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Cleveland Clinic Earns Second HIMSS Davies Award for Research, Vaccine Distribution, Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as a 2022 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence recipient, one of only eight organizations to receive it a second time.

The medical center’s notable work includes creating a digital infrastructure to recruit candidates for clinical research to gain informed consent to automate phenotyping for the Cleveland Clinic BioRepository (CC-BioR.)

Using its personal health record as the basis to engage and enlist patients, Cleveland Clinic increased its recruitment for clinical research 20-fold and significantly reduced costs. The blood and cardiac tissue samples collected will facilitate significant breakthroughs in medical research.

Cleveland Clinic also shared replicable best practice guidelines to enable marked improvements in caring for cardiac patients suffering from opioid use disorder.

Finally, the medical center detailed strategies for rapid scalable COVID-19 vaccination distribution that could be used to guide future pandemic responses.

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“We are honored to be among an elite group of healthcare organizations to receive this prestigious award,” said Matt Kull, Cleveland Clinic chief information officer. “These innovative projects signify the critical intersection of technology and healthcare needed to provide superior care. This achievement demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our patients, caregivers and the communities we serve.”

Added Dr. Amy Merlino, Cleveland Clinic enterprise clinical medical information officer, “The inspiring work from these projects points to our continued effort to advance digital technologies and medical innovation that delivers high quality, safe care to every patient,” she said. “These teams have shown the true benefit of designing clinical and research solutions that foster ongoing efficiencies and effectiveness.”

HIMSS Davies Awards

The Davies Award showcases the power of information and technology to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere. Showcasing healthcare delivery systems, physician practices, community health organizations, long term and post-acute care sites, and public health organizations, the HIMSS Davies Award shares evidence-based case studies that are driving the reform of the global healthcare ecosystem through the power of information and technology.

HIMSS Davies Awards

The HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence showcases healthcare organizations that demonstrate globally innovative, thoughtful applications of information and technology to drive and redefine evidence-based best practices so that others can learn, adapt and improve population health and patient outcomes.

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