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Innovators in Health and Wellness 2017

Every year Minnesota Business magazine celebrates the excellence of the companies and people that make up Minnesota’s world-renowned health care industry. This year we are changing the name and scope of the awards to give greater emphasis to the roles of wellness and health technology. We look forward to the participation of a wide range of med tech, wellness and health care companies throughout Minnesota. The finalists in this competition will be highlighted in the November issue of Minnesota Business magazine, and the winners will be announced at a special event in late October.

Categories

Startup Award

Awarded to a remarkable new health, wellness or med tech company established within the past three years and based in Minnesota.

Software/Web Application Award

Awarded to a company that has launched software or an online service that is innovative, effective, and targeted at the health care sector. This could include things like remote monitoring, clinical support, telehealth, data management/analytics in medical device systems and more.

Health and Wellness Campaign Award

Awarded to an organization in any industry that has created an awareness program by itself or in partnership with an agency or other organization that successfully and creatively educates or informs the general community about vital health care or wellness issues.

Excellence in Facility Design

Awarded to a health care facility and/or architectural/design firm that has created a building or space that notably enhances the consumer experience (whether patient or employee) in terms of how people interact with the space and how the space fulfills its function.

Health Care Executive Award

Awarded to an executive of an organization who has demonstrated personal excellence in industry advocacy, educational efforts, philanthropy, and employee culture in the health care sector.

Medical Breakthrough Award — Health IT

Awarded to a company or institution that, through its research and development, has created or significantly improved a health IT product.

Medical Breakthrough Award — Bio/Pharma

Awarded to a company or institution that through its research and development has created or significantly improved a bio/pharma product.

Medical Breakthrough Award — Medical Devices

Awarded to a company or institution that, through its research and development, has created or significantly improved a medical device.

Wellness Advocate Award

Presented to an individual who has made it a personal mission to elevate public awareness of and engagement with the state’s health care or wellness industry or a particular health cause.

Emerging Leader Award

Awarded to a health care professional (practitioner/administrator) under the age of 40 who has already demonstrated remarkable achievements and shows great promise for the future.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to an individual who has made major accomplishments in Minnesota’s health care industry over two or more decades.

Excellence in Data Analytics Award

Awarded to a company that has enabled health care organizations to gather, interpret and use data to increase the understanding of an issue and/or the health of a population, and reduce health care costs.

Best Supplier/Vendor Award

Awarded to a vendor or service firm that has gone above and beyond industry standards to provide excellent support to one or more organizations in Minnesota’s health care, wellness or medical device field. (Note: This award excludes standard professional services such as legal, accounting, staffing and IT, which have their own category.)

Wellness or Fitness Center Award

Awarded to a company – such as fitness centers, yoga studios and health clubs – that demonstrates excellence in service, engagement and results.

Wellness Program — Small Company (Program is eligible/available to 10-50 individuals)

Awarded to a company (or company + partner/provider) that excels in development and implementing comprehensive wellness programs that successfully engage, educate and improve the well-being of employees. Such programs may include stress-reduction, smoking cessation, fitness and weight loss, and work-life balance guidance.

Wellness Program — Midsize Company (Program is eligible/available to 51-250 individuals)

Awarded to a company (or company + partner/provider) that excels in development and implementing comprehensive wellness programs that successfully engage, educate and improve the well-being of employees. Such programs may include stress-reduction, smoking cessation, fitness and weight loss, and work-life balance guidance. 

Wellness Program — Large Company (Program is eligible/available to 250+ individuals)

Awarded to a company (or company + partner/provider) that excels in development and implementing comprehensive wellness programs that successfully engage, educate and improve the well-being of employees. Such programs may include stress-reduction, mental health, smoking cessation, fitness and weight loss, and work-life balance guidance.

Mental Health Innovator

Awarded to a company that has developed effective and innovative programs, apps or devices that specifically address mental health or behavioral health issues.

Excellence in Professional Services — Accounting

Awarded to an accounting firm that has provided superlative professional services to members of Minnesota’s health care industry.

Excellence in Professional Services — Staffing/Training

Awarded to a staffing/training company that has provided superlative professional services to members of Minnesota’s health care industry.

Excellence in Professional Services — Legal

Awarded to a law firm that has provided superlative professional services to members of Minnesota’s health care industry.

Excellence in Professional Services — IT

Awarded to an IT firm — such as consulting firms, software development or managed IT  that has provided superlative professional services to members of Minnesota’s health care industry.