University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care) has been recognized as a HIMSS Davies Award winner.
The primary focus on the University of Missouri Health Care Davies submission was the scaling of information and technology solutions throughout its clinical enterprise to address challenges. MU Health Care utilized an automated intelligence algorithm capturing vital signs and lab data to provide earlier indications that a patient may be entering into septic shock. The NEWS (National Early Warning Score) system paired with a Rapid Response Team (RRT) contributed to a 22 percent reduction in sepsis mortality and saved an estimated dozen lives within the first nine months of adoption.
MU Health Care’s health IT operations are led by the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a unique private-public partnership between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation. The Tiger Institute was formed a decade ago as a model for leveraging industry collaboration and better healthcare. Its work has improved the health and safety of patients, reduced costs and shaped the future of care for Missouri.
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For the past decade, MU Health Care has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems, according to the 2020 Most Wired Survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). HIMSS also re-validated both inpatient and outpatient venues for achieving and maintaining HIMSS Stage 7, the highest of its EMR Adoption Model level in April 2021.
The HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence showcases the thoughtful application of health information and technology to substantially improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and population health around the world. The Davies Awards program promotes HIMSS’s vision and mission by recognizing and sharing use cases, model practices and lessons learned on how to improve health and wellness through the power of information and technology.
“At MU Health Care, we’re committed to harnessing technology to live out our mission to save and improve lives,” said Jonathan Curtright, chief executive officer of MU Health Care. “I am proud of our team who has merged clinical practice, hands-on experience and technology to improve the quality of care we provide, helping our patients achieve better outcomes.”
“I am proud of the collaboration between Tiger Institute and MU Health Care clinicians to create innovations that lead to sustained improvements in outcomes for our patients,” said Bryan Bliven, chief information officer for MU Health Care and executive director for the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation.
The HIMSS Davies Award showcases the thoughtful application of health information and technology to substantially improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and population health.