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ACCE and HIMSS Recognize Contribution to Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

Monroe Pattillo honored as recipient of 2016 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award Winner

CHICAGO (January 12, 2017) – Monroe Pattillo has been named the recipient of the 2016 ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award, a joint award sponsored by the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and HIMSS. The boards of directors of both organizations selected the recipient.

The award recognizes individuals who have best demonstrated leadership in promoting or implementing significant synergies between the clinical engineering and information technology professions. Award recipients also must be members in good standing of both organizations. Nominees for the award are honored for professional or technical contributions to the professions, such as research, development of a new process or product, a paper of significance, and “trailblazing” work in a new application of clinical engineering and IT.

“We are proud to honor Mr. Pattillo with this award. Mr. Pattillo’s many years of work creating and advancing technology for medical device and information systems interoperability exemplify the award’s goal of recognizing leadership in promoting synergies between the clinical engineering and information management disciplines. Mr. Pattillo’s leadership roles in several IHE Patient Care Device Domain areas has contributed significantly to improving interoperability, and his active roles in IHE North America Connectathons and Interoperability Showcases have allowed him to bring to life his work in front of his clinical engineering and IT colleagues. Mr. Pattillo truly is a deserving recipient of the award,” said Petr Kresta, President, ACCE.

“Monroe’s vast experience with health information exchange, including the development of IHE profiles, makes him a valuable resource for the HIMSS community,” said Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS North America. “His unique expertise and collaborative efforts with HIMSS, and other governing bodies in the field of interoperability have helped advance interoperability, patient safety, and medical device integration.”

Pattillo is an independent consultant in healthcare interoperability for alarm/event notification, equipment management, and location services using IHE Profiles.  He is a planning committee co-chair for the IHE Patient Care Device Domain, a co-lead of the ACM Working Group, and lead of the Medical Equipment Management Device Management Communication and Location Services Working Group.

As noted in his nomination for the award, technical specifications developed with his leadership have, and will have, direct, significant impacts upon patient care and organizational performance. For example, the PCD domain defines and demonstrates standards-based interoperability and makes medical device development, implementation and management less expensive and faster. It improves patient care by providing more data in a timely fashion, improving efficiency and effectiveness, and reducing transcription and use errors among other benefits.

Pattillo’s leadership of the PCD domain and additional efforts to develop three profiles reflects deep technical knowledge, a commitment to improving patient care through medical device and information technologies, and dedicated time to stay current with profile developments in multiple IHE domains along with a variety of relevant standards organizations.

He has participated in multiple IHE North American Connectathons and HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™ and worked with IHE certification programs for IHE USA, IHE International and ICSA Labs.  

Pattillo will be honored at the Awards Gala  on Tuesday, Feb. 21, during the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Sunday, Feb. 19-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Tickets for the HIMSS17 Awards Gala are available on the HIMSS17 registration page or by calling (866) 710-0769 for more information. 

About HIMSS North America 

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & ExhibitionNational Health IT WeekHIMSS Innovation CenterHIMSS Interoperability Showcases™HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 64,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 450 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.  HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

About ACCE

ACCE is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to represent the professional interests of clinical engineers.  It does this through establishing standards of competence and promoting excellence in clinical engineering practice, promoting safe and effective application of science and technology in patient care, defining the body of knowledge on which the profession is based, and serving as an advocate for the profession.   

ACCE Contact:  

Suly Chi
(610) 825-6067
sulyc@accenet.org

Media Contact(s): 
Kelly Wagner
HIMSS
312-915-9502

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