Floyd, Harbin chief information officers finalists for innovative tech leaders in healthcare awards

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With healthcare being Floyd County’s largest industry, medical technology is especially important.Two out of the six chief information officers named as finalists for an annual award recognizing excellence in technology leadership are from Floyd County.Harbin Clinic’s Chief Information Officer Andrew Goodwin and Jeff Buda, vice president and chief information officer at Floyd Medical Center, were recently named as finalists for the 2020 Georgia CIO of the Year ORBIE Award.There are only six finalists in the state, chosen from a pool of 120 nominees.And for our medical community, that’s a big deal.“As one of our top employment sectors in Rome, Floyd County and the surrounding area, we know firsthand what excellent healthcare is available right here in our community,” said Jeanne Krueger, Rome Floyd Chamber president.“Being a named finalist is significant because it recognizes two individuals and entities for their stellar work in Information Technology,” she said. “While we are proud of their achievement, we are also proud of the quality care patients receive as they seek medical information and care in Rome and Floyd County.”Another, possibly overlooked, factor is how having this level of medical technology available locally trickles down when it …

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