Nationwide Childrens Hospital Named Semi-Finalist for TechColumbus Innovation Awards

December 15, 2011

On Thursday, February 2, 2012 the annual TechColumbus Innovation Awards will showcase Central Ohio’s many achievements by honoring its top innovators.  It is a night of networking, prestige, and celebration.  Winners in 13 award categories will be announced to an audience of 1,100+ attendees.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be a semi-finalist in the “Outstanding Technology Team” category.  “It is an honor to be a semi-finalist for this award and to be recognized for our innovations,” commented Brian Shea, chief technology officer at Nationwide Children’s.  “We look forward to the event to be surrounded by our peers, colleagues and mentors to learn if we will be named a finalist.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital achieved a semi-finalist ranking 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.

The TechColumbus Innovation Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation by recognizing outstanding technology achievements in Central Ohio.  This prestigious evening showcases the region’s advancements and promising future.  For more information, visit

Corporate Innovator of the Year, Outstanding Startup Business, Outstanding Product (fewer than 50 employees), Outstanding Product (more than 50 employees), Outstanding Service (fewer than 50 employees), Outstanding Service (more than 50 employees), Outstanding Technology Team, Green Innovation, Innovation in Non-Profit Service Delivery

Executive of the Year (fewer than 50 employees), Executive of the Year (more than 50 employees), Outstanding Woman in Technology, Inventor of the Year

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner 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