CHOC earns second Davies Award

CHOC has been recognized by HIMSS as the first pediatric hospital in North America to be named a Davies Award recipient for the second time.

The Davies Award recognizes CHOC’s work to improve pediatric asthma access, care and outcomes, as well as its use of predictive modeling to customize standardized care plans to reduce hospitalizations for medically complex children.

CHOC has leveraged data and evidence to redesign care processes. In addition to CHOC’s success with its breastmilk administration process, it has scaled best practices to other avenues of infant nutrition, improving care and reducing potential safety events.

“We are honored to once again receive the Nicholas E. Davies Award from HIMSS and another opportunity to share with others how we’ve leveraged technology and our EMR to improve the care we deliver,” said Dr. Bill Feaster, vice president and chief health information officer at CHOC. “CHOC’s governance structure and close interactions between our IT and clinical staff allow us to effectively apply our information and technology solutions to take on clinical challenges like the ones presented for this award.”

Back in December, CHOC was also certified as a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 hospital for EMR adoption. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track EHR progress at hospitals and health systems. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment.