Hawai‘i Pacific Health was named a 2019 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging the value of health information and technology to improve outcomes. The three use cases below cover patient safety workflow enhancements, virtual communication solutions and reducing length of stay.
Hawai‘i Pacific Health | HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award
Hawai‘i Pacific Health recognized that communication amongst nurses at shift change in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was a patient safety improvement opportunity for the high volume, high acuity unit. In order to address this, they aimed to apply high reliability techniques and leverage EHR-based tools to bring the evidence-based I-PASS handoff structure to nursing handoffs. To learn more, listen to the use case video below or download the use case presentation.
Hawai‘i Pacific Health recognized there were a variety of opportunities to ensure its growing patient population received quality care in a timely fashion and was challenged by a limited supply of physicians and a changing healthcare environment to do so. To combat these challenges, cross-functional teams worked together to implement virtual e-visits and other patient communication tools. To learn more, listen to the use case video below or read a story about it on our blog. You can also download the use case presentation for further information.
Hawai‘i Pacific Health recognized that safely decreasing length of stay was a means to increase service capacity while reducing internal costs. In order to address this, Hawai‘i Pacific Health set a system level goal to reduce case-mix adjusted average length of stay (CMI-adjusted ALOS) by a half-day over a period of five years. To learn more, listen to the use case video below or download the use case presentation.