Apply for an Ambulatory Davies Award

Who Can Apply for the Ambulatory Davies Award?Dr. Davies

  • Independent Ambulatory Practices
  • Ambulatory Networks
  • Enterprise Clinics tethered to health systems
  • Residency programs which only deliver outpatient care

All applications must come from the Care Delivery Setting

How to Apply - 4 Steps

To be considered for the 2019 HIMSS Davies Award, applicant organizations must have a Stage 7 designation from one of HIMSS Analytics maturity models (Outpatient EMR Adoption Model, Analytics Maturity Model,  or Continuity of Care Adoption Model.) Submissions will open on February 1, 2019 and close May 30, 2019. For more information, contact Jonathan French.

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Step 1 - Pre-Submission Interview and Level-Setting

Contact Jonathan French at for a briefing on the survey and submission process. All applicants must complete a pre-submission discussion before starting the survey. Ambulatory applicants can include single-physician practices, small practices, large ambulatory groups and networks, and integrated care delivery network clinics (only the clinic will win the award, not the full health system). If a health system which also delivers acute care would like to be considered for a Davies Award, they must apply for the Davies Enterprise Award.

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Step 2: Complete the HIMSS Use Case Abstracts

TApplicants will submit two use case abstracts by May 30, 2019. Top submissions will receive a site visit.


  1. Meet with a multi-disciplinary team of IT staff, C-Suite, and clinicians to identify the most thoughtful and compelling use cases demonstrating how your organization has improved clinical care outcomes through the use of information and technology.
  2. Use cases must include data demonstrating improved population health or clinical patient outcomes (clinical/patient outcomes improvements, patient safety improvements, and improved revenue or cost savings as result of better business practices enabled through the use of health information technology.
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Step 3:  Site Visit

Use case submissions where all abstracts demonstrate information and technology enabled sustainable improvements in patient outcomes will receive a site visit. During the site visit, the Davies team will review the governance, workflow, and change management processes of the use case to determine if the use cases warrant Davies consideration.

Applicants not selected will receive a detailed analysis of their Abstracts and gain feedback on opportunities for improvement.

During a site visit, applicants will demonstrate three use cases for Enterprise applicants, two use cases for Ambulatory, Community Health, and Public Health applicants, showing how Health IT has enabled improved care outcomes.

Each use case should include:

  1. Data demonstrating a local clinical and/or business problem prior to the implementation of the information and technology applications described in the use case.
  2. A detailed description of the governance structure associated with the selection, testing, field testing, and workflow design of the information & technology enabled interventions and workflow intended to improve the local problem.
  3. A detailed demonstration showing the longitudinal workflow and all the information & technology interventions utilized to improve the clinical problem.
  4. Presenting A MINIMUM of 12 months of improved adherence to best practices coupled with A MINIMUM of 12 months of improved outcomes enabled through the use of information & technology.
    • An improved best practice- increasing % of pneumonia vaccinations for patients over the age of 65
    • An improved outcome- reducing the number of hospitalizations of the organizations patients over 65 associated with pneumonia.
  5. Detail the organizations change management and analytics model. How is the data for quality improvement monitored? Who triggers change management? What is the process for changing information & technology interventions, interfaces, order sets, best practice alerts, etc.?
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HIMSS 2019 Ambulatory Davies recipients will be recognized at the 2020 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.