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Dr. Shafiq Rab of Hackensack Named CHIME Innovator of the Year

Dr. Shafiq Rab receives the 2015 Innovator of the Year Award.
Dr. Shafiq Rab receives the 2015 Innovator of the Year Award. Photo Credit: HUMC

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Shafiq Rab, M.D. of Hackensack University Medical Center has received the 2015 Innovator of the Year Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

“I am humbled and honored by this honor,” Dr. Rab said. “It is a great recognition of the accomplishments of my team at Hackensack University Medical Center, as well as our partnership with outside partners and vendors. Our collective actions have significantly improved access to health data by the patient, while at the same time improving patient satisfaction.”

Dr. Rab is vice president and chief information officer of Hackensack University Medical Center. He received the award at an award ceremony at the CHIME15 Fall CIO Forum in Orlando, Fla.

CHIME's Innovator of the Year Award honors individuals at the forefront of adopting technology solutions aimed at giving patients and clinicians information to assist with making better decisions and reduce healthcare costs.

“Congratulations to Dr. Rab on receiving this prestigious award from CHIME,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “Since joining our team in 2012, his visionary leadership and guidance have propelled both our health network and medical center to be leaders in the field of healthcare delivery. Dr. Rab’s unique background as a medical doctor has greatly enhanced his understanding of Hackensack University Health Network’s strategic mission and goals.”

Pictured from left to right: Charles Christian, chair, CHIME board; Pamela Arora, senior VP, CIO, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and CHIME board member; Dr. Shafiq Rab, vice president and chief information officer, Hackensack University Medical Center; and Russell Branzell, CHIME CEO and president.

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