In the field of healthcare IT, the HIMSS Davies Awards are the gold standard, recognizing those organizations that have achieved extraordinary results in advancing patient care through the effective use of technology. And 2017 has been an extraordinary year for eClinicalWorks clients, four of whom have been recognized for their achievements. Lanai Community Health Center joined the ranks of Community Health Award honorees, along with California’s Petaluma Health Center, while Unity Health Care, in the District of Columbia, won its second Community Health Award. And with the selection of Northern Ohio Medical Specialists (NOMS) Healthcare for an Enterprise Award, eClinicalWorks customers have now won 19 HIMSS Davies Awards in the 18 years since our founding.
From primary care to children’s health, from the inner city to rural communities and everywhere in between, our winners reflect the diversity of the nation’s healthcare community, and offer insight into the innovative solutions that set eClinicalWorks clients apart.
Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Awards of Excellence Program has honored achievement in the implementation and use of health information technology, including Electronic Health Records, for healthcare organizations, private practices, public health entities, and community health organizations. To learn more about this program, visit the HIMSS Davies Award website.
2017 eClinicalWorks HIMSS Davies Award Winners
Lanai Community Health Center (LCHC), with more than 20 providers, received the 2017 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award based on two use cases highlighting its fully integrated health information system. eClinicalWorks supported LCHC’s self-measuring blood pressure program and its telehealth initiative, with the goal of enhancing patient care and reducing the need for office visits. The Self-Measured blood pressure program lead to a reduction in misdiagnosis (4 out 100 patients) and treatments resulting in cost savings for LCHC.
Northern Ohio Medical Specialists (NOMS) Healthcare was selected as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient. NOMS selected eClinicalWorks to achieve their goal of improved patient outcomes and introduce an Improved Quality Score initiative. It included developing a standardized implementation committee, creating standardized templates, initiating standardized workflows, and empowering patients with helpful resources, such digital appointment reminders and pre-visit planning. The initiative led to improved outcomes, including flu vaccination increasing from 32% to 50%, which significantly improved the quality of care. Read their application.
Petaluma Health Center (PHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, is the winner of the 2017 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award. PHC works to ensure access to high quality, prevention-focused health care to 35,000 patients each year in Sonoma County, California. The eClinicalWorks EHR solution gives its providers access to their schedules and complete patient records, anytime, anywhere, on any device. The prevalence of hypertension has increased significantly over the past two years in its county, with heart disease and stroke accounting for 25% of the deaths. Working directly with eClinicalWorks, PHC’s care team customized the EHR, to drive decisions and improve clinical outcomes to improve hypertension control. Read their application.
Unity Health Care, the largest network of community health centers in Washington, D.C., was awarded this year as the 2017 HIMSS Davies Community Health Recipient. This is the second recognition for Unity, which previously won the same award in 2012. The organization provides a full range of health and human services to meet the needs of its communities through a network of over 20 traditional and nontraditional health sites. Working directly with eClinicalWorks, Unity customized the EHR to list hypertension progress notes, which lead to an improvement in blood pressure control by 9.3 percentage points. Read their application.
2016 eClinicalWorks HIMSS Davies Award Winners
Winner of the 2016 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award is Mountain Park Health Center, a private non-profit, federally qualified community health center (FQHC). Located in metro Phoenix, Arizona, Mountain Park serves nearly 70,000 patients and provides the community with 365,000 medical visits annually. The eClinicalWorks comprehensive EHR provided Mountain Park with the ability to analyze data, identify patients eligible for screening, monitor patient adherence, and provide staff with the tools to manage patient health efficiently to improve the care delivered. Read their application.
New York’s Horizon Family Medical Group (HFMG) was named a 2016 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence. After implementing eClinicalWorks, Horizon successfully reduced its 30-day readmission rates by 10.5% and increased face-to-face patient engagement time by 27% for 15-minute appointments. Read their application.
2015 eCW HIMSS Award Winners
HealthNet, the largest FQHC in Indiana, has been awarded a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence. Through 150 medical providers, HealthNet annually provides affordable health care to more than 59,286 individuals, 65% of whom are Medicaid recipients and 77% are under the age of 35. Utilizing its EHR, the organization has successfully attested 98% of its eligible providers for Medicaid Meaningful Use and has achieved a 230% return on investment.
Grove Medical Associates, a primary care practice in Auburn, Mass., is a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient. Using the EHR, the practice is seeing more patients a day, maximizing insurance incentives and adding health services. Grove Medical has also seen significant care quality improvements and increased patient satisfaction, along with a 315% ROI.
2014 eCW HIMSS Award Winners
Community Health Center : Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) has been awarded a 2014 HIMSS Community Health Organization Davies Award of Excellence. CHC has demonstrated significant sustainable improvement of patient outcomes through the utilization of electronic health records (EHRs) and information technology while achieving notable return on investment.
Fremont Family Care : Fremont Family Care is a 2014 HIMSS Community Health Organization Davies Award recipient. Using the EHR, the practice began tracking patients due for preventive care such as mammograms, colonoscopy and an annual physical. The rate of patients’ age 50-75 that had a colonoscopy rose from 37 percent in the first quarter of 2011 to 70 percent in the second quarter of 2014. In that same period, the mammogram screening rate for women age 50-74 doubled to 56 percent.
2013 eCW HIMSS Award Winners
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.
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.
2012 eCW HIMSS Award Winners
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.
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 110,000 patients in 19 offices across the state.
2011 eCW HIMSS Award Winners
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.
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%).”
2010 eCW HIMSS Award Winner
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.
2009 eCW HIMSS Award Winner
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.
2008 eCW HIMSS Award Winner
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.