Industry Awards Recognize Leaders in Advanced Healthcare Technology Solutions

The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) announced today the recipients of the IHA 2017 Awards, both special recognition and competitive. Each year IHA recognizes an individual or institution that has demonstrated leadership in the digital health community. In 2017, the IHA Special Recognition Award recipient is Patrick Soon-Shiong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for NantHealth, which offers a systems-based approach to personalized healthcare integrating novel diagnostics with large-scale, biometric and phenotypic data to track patient outcomes and deliver precision medicine. Dr. Soon-Shiong will receive his award Monday February 20 at 11:20am at the IHA Pavilion, HIMSS17, Orlando, FL.

This year, IHA offered two competitive awards. The third award, the GRAND Award, is chosen from these two awardees.

The judges elected to recognize two nominations with Honorable Mentions.

Award recipients have been invited to participate in the Intelligent Health Association Awards ceremony at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The event is being held February 20, 2017, at 5:30pm at the Intelligent Health Pavilion's Leadership Theater. (Booth 8361)

The judges for the competitive awards are as follows: Georgia Tech associate vice president for research, faculty interaction, Gisele Bennett; President and CEO of Asset Insights Sylvanus Bent; Virginia-based cybersecurity consultant Deborah Cooper; University of California-San Francisco professor Donna Hudson; University of Wisconsin distinguished researcher Alfonso Gutierrez; and consultant and retired Lucent Technologies manager, John Walz.

The IHA annual awards identify and recognize the most compelling healthcare projects incorporating wireless technologies resulting in sustainable impact on the patient experience, safety and healthcare facility operations. Additionally, the IHA awards are intended to educate the healthcare delivery industry. For more information, please visit
About the Intelligent Health Association
The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit, global organization founded to elevate awareness and to educate the life sciences community on the adoption of new technologies. Educationally focused, IHA is a vendor-neutral, technology and frequency agnostic association dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of auto-ID, NFC, RFID, RTLS, sensors and wireless technologies in the healthcare, assisted and independent living and nursing home industries. For more information, please visit: