CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of 643 nominees, Nautilus Medical of Barrington has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the most innovative new products and services in the Chicago region across all organization sizes, sectors and industries. 1500 business and civic leaders will come together to honor the winners when they are announced on October 25th at Chicago's Harris Theater.
The innovation nominated by Nautilus Medical is the growing market of medical image and patient information exchange. Nautilus offers the most secure and fastest service on the market. "Moving patient images and data is critical in saving lives and producing better outcomes at lower costs," said Tim Kelley, CEO of Nautilus Medical. He added, "Security is a major concern, and we offer a private key peer-to-peer exchange platform that is fast and virtually impenetrable."
"What I love about Chicago is its breadth of innovation," said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. "This year's nominees prove that innovation is taking place in both large companies and small, across industries, for-profit and non-profit, high tech and low tech. These risk-takers and visionaries are at the forefront of solving all kinds of unmet needs in the marketplace."
As one of the Top 100 Finalists, Nautilus Medical will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend The Practical Innovator, a day-long executive education course on September 29th led by top faculty who teach innovation at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Each of the Top 100 Finalists is also in the running for the annual "People's Choice Award," selected through online balloting at http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/2016-peoples-choice-award-2/.
Out of the Top 100 Finalists, the judges will select 10 winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, as well as 10 winners of the Up-and-Comer Awards representing innovation in the start-up community, the Social Innovator Award, the Collaboration Award, and 3 new Neighborhood Award winners, which will showcase innovation occurring in Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. The winners will be invited to ring the NASDAQ Bell in New York City, invited to separate meetings with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Bruce Rauner and Cook Count President Toni Preckwinkle, and receive widespread media recognition.
About Nautilus Medical: Nautilus Medical has exchanged more than 10,000,000 studies, with more than 1000 installed locations including 32 of the top 50 medical centers in the US and other countries to solve the problems with medical information exchange of images and data. Customers include Cleveland Clinic, Northwestern, Cedars-Sinai, NY Presbyterian, Columbia Presbyterian, Cornell, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona, Medical Centers and more. Nautilus will continue to be the market leader through innovative solutions that solve problems in medical information exchange.
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