Apply for a Community Health Davies Award

Who can apply for the Community Health Davies Award?Dr. Davies

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • School-based health centers that qualify under the PHS 330 program
  • County-run clinics
  • Family planning clinics (Planned Parenthood, Family PACT and Title X eligible)
  • Rural health centers
  • Migrant health centers
  • Free clinics, and/or faith-based clinics
  • Healthcare for the homeless

To be considered for the 2019 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award, applicants must submit two clinical use case abstracts no later than May 30, 2019. For more information, contact Jonathan French.

How to Apply - 4 Steps

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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. All applicants must be fully electronic at the point of care.

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Step 2 - Complete the HIMSS Use Case Abstracts

Applicants 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.
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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 two case studies 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 Health 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 Health information and technology enabled interventions and workflow intended to improve the local problem.
  3. A detailed demonstration showing the longitudinal workflow and all the Health information and 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 Health information and 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 and technology interventions, interfaces, order sets, best practice alerts, etc.?
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HIMSS Community Health winners will be recognized at 2020 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition