Military health specialist honored for IT work at Walter Reed hospital

Retired Col. Jill Phillips helped transform the delivery and efficiency of electronic health information at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

As health IT played a larger role in medical care, Phillips was instrumental in Walter Reed's own advances by improving teamwork and communication, making it easier to share information between medical specialists treating the wounded.

Her efforts today earned her the Council for Excellence in Governance's Public Service Excellence award, an honor given annually to senior council fellows who improve health, education and the value of public service.

The Washington, D.C.-based council, which runs leadership and fellowship programs for government workers, also gave John Chambliss, a chief network operations manager at the IRS, an award for saving the agency more than $2 million through an enterprisewide control and management client to its network infrastructure.

Michael Janosov, who led a counterintelligence program in Iraq and helped the country host democratic elections earlier this year, received the Council's Leadership in Action award.

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