AI-enabled analytics for pop health, patient safety boost HIMSS Davies Award winners

HIMSS announced this month a new round of winners for the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes healthcare systems for their innovative applications, information and technology for improved care delivery, better health outcomes and improved patient experience

The recipients follow the first class of Davies winners from HIMSS, parent company of Healthcare IT News, who were announced in August.

Intermountain Health

Intermountain Health – which also recently became the first triple Stage 7 organization – was recognized in September with the Davies Award for its leading, data-driven work addressing COPD, chronic kidney disease and multimodal pain management. Among the case studies demonstrating evidence-based quality improvement efforts:

Dr. Farukh Usmani, medical director of digital technology services at Intermountain, said the award is “a true testament to teamwork, leadership, collaboration and leveraging computing and information technology. This teamwork has enabled us to improve the processes and quality of care that we offer to improve remarkably.” our patients and communities, helping them achieve better outcomes through the effective and efficient use of technology.”

Northern Lights Health

This month, Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health, with 10 hospitals and 37 primary care locations across the state, earned its second Davies Award for its analytics-based efforts to increase patient engagement and provider experience and improve health outcomes . The case studies demonstrate the company’s commitment to EHR optimization and patient safety:

“Receiving the HIMSS Davies Award is a significant achievement for any organization, but to receive it twice is a great honor,” said April Giard, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer of Northern Light. “I am so proud of the culture we have been able to develop at Northern Light Health that enables true collaboration between our IT, informatics and clinical teams to deliver high-quality patient care.”

University of Missouri Healthcare

University of Missouri Health Care was recognized in September as one of only four organizations recognized with a third Davies Award. MU Health Care’s case studies focused on reducing unnecessary transfers to the pediatric ICU, avoiding hospital-related pressure ulcers and more. They are:

“Achieving our mission to save and improve lives is a total team effort,” said Deb Dow, Chief Information Officer at MU Health Care, whose IT services are led by the public-private TIGER Institute for Health Innovation. “This award recognizes our healthcare professionals who turn data into action to improve healthcare delivery.”

Mike Miliard is editor-in-chief of Healthcare IT News
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