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.