Tech savvy public employees were recognized this week for their innovative uses of technology. The State of New York and e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government Technology honored state employees at the Best of New York 2012 Awards.
Among the winners, Nirav Shah of the NYS Commissioner of Health, was awarded the Governor Hugh L. Carey Leadership Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship. He was honored for work on an open government initiative making public health datasets available on the Dept. of Health website. In addition, he also pursued initiatives to make the state a hub for high tech jobs and standardized the exchange of health information among public health departments, doctors and the CDC.