Children’s National Health System | Davies Enterprise Award

Children’s National Health System has been selected as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient. Based in Washington, D.C., Children’s National Health System has been serving the children throughout the nation since 1870. Children's National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report including placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#7), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#9) Orthopedics (#9) and Nephrology (#10). Children's National has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery.

Children’s National Health System achieved multiple milestones during its successful journey of EHR implementation. Their achievements include reduced radiation in CT scan rates, improved documentation through an EHR Initiative and quality improvement by engaging patients and providers.

Learn more about how Children’s National Health System achieved excellence with health IT by exploring their use cases.

Children’s National Health System reduced radiation in CT scan rates by 44% and reduced costs by $875,144 through the avoidance of 556 head CT scans.

Health Information Technology (HIT) enabled Children’s National Health to improve their documentation process through an EHR initiative. There was a dramatic decrease in the number of transcription and subsequently, a tremendous decrease in cost. The results from post implementation show a 93.4% reduction in annual transcription and a 93.9% reduction in annual transcription expenses.

Pre-Quality Boards, Children’s National Health had 0.28 unplanned extubations (UE) per 100 ventilator days. The results from implementing Quality Board included higher rates of engagement among both patients and providers.