Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Ranks among Top Innovators in the Nation According to InformationWeek

ATLANTA (September 9, 2013)—Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ranked among the nation’s top technology innovators in the InformationWeek’s 2013-14 edition of “The InformationWeek 500.” The report identifies the nation’s most innovative users of information technology, especially focusing on the use of data analytics, mobile technology, social networking and other customer-focused technologies.

Children’s is one of only seven pediatric hospital systems to appear on the list and one of nine hospitals in Georgia to make the list. Children’s is recognized alongside well-known and respected companies, including Xerox, Toyota and Verizon.

“This accolade is a testament to Children's dedication to using information technology to enhance the quality of care we deliver to our patients,” said Donna Hyland, President and CEO, Children’s.

Children’s was chosen for inclusion on the list in part because of Population Discovery, an interactive information repository created at Children’s where medical researchers, physicians and administrators can conduct rapid hypothesis testing and information discovery on the vast stores of real patient data collected from more than 4 million patient visits. Population Discovery provides secure access to treatment records of millions of patient visits using integrated data that combines clinical, treatment, quality, and financial data.

“With Population Discovery, a physician, researcher, administrator or health policy expert has instant access to all common data elements at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and, based on that data, can make increasingly informed decisions to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. The possibilities are endless,” said Praveen Chopra, Chief Information Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Children’s.

The 2013 edition of “InformationWeek 500” is published online at

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information.

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Published: Monday, September 09, 2013