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Take a Victory Lap at SAPPHIRE NOW 2019

Enter the 2019 SAP Innovation Awards and showcase the accomplishments you’ve achieved from all your hard work.

SAP Innovation Awards 

Winning isn’t about luck; winning takes skills, dedication, and long-term strategic planning. At SAP,  we see all our customers as winners, and we want to honor the hard work and effort you’ve been putting into your healthcare IT projects with a prestigious 2019 SAP Innovation Award. Now in its sixth year, the highly competitive SAP Innovation Awards recognize our customers’ efforts to deliver better quality care and empower their workforces and patients.

The Innovation Award is an opportunity for #TheBestRun customers and partners from every industry to showcase how they are driving innovation, making their business more intelligent and utilizing technology to make a difference. This year customers and partners using any SAP product or technology to drive innovation are eligible to submit. Winners from healthcare and other industries will be showcased at SAPPHIRE NOW and will benefit from a range of fun promotional opportunities with SAP. Additionally, SAP will donate $100 to charity for every submission until we reach our goal of $25,000! Take a look at this blog for more details on the program timeline and prizes.

Two-time winner Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the U.S., has earned awards for its work in business intelligence and analytics that addresses challenges in surgery, perioperative services, and hospital pharmacy. As a thank you for participating, SAP and Mercy have appeared together and spoken at multiple industry events.

“The SAP Innovation Awards help us showcase the digital transformation underway at Mercy,” said Curtis Dudley, Vice President of Integrated Performance Solutions at Mercy. “There’s serious innovation happening in healthcare, and not everyone is aware of it. Healthcare models are changing for the better with technology, and the SAP Innovation Awards lets us show the public the improvements we’re working on every day for our caregivers and patients.”

How to Get Started Today

The submission period is open now and all entries are due by February 8, 2019. To get started, first download and check if you are eligible with the new Self-Assessment Tool. Answer all the questions in Step 1 “Eligibility” to determine if you are eligible. If you are, then complete the second and third steps (Judging and Technology attributes) to get feedback on your entry, and use as a check-list for your submission.

You can find more information on the Innovation Awards and list of prizes here. For details on the judging criteria and category definitions, visit the Innovation Awards website.

If you have any questions, contact You can also get more information in the FAQs and see the accomplishments of the 2018 winners in this video. We want to make this award program enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved. Don’t delay getting your materials together now—we look forward to reading about all your achievements!

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