For some reason this doesn’t surprise me, 3 finalists will be picked and the winner will be announced at the HIMMS convention this year.  The prize is valued at 50k to include hardware and other necessary equipment to get started.  More information on how to enter can be found here.  The 3 finalists picked around the middle of February will get a trip to HIMMS to participate in the award.  The deadline for entering is January 22, 2010.  BD


VERNON HILLS, Ill – A new contest being launched by CDW Healthcare, part of the public sector subsidiary of CDW Corporation, and Cerner Corporation offers physician practices nationwide the opportunity to win a free electronic health record system.

To enter the Tech Rx Transformation Contest U.S.- based physician practices can submit a description about why their practice needs an EHR. To check practice eligibility click here.

The winning practice will receive a technology solution package, including laptops, desktops, networking equipment, EHR and practice management applications, storage devices, printers, scanners, operating systems and dictation software, which officials said is valued up to $50,000.

The Tech Rx Transformation Contest judging panel will select three finalists to participate in a special event in March at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's  2010 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Ga., during which CDW Healthcare will announce the grand prize winner.

"Cerner's collaboration with CDW Healthcare is about making EHR selection, implementation and support easy for busy physician offices," said Shellee Spring, Cerner senior vice president.

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