BEST Hospital IT Departments: Nominations open today!

If you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the United States, nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 5th annual BEST Hospital IT Departments program.

Nominations open today, May 28, and close June 30. Based on data gathered from anonymous employee surveys, Healthcare IT News will publish an November 2015 special report, in print and online, profiling the top 25 IT departments and exploring those qualities that make them exceptional.

Go here to nominate your hospital IT department.

In 2014, 195 hospitals were nominated and 85 qualified for the BEST Hospitals program. To qualify as a finalist, at least 50% of a hospital’s IT department must take the secure, anonymous, online workplace satisfaction survey. Overall, 5,506 IT employees completing the 2014 survey.

The Best Hospitals program includes four category sizes: small (0-25 IT employees), medium (26-75 IT employees), large (76-199 IT employees) and super (200+ IT employees). Hospital IT employees evaluate their departments on seven key measures of workplace satisfaction:

Day-to-day work
IT work unit
Workplace culture
Senior management and organizational leadership
Professional development and advancement
Direct supervisor or manager
Compensation benefit, and employee recognition

All IT departments that qualify as a finalist for the BEST Hospital IT Departments program receive a free benchmark report. The report shows how a hospital IT department scored in the seven key categories compared with other departments in the program.