The AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi²) Award (“the pie award” for short) recognizes physician/nurse leaders and their teams for improving the quality of healthcare delivery—in their institutions and beyond—through the innovative application and dissemination of informatics-related solutions.
The innovations they demonstrate may be in the form of internally developed solutions that have broader application or novel and extraordinarily effective applications of existing (commercial) solutions.
The Pi² Award recognizes significant achievement in a field that is tasked with materially improving the nation’s delivery of healthcare, a very serious undertaking.
This is an opportunity to celebrate the teams and individuals who innovate—and have fun doing it.
The Winning Team eats pie for a year! AMIA will have a gourmet pie delivered to the winning team every month for a year. In lieu of a pie award, the winning team may opt to receive a cash award of $500.
Deadline: Applications or nominations must be received by April 15, 2015
2015 Nominations and/or Submission Information
Submit applications/nominations to AMIA in a Word or PDF document via email at email@example.com on or before close of business April 15, 2015
See Submission Instructions below for details. Download Award Nomination Package.
- Leaders from the finalist teams (a maximum of four) will receive an invitation to participate in the iHealth CMIO/CNIO pre-conference workshop
- Leaders from the finalist teams who participate in the CMIO/CNIO pre-conference workshop will receive a complimentary registration to attend the iHealth Conference.
- All applicants are encouraged to bring their team members with them to the iHealth conference and will receive a discount code for all team members to receive $100 off our normal registration rates.
- The Pi² Award is for providers—physicians, nurses and other clinical informatics leaders.
- The Pi² Award will be awarded to a team, not an individual.
- The team leader should be a CMIO, CNIO or other clinically focused informatics leader (such as a Chief Transformation Officer, Chief Quality Officer or other leader)
- The “team” will include the leader’s direct reports, up to a maximum of eight team members in total.
- Submission Instructions
Submit the following information to AMIA in a Word or PDF document via email at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before close of business April 15, 2015.
- Project name
- Organization name and location
- Team leader name and contact information
- Team member names (up to seven)
- Project goal
- Description (1000 words or less) of the technology or informatics intervention, implementation and workflow change, including alignment with organizational strategy and measurable benefit (if any)
- A one-page nomination letter that highlights the characteristics listed under "Criteria"
- The lead candidate’s CV, resume or full bio
- The name and contact information of the person making the nomination, accompanied by up to five names and signatures supporting the nomination.
2014 Winning Submission for Reference
The following submission won the Pi² Award in 2014. We are offering this as guidance in terms of project type, scope, specificity and length.
Eligibility Criteria for a Pi² nominated team
- Be led by a healthcare provider with a recognized practice degree (e.g., M.D., D.O., R.N., PharmD)
- Have demonstrated significant achievement in the employment of clinical informatics and related fields and in two or more of the following areas:
- Leadership and Executive Performance
- Patient care / Quality focus / Process improvement
- Innovative use of technology
- Participate in the pre-conference workshop and attend the iHealth Conference to receive the commendation.
- Winners must be present to win and the team lead may accept the award and offer brief remarks. Finalists and winners will be selected by the Provider Members represented on the iHealth Program Planning Committee.
Questions about submissions?
Jeffrey J. Williamson, M.Ed.
AMIA VP of Academic Affairs and Education, email@example.com
Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA
AMIA VP of Policy and Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Provider Members represented on the iHealth Program Planning Committee may nominate an individual or a team but cannot, in such a case, participate further in the decision process.
The lead of the winning recipient must attend the iHealth Conference, the pre-conference CMIO/CNIO workshop and the award presentation during the conference.
The award sponsor, SSi-SEARCH, has no involvement in the selection process, but may encourage providers in their network to apply.
About the Sponsor SSi-SEARCH
SSi-SEARCH works with the nation’s leading health systems in the recruitment of high impact leadership that fuels Innovation, such as Chief Information Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Transformation Officer, and Chief Medical Officer. The company recruits leadership that can lead change, innovate and transform healthcare. Find out more about SSi-SEARCH at www.ssi-search.com.
Pi2 Finalist Projects – 2014 Finalists
1. NEDOCS (National Emergency Department Over Crowding Score)
Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), Seattle, WA Team Lead: Troy McGuire, MD, CMIO
Automate the capture of NEDOCS (National Emergency Department Over Crowding Score) and support hospital goal to reduce emergency department LOS (length of stay) by identifying patient safety risks and workflow/throughput challenges in real time
2. Pediatric Venous Thrombus Embolus (VTE) Screening and Prophylaxis Tool
Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN Team Lead: Emily C. Webber, MD
Our objective was to design and implement an integrated, automated tool within our EMR to help screen pediatric inpatients within our health system for venous thrombus embolus (VTE), which also provided patient specific, evidence based suggestions for prophylaxis.
3. Unsuspected Radiologic Findings Registry
Northwest Innovation Center, Portland, Oregon Team Lead: David Douglas, MD
Project Goal: Develop a web-based application that allows for identification and tracking of patients with an Unsuspected Radiologic Finding (URF) of a lung nodule to assure follow-up studies are completed for timely diagnosis and treatment as indicated.