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Mercy Lowers Surgical Costs by $9.42 Million: Davies Award Deep Dives

St. Louis-based health system Mercy was recently recognized for their successes in improving their perioperative services with a HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award.

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Essentia Health Reduces Medication Costs by $1.8 Million

At the end of a two-year program, Essentia found that clinicians had accepted the suggested alternative for 19.3% of new orders and 3.8% of reorders.

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Remote Monitoring Decreases High Glucose Occurrence by 39%

A virtual glucose management service at UCSF has led to a 39% decrease in the number of patients on the high-glucose report on any given day.

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Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Over 150 Epic Hospitals and Clinics

More than half of the facilities recognized this year as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign use Epic.

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Epic Nursing Collaborative Tackles Care Challenges

The Nursing Collaborative, a rotating group of nursing, informatics, and research professionals from the Epic community, reconciles best practices into standard recommendations.

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Institute for Family Health Screens 90% of Patients for Depression

The Institute for Family Health in New York has teamed up with the Zero Suicide initiative to screen as many of their primary care patients as possible for symptoms of depression.

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CVS and VA Leverage Epic to Bring Quicker Care to Veterans

In Phoenix, Arizona, CVS and the Department of Veterans Affairs are teaming up to improve veterans’ access to care using Epic.

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Lakeland Health Prevents Hemorrhages in Labor and Delivery

As of May 2016, 82% of obstetric patients at Lakeland Health had undergone a hemorrhage risk assessment and 98% had their blood pressure taken within 15 minutes of arrival.

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