At a time when the pressures to create change are more intense than ever, it is extremely gratifying to know that the pioneers in healthcare are stepping up to the plate and delivering. In that regard, it is once again our privilege and pleasure as the editors of Healthcare Informatics to be able to recognize innovation pioneers through our Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program.

With transformational change emerging across the U.S. healthcare system, the time is ripe for every kind of innovation in the system. Fortunately, the leaders of hospitals, medical groups, and health systems are gathering together their colleagues and moving forward in countless areas to improve care quality, patient safety, cost-effectiveness, clinician workflow, financial and organizational operations, and every other area within healthcare.

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