The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in the healthcare technology category. In Westborough, Massachusetts on June 17, 2009 eClinicalWorks disclosed that CEO and co-founder Girish Navani received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the healthcare technology category for New England.
According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award aims to reward highly acclaimed entrepreneurs who have been creating and directing progressive and fast-growing businesses. Navani was chosen by a panel of judges for his work in the world of healthcare IT. The prestigious award was presented at a gala event at the Marriott Newton Hotel on June 16th that year.
In his acceptance speech, Girish Kumar Navani acknowledged that he was extremely honored to receive the award. He then proceeded to thank the employees for their commitment and the customers for their trust and loyalty. He attributed receiving the reward to all their efforts, and not just his own forthcomings.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was celebrating their 23rd anniversary in 2009. The aim of the program is to acknowledge entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in aspects such as innovation, financial excellence, and deep engagement to their businesses and communities.
Girish Kumar Navani clearly exemplified all of these things at that time and still continues to do so today, one full decade later. He remains a leading innovator in the world of healthcare technology and his company has made some major leaps – and taken some major risks – within the industry.
Kristin Keating, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year Program Co-Chair for New England, expressed so much pride on the part of Ernst and Young to award the accomplishments of Girish Navani. She could not have been happier to award this man with the title of New England Entrepreneur of the Year and still feels prideful to this day.
She added that the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year recipients are among those who build leading businesses and significantly add to the vitality of the region’s economy. It is through their successes that allow the each area to grow stronger within the field of healthcare technology.
As a New England award winner that year, Navani also qualified for inclusion in the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 National Program. Award winners in the varied national classes, together with the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognized winner, were announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009.
The awards are the peak event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of fast -growth, market-leading companies. The fact that Navani was awarded this, even ten years ago, speaks to his enormous value in the healthcare IT industry. He continues to evolve with the constantly changing trends of technology and is able to implement these trends within eClinicalWorks.