Improving the Lives of Children through the Use of Health IT

Children’s National Health System Selected as 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

CHICAGO (October 6, 2017) – For their accomplishments on improving the health and lives of children with health information technology, HIMSS recognizes Children’s National Health System with the prestigious 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award.

The HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence

Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement in the generating improvement of care outcomes and return on investment with health information technology. The Davies Award program promotes EHR-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing best practices and lessons learned on implementation strategies, workflow design, analytics, and change management.

“We are so honored to receive this important recognition that represents over 10 years of hard work from hundreds of staff here at Children’s National,” stated Brian Jacobs, MD, VP, CMIO, and CIO at Children’s National Health System. “Our investments in people, processes, technology and innovation are making a remarkable difference in the quality of care that we are providing to our children and their families, the important research that we do, the education that we provide to the next generation of health care providers and to our reputation as a top ranked Children’s Health System.”

“Children’s National Health System has demonstrated excellence through their efforts to increase patient engagement and improve patient outcomes, through their health IT optimization for pediatric concussion care, in addition to various other care initiatives,” stated Jonathan French, CPHIMS, senior director, quality and patient safety, and director, Davies Award of Excellence Program, HIMSS. “HIMSS congratulates the team members of Children’s National Health System on being selected as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.”

Children’s National Health System Serving Children with Best Use of IT

With health information technology (HIT) as the catalyst for improving care, the Children’s National Health System achieved the following milestones during its successful journey of EHR implementation.

• Innovative unit-based quality boards bring real-time quality and safety information to the healthcare teams and family members.

• By incorporating of CT scan decision support rules into the electronic health record (EHR), Children’s National Health System obtained a 44% CT scan reduction and a yearly cost reduction of $875,144.

• Transition from dictation/transcription-driven notes to electronic template and voice recognition notes in ambulatory specialty clinics allowed for the immediate availability of notes to all care providers and a significant reduction in transcription costs.

Recognition at HIMSS18

HIMSS will recognize Children’s National Health System at the HIMSS18 Awards Gala at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Tickets are available through the conference registration form. Register for HIMSS18 here.


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