Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Senior Director
Telephone: 412-586-9777

UPMC Media Relations

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Receives CIO 100 Award from CIO Magazine

PITTSBURGH, August 18, 2003 The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has received the CIO 100 award from CIO magazine. The 2003 CIO 100 award recognizes organizations around the world that excel in positive business performance through resourceful information technology (IT) management and practices.

To provide a vision of ever-changing business trends, the focus of the CIO 100 changes each year. This year, the magazine is honoring 100 companies that demonstrate the resourceful use of technology and related assets in a tough economic climate.

This years award recipients are being honored because their companies have demonstrated resourceful use of IT systems, staff and budgets to maximize returns on investment.

UPMC is honored to be named as one of 100 prestigious companies who have generated value from information technology, said Dan Drawbaugh, chief information officer (CIO) at UPMC. Over the past two years, UPMC has continued to pursue improvements in the quality of patient care through the use of innovative technology solutions.

The recipients of this years CIO 100 were selected through a comprehensive three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form. In addition, CIO editorial staff and members of its expert panel nominated companies they deemed best fit the award criteria. A team of CIO editors and writers reviewed the application forms and expert recommendations and voted on the final 100. The judging objectives were to recognize positive business performance through the resourceful use of IT systems, staff and budgets in a challenging economy.

Other corporations included in the CIO 100 include The Procter & Gamble Company, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase and General Electric.

CIO magazine is published by CXO Media Inc., and serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business.

More information on the 2003 CIO 100 Award is available in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine and at

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |