Ten HIMSS Davies Award Winners Use eClinicalWorks

Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Awards of Excellence Program honors achievement in the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically electronic health records, for healthcare organizations, private practices, public health entities, and community health organizations.

To date, ten eClinicalWorks customers have been recipients of this award, the most recent being MedPeds and White River Family Practice in 2013. Coastal Medical and Unity Health Care were awarded HIMSS Davies Awards in 2012, the NYC Primary Care Information Project and Hudson River HealthCare were honored in 2011, Open Door Family Medical Center was named in 2010, Urban Health Plan earned one in 2009, and New York Children’s Health Project won in 2008. 

MedPeds was awarded a 2013 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, in the use of health information technology, specifically the use of the electronic health record (EHR) to successfully improve health care delivery processes and patient safety while achieving a demonstrated return on investment. MedPeds, a private practice of eight providers and 23 employees situated in the DC suburb of Laurel, Maryland, has provided outpatient services to approximately 6,000 patients over the past year. Founded in 1982, the practice is committed to providing the highest quality of healthcare, compassion, and technology for a healthier patient. By implementing an efficient electronic health record (EHR), the practice experienced cost saving initiatives, ability to locate patient charts, and make care delivery more convenient and efficient. MedPeds becomes the 10th eClinicalWorks customer to have received the HIMSS Davies Award. Core Case Studies: ROIClinical Value, Patient Engagement.

White River Family Practice (WRFP) was awarded a 2013 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. WRFP is a rural ambulatory care practice serving nearly 12,000 patients in Vermont and New Hampshire. Located in White River Junction, Vt., the practice has a team of six family physicians, three family nurse practitioners and an administrative support staff of 14. In 2009, WRFP began transitioning from paper to electronic health records, utilizing the eClinicalWorks system to help improve the quality of patient care, streamline workflow and generate a return on investment. Core Case Studies: ROI & Clinical Value. Menu Case Studies: Clinical Dashboard and Analytics & Population Management.

Unity Health Care was named a 2012 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award recipient. As the largest CHC network in the District of Columbia, it serves nearly 95,000 underserved residents in 30 sites. According to the Davies information, Unity implemented a new phone system, piloted centralized scheduling, and implemented an EHR/PM system, contributing to a 21% increase in overall provider productivity. Because of this increase in productivity, Unity has realized $12.2 million dollars in additional revenue and had an ROI of 106% as of 2012. Core Case Studies: ROI & Clinical Value  Menu Case Studies: Workflow Analysis & Improvement & Governance & Change Management

Coastal Medical received the 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. Based in Providence, R.I., the physician-owned, physician-governed medical organization is dedicated to quality care for their patients and has more than 91 physicians serving more than 110,00 patients in 19 offices across the state. Core Case Studies: ROI & Clinical Value  Menu Case Studies: Infrastructure/Innovation & Leadership/Governance

Hudson River HealthCare was named the HIMSS Community HealthOrganization Davies Award winner for 2011. Based in New York, the health center’s 16 primary care sites serve 64,000 patients, which represent a diverse population in rural, urban, migrant, homeless and public housing settings.  Click here for more information. 

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene received a 2011 HIMSS Public Health Davies Award of Excellence for its Primary Care Information Project (PCIP). The PCIP is designed to improve the quality of care in underserved communities and has deployed eClinicalWorks’ prevention-oriented EHR to more than 2,800 NYC primary care providers serving more than two million patients. This integrated healthcare system includes 541 independent practices, 38 community health centers and three hospitals.

From the HIMSS press release, “a recent study of practices participating in PCIP, 52% of patients had their high cholesterol managed more effectively (up from 39% at the outset), 56% of those with high blood pressure had it under control (up from 49%), and 20% of those with diabetes controlled their A1c levels (up from 14%).” Click here for more information.

Open Door Family Medical Center, which received a 2010 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award, is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in Westchester County, New York; it was founded in 1972. Its mission is to provide quality health care and human services at affordable prices to the economically disadvantaged. Click here for more information.

Urban Health Plan (UHP), a recipient of the 2009 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award, is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens that was founded in 1974. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved communities with 13 practice sites that are within the highest two percent of U.S. counties in poverty. Click here for more information. Post site visit: Q&A Addendum

New York Children’s Health Project was named a 2008 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award recipient. New York Children’s Health Project - NYCHP, a program of Montefiore Medical Center and the Children’s Health Fund, provides primary care services to homeless, medically underserved and severely disadvantaged children and families. Healthcare teams deliver care throughout NYC via custom-designed mobile medical units and at on-site shelter clinics, and an EHR is tailored to meet the specific needs of its unique patient population. Click here for more information.