Apply for an Enterprise Davies Award

Dr. DaviesWho can apply for the Enterprise Davies Award?

HIMSS Stage 7 EMR Adoption Model or other HIMSS Analytics Maturity Model recipients which deliver acute care. Eligible organizations include:

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Community Hospitals
  • Integrated Care Delivery Networks that provide Ambulatory and Acute care delivery
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Specialty Hospitals

All applications must come from the Care Delivery Setting.

The 2019 HIMSS Davies Award cycle has closed. 2020 applicants may inquire about any program changes on January 1, 2020. Davies recipients must present three use cases demonstrating their organization’s most compelling stories of how you have improved patient outcomes and population health through the thoughtful application of information and technology. For more information, contact Jonathan French at

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 have attained Stage 7 on one of the HIMSS Analytics Maturity Models to apply.

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Step 2 - Complete the HIMSS Davies Use Case Abstracts

Applicants will submit three 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 have data supporting evidence of value (clinical/patient outcomes improvements, patient safety improvements, and improved revenue or cost savings as result of improved care outcomes.
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Step 3 - Site Visit

Top abstract submissions will receive a site visit to move forward for Davies consideration.

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

During a site visit, applicants will present three case studies showing how health information and technology has enabled improved care outcomes.

Each case study should include:

  1. Data demonstrating a local clinical and/or business problem prior to the implementation of the health information and technology interventions.
  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 information & technology interventions utilized to improve the clinical problem.
  4. Presenting A MINIMUM of 12 months of clinical data demonstrating improved adherence to best clinical practices as result of the use of health information and technology, coupled with A MINIMUM of 12 months of improved patient outcomes and population health enabled by improved adherence to model clinical practices from the use of health information and technology.
    • An improved best practice- increasing the appropriate use of sepsis bundle order set utilization.
    • An improved outcome- reducing length of stay and mortality rates associated with sepsis.
  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 IT interventions, interfaces, order sets, best practice alerts, etc.?

For more information, please review the Davies Award Site Visit Guidance Document.

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Step 4 - Recognition

HIMSS Davies Enterprise winners will be recognized at the HIMSS 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition or other HIMSS Conference offerings.

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