The Davies Recognition Program in was launched in 1994 to recognize exemplary implementations of electronic health records (EHR) and foster wider adoption by sharing lessons learned from those organizations. The first Davies Public Health Awards were granted in 2006. The Davies Award of Excellence is HIMSS highest recognition of public health organizations that leverage health information technology to improve the population health of the community they serve.
The Davies Awards of Excellence requires that staff in the public health organization applying for the award to assess and document their progress and accomplishments against a framework for thinking about the process of implementing an EHR or health IT solution. This document provides the framework for conducting the self-assessment.