News Release

Improve Quality Scores - Tap into the Value of Health IT

Northern Ohio Medical Specialists (NOMS) Healthcare Selected as a 2017 HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Award recipient

CHICAGO (November 7, 2017) – Clinical quality improvement is a frequently discussed topic in the world of health information and technology. At Northern Ohio Medical Specialist (NOMS) Healthcare, the topic became an actionable initiative that led to the organization’s recognition as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

Improved Quality Scores Initiative

Embracing health IT to achieve their goal of improved patient outcomes, the team at NOMS Healthcare introduced an Improved Quality Scores initiative. This included developing a standardized implementation committee, creating standardized templates, initiating standardized workflows, and empowering patients with helpful resources, such digital appointment reminders and pre-visit planning.

The value derived from this initiative resulted in improved metrics, along with the following improved outcomes:

• Medicare Wellness increased from 30% to 65%.

• Pneumonia Vaccination increased from 33% to 83%.

• Flu Vaccination increased from 32% to 50%.

These improved outcomes paved the way for a significantly positive impact on NOMS patient outcomes through chronic disease management and improved quality of care.

HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence

HIMSS is proud to recognize NOMS Healthcare for their achievement of the 2017 HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Award.

The HIMSS Davies Award recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value. The Davies Awards program promotes health information technology-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing case studies and lessons learned on implementation strategies, workflow design, best practice adherence, and patient engagement.

“Our focus is providing the highest quality healthcare, in the appropriate setting, while decreasing total industry spend. And while our quality metrics demonstrate our success, it would be impossible without maximizing our utilization of technology. It is a rare and coveted honor to be recognized by the Davies Award. Our team is gratified to be recognized in this meaningful way,” said Joshua Frederick, NOMS CEO.

“NOMS Healthcare effectively uses health IT to enable patient-centered quality care focused on improving management of chronic disease and more,” said Jonathan French, CPHIMS, senior director of quality and patient safety initiatives at HIMSS. “HIMSS is proud to recognize NOMS Healthcare as a 2017 Davies Ambulatory Award recipient.”

NOMS Healthcare will be recognized at the HIMSS18 Awards Gala at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Register for HIMSS18 here.

Learn more about how NOMS Healthcare has achieved excellence with health IT by exploring their use cases.

 

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Media Contacts:

Maura Bilek | HIMSS

mbilek@himss.org | (312) 915-9150

 

Lisa Mayles | NOMS Healthcare

lmayles@NomsHealthcare.com | (419) 202-4713