Congratulations to Hawai’i Pacific Health (HPH) for achieving HIMSS Stage 7, both in its hospitals and clinics. The recognitions come on the heels of the health system’s 2012 Davies Enterprise Award. CIO Steve Robertson is looking to the future, saying “This foundation will enable even more innovation and improvements in patient care.” Read the announcement.
Congratulations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on its achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 both in its hospital and 14 ambulatory clinics. The achievement puts the health system in the company of the top 3% for health IT adoption in the US – and an even smaller fraternity of pediatric organizations. Read the announcement.
Congratulations to UCLA Health System for reaching HIMSS Stage 7 in its three hospitals. The recognition places the facilities in the top 2.2% of hospitals nationwide for technology adoption. Despite being live only nine months, UCLA is already using data from its integrated system to improve patient care. Read the announcement.
Lancaster General Hospital recently achieved Stage 7 of EMR adoption, as measured by HIMSS. The hospital has made remarkable medication safety gains and deployed an integrated physician-office system that "has positioned them to succeed in risk sharing contracts." Read the announcement.
Congratulations to Lakeland Health for achieving HIMSS Stage 7 adoption in four hospitals and three ambulatory clinics. The health system reached the milestone in less than 3 years. In the process, it reported improvements in care coordination while decreasing costs. Read the announcement.
Congratulations to Bon Secours Healthcare for having four hospitals reach HIMSS Stage 7. Earlier this year, 31 clinics in the integrated health system reached Ambulatory Stage 7. The dual recognition highlights the success of Bon Secours' "one patient, one record" approach to quality and safety. Read the announcement.
Congratulations to Atrius Health and Reliant Medical Group, the first clinics not affiliated with a hospital system to receive HIMSS Analytics highest award for technology adoption. The groups are using population health analytics to lead the region in care costs, through their Medicare Pioneer ACO. Read the announcement.
HIMSS announced Children’s Medical Center Dallas as a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award Winner for its use of technology to achieve clinical and financial goals. Among the hospital’s achievements are decreased length of stay in the ED, a >50% decrease in accounts receivable, and an annual $2 million savings from pharmacy waste reduction. Read the case studies.
Congratulations to West Virginia University (WVU) Healthcare on its achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 status in both its flagship hospital and 30 ambulatory clinics. The integrated health system says that technology has had "a dramatic impact" toward supporting its mission. Read the announcement.
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) celebrated the achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 status by three facilities in northeast Wisconsin – St. Vincent Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, and Nicholas Hospital. The HSHS sites join just over 2% of hospitals in the US at the top level for EMR adoption. Read the announcement.
Congratulations to Novant Health, recent recipient of HIMSS Analytics’ Ambulatory Stage 7 Award. Novant replaced 28 separate EMRs and 100 disparate billing systems with a single enterprise system en route to the top Stage 7 designation, currently held by 1.16% of US clinics. Read the announcement.
Congratulations to Texas Health Resources, recently named by HIMSS as a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award winner. Among the health system’s documented achievements was a 50% reduction in post-surgical venous thromboembolism (VTE) over 4 years, preventing 400 events at a cost savings of $6 million. Read the case studies.
Steve Robertson, EVP and CIO for Hawai’i Pacific Health talks about overcoming affordability concerns en route to a 9% project ROI (before stimulus). He shares his transition story and how integrated revenue systems contributed to the successful approach. Read the story.
HIMSS recently announced UC Davis Health System as a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award winner for achievements in clinical value, HIE, telehealth, and ROI through technology. Measured improvements include a 25% reduction in sepsis mortality, exceeding the 15% program goal. Read the case study.
HIMSS Analytics recently announced NorthShore University HealthSystem as the first to reach EMRAM Stage 7 in its ambulatory clinics. Essentia Health was announced as reaching the milestone two days later. Cited benefits closing gaps in care and significant reduction in claims denial. Read more: NorthShore | Essentia
Texas Health Resources and Parkland Hospital leaders collaborated on a predictive model that uses technology to reduce hospital readmissions. The Journal of American Medical Association ranks the approach as one of the best in the nation. Learn more.
Epic EHR software receives certification for Stage 2 Meaningful Use in the hospital and provider domains. See all the certification details. Epic customers should visit the Epic UserWeb for more information.
Research conducted at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, shows that an automated model, using EMR data, has potential to identify patients at risk for out-of-ICU cardiac arrest and unexpected death. In the study, the automated model performed better than both a prior risk model and the human judgment-driven Rapid Response Team. Read the study.
HIMSS has recognized Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York with a 2012 Enterprise Davies Award of Excellence. Among the health system’s successes noted in its case studies were a sepsis reduction program, system-wide cost savings, and a sustained 56% drop in 30-day readmissions. Read the announcement..
Carolyn Byerly, CIO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, shares with Anthony Guerra some of what she’s learned in her 40 years – including the value of honesty and transparency in the CIO role – and how it served her on Stanford’s path to Stage 7. Read the Interview..