Published on: 11/17/2014
Miami-- Ed Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Miami Children’s Hospital, has been awarded South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 CIO Lifetime Achievement Award. The SFBJ CIO Awards honor chief information officers who lead their organizations in delivering business value and innovative use of IT in the private and public company sectors.
“Innovation in technology is a priority for us, especially in the highly automated environment we live in. It is our commitment to offer the best in technology to optimize care and access to information for the patients and families we serve. I am honored to be recognized by the South Florida Business Journal and would like to thank the MCH IT Department for its continued support and excellence in healthcare technology,” said Mr. Martinez.
Mr. Martinez’s IT vision and guidance help MCH stay on the cutting edge of medical innovation. He was instrumental of the hospital’s transition to an electronic medical record. Under his leadership, MCH launched a smartphone App with an array of service enhancements that include indoor way-finding, urgent care wait times and purchase of food and gift items. The IT Department was also responsible for creating the technological framework for MCH Anywhere, the hospital’s telemedicine program that enables patients and families to connect to MCH physicians from anywhere around the world.
Mr. Martinez was recently honored by Computerworld as a Premier IT honoree and was a Citrix Innovation Award finalist in 2013. The IT Department at Miami Children’s has been named to IDG Computerworld’s ‘Best Places to Work in IT, for the last three consecutive years.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.mch.com