The polls have opened for the second round of voting in this year’s Healthcare IT Champion of the Year, with six nominees still in the running.

The Healthcare IT Champion of the Year is a special category of the E-Health Insider Awards 2010 in association with BT that is decided by the readers of E-Health Insider.

It is intended to reward those who have worked tirelessly to promote healthcare IT in the UK, and who have made an outstanding contribution to the sector.

This year, there were so many nominees that voting had to be split into two rounds. Linda Davidson, co-founder and director of E-Health Insider said: “The response to this year’s Healthcare IT Champion has been amazing.

“It has been wonderful to hear the citations made by friends and colleagues, and it’s good to know that there is such generous support out there for people who make a difference. Now we are down to the final six, please cast a vote to recognise the person you feel most worthy of the title.”

The final six are:

Jack Barker, respiratory medicine consultant and clinical director for IT at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Martin Bell, director of assurance at IT at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Dr Lloyd McCann, clinical fellow, performance improvement at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mary Moulden, data manager, John Radcliffe Women’s Centre.

John Spence, assistant director of informatics at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

John Thornbury, ICT director at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

More information about each of the nominees is available on the awards website.

If you voted for one of the final six in the first round of voting, you will not be able to vote again. However, if you voted for a nominee who did not make it into the second round, you can vote for one of the final six.

If you have not voted at all, now is your chance. The poll will close on Wednesday, 15 September at 4pm and the award will be presented at the black-tie EHI Awards dinner in central London on 6 October.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, 6 October in the Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London. For more information or to reserve a table, please visit the awards website.

Vote now for your healthcare IT champion of the year.