Hawaii Pacific Health lands HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award
One of the largest healthcare providers in Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Health, was named a 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient, making it the only the second two-time winner of the award since the inception of the program.
Hawaii Pacific operates four medical centers and 70 outpatient clinics across the state, while integrating women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care and bone and joint services initiatives.
Established in 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement in organizations leveraging health information technology to improve patient outcomes and achieve a return on investment.
Hawaii Pacific demonstrated its health IT successes in three ways:
- It implemented a computer-directed insulin dosing system, development of EHR order sets for insulin dosing and wireless glucometer integration, which significantly reduced the hospital stay for diabetic patients.
- The length of stay for all sepsis patients was reduced by about two days and saved 275 over two years, through the development of a series of order sets and alerts that used best practice algorithms.
- The creation of a data warehouse, integration of ancillary technology to its EHR functionality to drive metrics, engage patients and improved population health management, significantly improved ambulatory patient outcomes and generated $6 million in revenue.
"As a two-time Davies Award winner, HPH clearly exemplifies how collaborative teamwork, effective planning and use of health IT, and modified clinical process changes when warranted, can result in sustainable improvements in patient outcomes," Janis Curtis, chair of the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award Committee, said in a statement.
"Substantially improving patient outcomes through health IT is only possible with a special kind of teamwork and trust between physicians, clinical staff and administration," Steve Robertson, executive vice president, chief information officer of Hawaii Pacific Health said in a statement. "To win this honor a second time in five years is humbling, but it does validate how powerful these partnerships are in transforming patient care and creating a healthier Hawaii."
The hospital will be recognized in a ceremony at HIMSS17, which takes place Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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