Tennessee a Finalist in National IT Awards

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 09:39am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is a finalist in four categories for national awards that will be announced during a ceremony in October in Nashville. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) selected 30 finalists across 10 categories for the State IT Recognition Awards. Strategic Technology Solutions in the Department of Finance & Administration partnered with four state agencies to support the projects.  NASCIO formally announced the nominations today.  

“We are dedicated to our efforts in partnering with departments and agencies in state government to help them deliver the highest quality service possible to their customers, the citizens of Tennessee,” Chief Information Officer Stephanie Dedmon said. “Being recognized by a prestigious national organization confirms that we are making strong progress toward serving our customer partners.”  

Here are the categories and projects where Tennessee is a finalist in the NASCIO awards:

Business Process Innovations – Electronic Clinical Record, Using IT to Provide Better Patient Care at the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Digital Government: Government to Business - Rip, Replace, Revitalize! Project TR3 at the Department of Revenue

Digital Government: Government to Citizen - TennCare Connect: A Multi-Channel Gateway Elevating the Member Experience at the Division of TennCare

Emerging & Innovative Technologies - Halt, Who Goes There? Tennessee’s Facial Recognition System (FRS) Project at the Department of Correction

A complete list of the categories and nominations can be found on the NASIO website.

Projects and initiatives from NASCIO member states and territories were eligible for nomination. NASCIO members served as volunteer judges to review the over 130 submissions, narrowing the nominees down to finalists in each category. The award nominations showcase the use of information technology to address critical business problems, more easily connect citizens to their government, improve business processes and create new opportunities that improve the lives of citizens. To ensure states have access to the innovations and leading practices of their peers, all award submissions will be added to NASCIO’s awards library by late September.

NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and a leading advocate for technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information technology executives from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. For more information about NASCIO visit www.nascio.org. AMR Management Services provides NASCIO’s executive staff. For more information about AMR visit www.AMRms.com.

Strategic Technology Solutions (STS), serves as the state's central information services organization. STS provides planning, resources, execution and coordination in managing the information systems needs of executive branch departments, as well as selective services across all branches of state government. STS serves as staff to the Information Systems Council (ISC) and provides technical direction, services, and infrastructure to the state.