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Policy Enablers and Barriers: How Two Organizations Successfully Navigated Health IT Policy #NHITWeek

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The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement by organizations who have utilized health information technology, process improvement, and organizational culture to substantially improve clinical outcomes and best practices across the care continuum.

Two organizations recognized with Davies Awards, Mercy Health and Ochsner Health System, navigated the intersection between health IT optimization and policy implications of the environment they work in. Both organizations will share their insights during an upcoming webinar, Policy Enablers and Barriers: Hear How Two HIMSS Davies Award Winners Successfully Navigated HIT Policy. Learn more | Register

Mercy Health Improves Opioid Prescribing Practices

The opioid epidemic has impacted the state of Ohio significantly, with an average annual overdose death rate twice the national average. Mercy Health recognized the opportunity and responsibility to change its approach and improve the health of the communities it serves. Utilizing its electronic medical record (EMR), Mercy Health designed tools and protocols to ensure compliance with Ohio legislation and improve prescribing practices. Learn more

Ochsner’s Population Health Innovation with Digital Medicine Solutions

Ochsner Health System’s commitment to advancing healthcare has come to life through the integration of specialized digital medicine solutions within their electronic health record (EHR). The health system formed a workgroup, innovationOchsner, which oversaw the implementation of three new digital medicine solutions: hypertension digital medicine, connected maternity online monitoring and diabetes digital medicine. Learn more

National Health IT Week | October 8-12

Healthcare Transformation | Access to Care | Economic Opportunity | Healthy Communities

Share your story, provide insights and help develop healthcare policy during National Health IT Week – focused on catalyzing actionable change within the U.S. health system through the effective use of health IT.

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