2005 Technology Innovation Award

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At Digital Ball® 2005, Accenture announced the winner of the 2005 TechBridge Technology Innovation Award:

Hemophilia of Georgia, Inc

Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) provides community services, educational programs, access to medical treatment, and support of research to Georgia residents affected by bleeding disorders. HoG’s Client Management Systems (CMS) is a custom application that takes full advantage of the Microsoft Windows operating system and the .NET platform. CMS features include real time, automated drug dispensing, which calculates patient dosage and searches inventory; monitoring of discounted drug eligibility and recalls; tracking of client demographics, medication lot numbers and expiration dates; reporting to the CDC and controls to protect client privacy. CMS reduces the time required to take pharmacy orders from 15 minutes to seven, decreases the time to complete individual prescription orders, and reduces errors and call-backs to clients for additional information.

2005 Finalists

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

This private, nonprofit agency serves more than 2,200 children annually by leveraging its Match Management System (MMS).   MMS is an integrated, paperless system for accepting applications for children and volunteers, making matches, enabling mass communications, and an operational database to measure outcomes of match relationships. MMS has resulted in a drastic decrease in mailing overhead and staff time and an increase in dollars directed toward programs. It is currently being adopted as a model for all 450 BBBS chapters in the U.S.


Hands On Network

The Hands On Network performed more than 1.3 million hours of volunteer service in 2004, marking the launch of the `Hands on Tech’ system initiative, which revolutionized the agency’s business practices including the management and coordination of volunteers, programs, and services. The `Hands On Tech’ initiative provides online registration for all volunteer projects, standardizes reporting metrics, and includes an online Resource Library and a Virtual Citizen’s Academy (distance learning). These tools assist volunteers and project coordinators plan and manage events, projects and education around key community issues.   ‘Hands On Tech’ has now been adopted by 17 other chapters, saving each affiliate an average of $45,000 annually.

The 2005 Technology Innovation Award Judging Panel

An esteemed panel of judges from both the nonprofit and for-profit business communities assessed the candidates.

  • Thaddeus Arroyo, CIO, Cingular
  • Vic Ayers, CIO, American Cancer Society
  • Jim Bailey, Partner, Accenture
  • Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Fran Dramis, CIO, BellSouth
  • Bob DeRodes, CIO, The Home Depot
  • Ann Franks, CIO, Lanier
  • Thomas Gaines, CIO, King & Spalding LLP
  • Eric Goldfarb, CIO, PRG Schultz
  • Kristin R. Kirkconnell, CIO, AGL Resources
  • Marian Lucia, CIO, Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Bill Nigut, President, Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition
  • John Seral, CIO, GE Energy
  • Stephen Woods, Executive Director, Project Open Hand

The 2005 Technology Innovation Award Nominees