Miami Children’s Health System is a recipient of the 2017 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the flagship of Miami Children's Health System, is the only licensed specialty hospital in southern Florida that is exclusively for children; it is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern U.S. The U.S. News & World Report has ranked them among the best in the nation.
In 2012, the Miami Children’s Health System (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital) began its full embrace of health IT with the enterprise EMR implementation that resulted in a fully integrated front to back-end solution for their clinicians and financial team. Improved patient safety and access to clinical data were the primary drivers of the design and implementation.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital achieved significant outcome improvements throughout their health system, which include dropping blood transfusion error rates to zero using barcoding technology, decreasing asthma readmission rates by 26% with stricter adherence to the use of an asthma home plan of care, and reducing CAUTI’s by 57 by implementing and monitoring best practice guidelines.
Learn more about how Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has achieved excellence with health IT by exploring their three use cases on decreased blood transfusion error rates, asthma home management plan of care and reducing CAUTI’s.