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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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..
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.
Read examples of health systems using IT and predictive algorithms alongside traditional post-discharge programs. The technology allows them to improve processes and focus on high-risk patients – cutting readmissions and improving quality. Learn more.
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..
Phyllis Teater, Associate VP/CIO, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, discusses the transition from a disparate systems environment and the health system’s plans for the future in this three-part series with healthsystemCIO.com. Learn more.
HIMSS has awarded Hawai’i Pacific Health the 2012 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes excellence in using health information technology to improve quality of care and patient safety. In addition to clinical improvements, the organization has shown an annual return on investment of 9% over ten years. Read the announcement.
Geisinger Health System will use its extensive database of patient records to study the potential health impacts of fracking. The research project will be the first large-scale, scientifically rigorous assessment of the health effects of natural gas production. Read the Article from NPR.
This story highlights preventative care efforts in Minnesota, intended to reduce hospital readmissions for congestive heart failure patients. It covers the role of both a team care approach and electronic health records in each program’s success. Read the story.