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Dr. Alex Towbin Named as Finalist for 2024 HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards

Post Date: November 8, 2023
Dr. Alex Towbin Named as Finalist for 2024 HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global advisor, thought leader, and member-based society committed to reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology. The Changemaker in Health Awards celebrate inspirational and innovative healthcare leaders for their relentless pursuit to improve care by harnessing the power of information and technology.

Dr. Alexander Towbin has been named as a finalist for a 2024 HIMSS Changemaker Award in the Physician Executive Category. Dr. Towbin is an internationally recognized leader in imaging informatics. As one of the co-chairs of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community, he has led the creation of solutions to enable efficient patient and provider-centered workflows. Key accomplishments include the development of encounters-based imaging workflows, image enabling the patient portal, and the development of multi-vendor imaging sharing solutions. Dr. Towbin routinely advocates for patient safety, equitable use of artificial intelligence, efficient workflow, and the use of standards.

These Changemakers embody the spirit and mission of HIMSS by:

  • Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of information and technology to positively transform health and healthcare
  • Driving transformational change, leading to improve health outcomes
  • Gaining recognition and respect by their peers
  • Demonstrating significant leadership and extraordinary contributions to the Society, including chapters, communities, task forces, or other volunteer opportunities

Show your support for Dr. Towbin and vote for him at: https://my.reviewr.com/s2/showcase/2024_HIMSS_Changemaker_in_Health_Award/FdxbQVIpg923,bx416,bx421,bx415,cb2490?group=4331581&division=0&keyword=

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Meredith Towbin is a freelance copy editor and writer. She has copyedited the Department of Radiology’s blog since it launched. She also works as a copy editor for the home improvement website BobVila.com. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost as well as other writing sites.