Hackensack Meridian Health Wins PeopleSoft Innovator Award Twice for 2018

November 06, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce it has twice won the PeopleSoft Innovator Award from Oracle, a leading global computer technology corporation.

Oracle presented Hackensack Meridian Health with the PeopleSoft Innovator Award for its innovative deployment of Oracle’s Fluid HCM Employee and Manager Self Service and Elasticsearch module at the 2018 Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco last month.

Hackensack Meridian Health implemented both features of the PeopleSoft product using Duo, a two factor authentication tool, to permit secure access to PeopleSoft for Hackensack Meridian Health team members. The solution was implemented through a partnership with Sierra Cedar, SpearMC Consulting, Appsian and Duo.

In April, Oracle also granted a PeopleSoft Innovator Award to Hackensack Meridian Health for the network’s outstanding work leveraging PeopleSoft Test Framework via an automated testing solution it developed with SpearMC Consulting.

“I want to congratulate our Hackensack Meridian Health Information Technology team for achieving these distinctions,” said Robert. C. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.  “Through the leadership of David Reis, PhD, and our entire team, we have successfully leveraged the latest capabilities and technologies to transform our health care network and our information technology practices.”

“We are delighted to receive recognition from Oracle, especially twice in one year, for our work in successfully employing advanced PeopleSoft functionality,’’ said Dr. David Reis, executive vice president, chief information officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “These awards recognize our continuing work to integrate and strengthen our core technology ensuring seamless transitions for departments across the network and were made possible because of the motivated and collaborative culture that is hardwired within the respective teams.”

“As we continue to integrate along consistent platforms and enhance those platforms, we increase ease of use, efficiencies and, ultimately, improve quality and the patient experience,” Dr. David Reis noted.

The PeopleSoft Innovators program was launched in August 2017. PeopleSoft Innovators showcase what is possible with today’s PeopleSoft—driving measurable results in areas such as reduced operating costs, more rapid response to changing business demands and providing users with an intuitive and productive user interface.

“We are committed to providing high-quality care and exceptional patient experiences, ensuring we deliver the right care, to the right people, at the right time,” said Reis. “Information Technology is critical to our ability to successfully deliver care, and we applaud our team members for their outstanding collaborative efforts to put us on the forefront of this work.”


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 450 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” The network was also named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.

Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to launch the first private medical school in New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University - in more than 50 years to address a growing shortage of physicians and dramatic changes in health care delivery. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it. Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic, New Jersey’s oldest and most respected behavioral health provider, signed a definitive agreement to merge.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org

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