Three new Stories of Success! case study program selections are now available on the HIMSS website
CHICAGO - (July 19, 2012) –Three healthcare organizations share their best practices and patient care improvements with examples illustrating the value of health information technology and positive patient outcomes in their respective settings. These new case studies are part of the Stories of Success! program from HIMSS and co-sponsors American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).
“These three case studies were selected in the third cycle of our call for Stories of Success, a program focused on outstanding accomplishment in the adoption and of use of health IT to meet specific goals and priorities,” said Louis Diamond, M.B. Ch.B., F.A.C.P. , F.C.P. (S.A.), FHIMSS. He is chair, HIMSS Stories of Success Work Group, and former chair, HIMSS Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes Committee; he is president, Quality Health Care Advisory Group. The case studies, as Dr. Diamond explained, fulfill national priorities recommended by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), The Joint Commission’s (TJC) National Patient Safety Goals and/or Partnership for Patients Goals, and the Triple Aim Initiative, a framework developed by the Institute for Health Improvement to optimize health system performance. “We are also using the SQUIRE reporting tool as a framework for reporting these case studies, since it is specifically designed for reporting of quality and process improvement projects.”
Information on the three selected case studies follows.
“With these three new selections, the HIMSS Stories of Success! program now includes 32 case studies that offer best practices for using digital technology to improve patient care. These healthcare providers shared both the challenges they faced and the patient care solutions they implemented with health IT as the foundation for their success,” says Jonathan French, Director, Healthcare Information, Systems, for HIMSS.
Submit Case Studies: The new call for Stories of Success case studies is now open with all submissions on Oct. 1, 2012. A peer review body will select the final Storiesof Success!case studies, which will appear on the HIMSS website. In addition, health IT professionals submitting case studies may be selected to showcase their project at HIMSS13 Poster Sessions. Members of the HIMSS Quality, Cost Safety Committee and additional subject matter experts from organizations, such as The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Society for Quality, provide support to this review process. The National Quality Forum also supports the project.