Healio Disruptive Innovators
Healio Disruptive Innovators
October 23, 2020
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Healio nominates 2020 Disruptive Innovators: Tune in to find out the winners

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During this year’s ACG 2020 Virtual meeting, Healio will host its annual Disruptive Innovators Award ceremony on Monday, October 26.

This year, the addition of the Health Equity Award brings us to eight awards honoring those innovators who change the face of gastroenterology and push the status quo to better the field.

These awards stem from the disruption that Healio caused in gastroenterology by using a Peer Tested concept to deliver in print what physicians read online. Using analytics, data and social media, what is trending online is delivered to your mailbox. The Healio Disruptive Innovators represent the revolutionary mindset of Healio Gastroenterology.

From social media giants to health equity, these Healio Disruptive Innovators are the ultimate in Peer Tested with more than 1,000 of our readers and followers voting.

Tune in Monday to find out who the newest Disruptive Innovators are.

Clinical Innovation Award, presented by Healio and ACG:

This award goes to a physician or institution that changed the face of the gastroenterology practice. The awardee is seen as an example of how patient care can be bettered through changes in administration, technique or the delivery of value-based care. Previously, Miguel Regueiro, MD, pioneer of the IBD Medical Home, and William Chey, MD, champion of food as medicine, received this award.

This year’s nominees are:

The Healio Social Media Influencer

This award goes to a health care professional who makes a positive impact on social media and led the tidal change in health care professionals’ use within gastroenterology.

The awardee acts as a trusted resource for his or her peers amidst the din of social media. Previous winners David T. Rubin, MD, and Aline Charabaty, MD, are masterful in their wielding of the Twitter hashtag.

This year’s nominees are:

Lifetime Disruptor

This award goes to a gastroenterologist or hepatologist who consistently pushed the gastroenterology field forward through innovative treatments, practice management, patient care or research.

The awardee is recognized as a leader in his or her subspecialty and incoming physicians recognize the contributions made to the field. We set the bar high with past winners Carol Burke, MD, and Stephen Hanauer, MD.

This year’s nominees are:

Rising Disruptive Innovator

This award goes to an up and coming physician who is already disrupting the status quo in the field whether it be through new techniques, new thoughts, questioning methods or breakthrough research.

The awardee can be in fellowship, just entering private practice or recently appointed to a faculty position, but consistently comes to mind when we discuss “the next big thing.” With Austin Chiang, MD, and Jami Kinnucan, MD, as our first winners, we feel we have a good track record.

This year’s nominees are:

Woman Disruptor of the Year:

This award goes to a woman in the field who emerged as a leader and an example to younger women of how a successful career can unfold.

The awardee may have a career of positive disruption or more recent advancements through which she has made a positive impact within the specialty. Past winners Sunanda Kane, MD, and Uzma Siddiqui, MD, represent the breadth of experience in this category.

This year’s nominees are:

Health Equity Award

This inaugural award goes to a physician who has made meaningful change to overcome the social determinants of health in gastroenterology. The awardee is seen a model of how identifying and addressing social determinants of health that better patient care.

Our nominees are:

The Patient Voice

This award goes to a patient advocate or advocacy group that moved the needle on a disease regarding discussion in the public sphere, better communication between patients and providers and/or advocacy for legislative or regulatory action (drug approvals, insurance coverage, etc.).

The awardee is recognized by physicians as a resource for patients and/or an equal in discussion of the disease state.

This year’s nominees are:

  • Brooke Abbott, Crazy Creole Mommy and IBD Moms
  • Colon Cancer Coalition
  • Gaylyn Henderson, Gutless and Glamorous
  • Jeffrey Roberts, IBSPatient.org
  • Rachel Sawyer, The Bottom Line
  • Wayne Eskridge, Fatty Liver Foundation

Industry Breakthrough

This award goes to a product that stands out as a major disruption to the practice of gastroenterology.

The awardee will have been acknowledged in practice guidelines and enthusiastically integrated into practice by practicing gastroenterologists.

This year’s nominees are: