Kressly Pediatrics is the recipient of the 2017 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award. Kressly Pediatrics, established in September of 2004, has accomplished excellence in health IT by leveraging emerging electronic health record technology, patient portals and more. Dr. Kressly came to the Doylestown area in 1990 and joined a local practice. After learning about pediatrics and the area, she created a smaller, more personalized environment where she could really get to know her patients and families.
As a start, the organization decided to expand the use of their EHR. Capitalizing on the EHR’s clinical decision support capability, they explored additional functionalities to drive further scheduling efforts, such as integrated patient message exchange systems.
Kressly Pediatrics recognized the importance closing adhering to the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, and decided to use them as a framework for maximizing patient outcomes through an internal initiative to improve wellness visit rates. In order to achieve this, the organization set internal goals to transition from reactive to proactive population health management internally.
In accomplishing this goal, Kressly Pediatrics improved overall patient care through the implementation of these updated best practices, which led to less last-minute stress in scheduling for the staff, as well as increased revenue from wellness visits.
Learn more about how Kressly Pediatrics has achieved excellence with health IT by exploring their use cases below.