HIMSS Davies Award Success Stories: Maximizing Value of Care

Connecting payer and provider organizations with the appropriate health information and technology resources is key to improving care delivery, outcomes, quality and cost reduction.

Recognizing this, HIMSS began the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence to shed light on provider best practices and expertise. Every year, HIMSS acknowledges health systems utilizing health information and technology to improve patient outcomes and value based on use case submissions.

One of the ways HIMSS highlights the achievements of these organizations is during educational sessions at HIMSS19, hosted by Davies Award recipients who give a deeper dive into their award-winning use cases. Attendees get an exclusive look at compelling health information and technology case studies, with a chance to ask questions and leave equipped to lead discussions with organizational stakeholders, along with information on innovative new strategies and best practices to incorporate into workflows for improved outcomes.

Read on for additional background on the HIMSS19 sessions hosted by 2018 HIMSS Davies Award Recipients.

Achieving the Triple Aim for Children with Medical Complexity at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Care for medically complex patients is often costly, disjointed and confusing for families to navigate. To address these issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided a grant to 10 children’s hospitals, including Children’s Hospital Colorado. The ultimate goal was to improve health outcomes for children facing medical complex conditions.

To accomplish this, Children’s Hospital Colorado brought together a multidisciplinary team that integrated patient registries with the electronic health record (EHR) as well as the care team list. Besides improving EHR communications, patient satisfaction increased while emergency department visits and costs decreased. Read more

Add this session to your HIMSS19 schedule:
Achieving the Triple Aim for Children with Medical Complexity
Friday, February 15 | Orange County Convention Center, Room W307A | 11:15-11:45am, ET

Find out more about how health information and technology tools can be leveraged for improved outcomes and decreased costs for patients dealing with medically complex conditions.

Utilizing AGS Beers Criteria to Reduce Patient Falls

Recognizing that patient falls are a critical issue and a leading cause of injury in adults over age 65, Memorial Hermann Health System rose to the challenge of improving outcomes by utilizing AGS Beers Criteria, an important resource for providers to address medication-related dangers that often lead to geriatric patient falls.

To eliminate these preventable incidents, Memorial Hermann leveraged clinical decision support interventions within the EHR in efforts to improve patient outcomes. Over years of effort, the health system achieved one of the lowest patient fall injury rates in the U.S. in 2016. Read more

Add this session to your HIMSS19 schedule:
Decreasing Falls with the Automation of the Beers Criteria Medication
Friday, February 15 | Orange County Convention Center, Room W314B | 10:30-11:00am, ET

Learn more about the importance of clinical decision support to improve safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care and more in the educational session.

Learn More About the HIMSS Davies Awards

The HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence is the pinnacle of the HIMSS Value Recognition Program and highlights organizations promoting health information and technology-enabled improvements in patient and business outcomes through sharing evidence-driven best practices on implementation strategies, workflow design, change management and patient engagement.

Listen to the Steps to Value podcast on how the HIMSS Davies Award can position your organization for improved outcomes.

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Learn more about 2018 HIMSS Davies Award Recipients: explore more HIMSS Davies Award sessions taking place during HIMSS19.

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Healthy Aging & Technology Symposium
The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain Symposium
Big Data Symposium
Patient Engagement & Experience Summit


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