Sentara Healthcare - Davies Enterprise/Organizational Award

Sentara Health SystemSentara planned, implemented and proactively managed the EHR project (called Sentara eCare Health Network, a.k.a. ―eCare‖) over a five-year period, and freely shares its challenges and lessons learned.

By way of the ―MyChart patient portal, patients can review test results, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments, and find information. As a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 organization, Sentara operates in a largely paperless environment. In 2009, Sentara was ranked the number one integrated health care network in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine, and is the only health system named in the top 10 for 12 years.

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eCare was the cornerstone to Sentara Healthcare‘s strategic imperatives. In January 2005, Sentara executed a deliberate effort to instill collaborative EHR leadership. Sentara solicited input from its 18,000 employees and the local community in the planning, implementation and optimization phases of eCare execution. Based on a yearlong campaign, the Strategic Management committee announced the results—

  • Vision: Be the healthcare provider of choice in the communities we serve 
  • Mission: We Improve Health Every Day 
  • Values: People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service, Integrity 
  • Goals: Be regional best and aspire to national top 10%. Transform care delivery. Pursue growth. Add value to the communities we serve. 
  • Objectives: Improve quality outcomes, patient safety, and embrace transparency.