Nicklaus Children’s Health System Recognized by CIO as a CIO 100 Award Winner

Published on: 05/01/2018
MIAMI – IDG’s CIO has named Nicklaus Children’s Health System a 2018 CIO 100 winner. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to increase access to healthcare through the use of advanced technology.  This award is truly a reflection of our staff’s talent and dedication to the patients and families in our care,” said Edward Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

"Every year, we are honored to showcase the technology innovation and business value delivered by our CIO 100 award winners. Each of these companies has achieved notable success in accelerating businesses to the front lines of the digital revolution," said Maryfran Johnson, Executive Director of CIO Programs for CIO Events and the CIO Executive Council. "This year's winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business partnerships and customer engagement can reshape the future."

Nicklaus Children’s Health System has been at the forefront of utilizing innovative technology to enhance patient care. Mobile applications, interactive robotic devices, mobile medical carts, and medical kiosks are among the technologies that support the hospital and its growing network of outpatient centers. NCHS Anywhere, the health system’s telehealth program, serves patients anywhere around the world through virtual platforms.  HIMSS Analytics named Nicklaus Children’s a HIMSS Level 7 facility in 2016, the highest level a hospital or institution can achieve in the transition to a completely integrated electronic health record model. The health system is also routinely recognized in IDGs Computerworld as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT and by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum as a Healthcare’s Most Wired facility.
CIO 100 award winners will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony on August 15 in Los Angeles.
About the CIO 100
Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' evaluations and selected the final 100.

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About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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