Beaumont named to list of top technology innovators

Beaumont Health System has been named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The list was announced at an awards ceremony this week in Monarch Beach, Calif.

InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing for 24 years. It also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies, including Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., General Motors Co., Colgate-Palmolive and Merck. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings, spotlighting the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

"Innovations in technology have created opportunities to leverage IT like never before to continue improving how care is delivered and to pursue even better outcomes," says Subra Sripada, executive vice president and chief administrative and information officer for Beaumont Health System. "We are proud to be recognized by InformationWeek as one of the nation's top users of business technology."

Beaumont is using technology
in innovative ways to improve
patient care.

"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," says InformationWeek editor in chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."

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About Beaumont Health System

Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with a total of 1,726 licensed beds, more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and 3,700 physicians in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. In addition to its hospitals, Beaumont operates numerous community-based medical centers, family practice and internal medicine practices, five nursing centers, a research institute, home care services and hospice. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine that welcomed its first class in August 2011. Visit Beaumont on the Web at www.beaumont.edu.