Davies Award recognizes excellence in health IT implementation

March 2, 2013 in Medical Technology

The 2013 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement in the implementation of health information technology, and although many of the winners on the list are first-time recipients, excellence is nothing new.

“This is just reaffirming,” said Meryl Moss, COO of Coastal Medical Inc., an award winner this year. “It’s just part of the culture here. We really didn’t do anything new.”

Coastal Medical, Rhode Island’s largest private group practice, is one of five award recipients this year.

Since 1994, the Davies Award program has promoted EHR adoption through the sharing of information and lessons learned concerning implementation strategies, financial return on investment and the value of the EHR when it comes to improving patient care and outcomes.

“We are honored to be given this award,” said Moss.

This year’s recipients include:

Coastal Medical, Inc. – Rhode Island’s largest private group practice was recognized with a Davies Award of Excellence for its core case studies on Return on Investment and Clinical Value, along with its menu case studies on Infrastructure/Innovation and Leadership/Governance.

Jeremy Bradley, MD -  With a practice in rural Kentucky, Dr. Bradley was recognized for his core case studies on Return on Investment and Clinical Value as well as his menu case studies on Population Management and Disaster Planning and Preparation.

Unity Healthcare – The Washington, DC-area hospital was recognized for its core case studies on Return on Investment and Clinical Value as well as its menu case studies Workflow Analysis and Improvement and Governance and Change Management.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health – The Honolulu-based healthcare system was recognized for its core case studies on Return on Investment and Clinical Value as well as its menu case studies on population management, patient engagement and clinical surveillance.

Mount Sinai Medical Center – Located in New York City, Mount Sinai was recognized for its core case studies on Return on Investment and Clinical Value as well as its menu case studies on Leadership/Governance, Innovation: PACT and Change Management.

For a list of this year’s recipients and past recipients, visit the HIMSS Davies Award website.

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