect which includes the Desktop, Toolbar, Remote and Mobile services.

“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. 

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.