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2008 HIMSS Davies Awards: Nation's Outstanding Healthcare Organizations Recognized
Date:10/10/2008

n unique and creative ways. The entire committee is pleased to congratulate Oklahoma Arthritis Center, West Palm Beach Ob-Gyn, and Cardiology of Philadelphia on their accomplishments."

  • Palm Beach (Fla.) Obstetrics and Gynecology PA - Serving a predominantly suburban region, the practice had been using a computerized scheduling, billing and collections system. Its EHR system has improved patient care by reducing delays in reviewing labs and radiology reports and making clinical information accessible to providers on nights and weekends, critically important to delivering babies.
  • Oklahoma Arthritis Center - Located near Oklahoma City, the center treats patients with arthritis and related conditions such as lupus and osteoporosis. The center supports a "single patient, single record" concept as the best option for patients' health. A goal of its EHR implementation: to prepare for the future integration of a National Health Information Network.
  • Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, P.C. - CCP has 21 office locations, extending over four counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, and is the second largest cardiology practice in the country. The practice benefited from implementing an EHR system, including improving patient care, reducing filing and transcription costs, reducing malpractice exposure and costs and analyzing individual and group practice patterns, leading to an improved bottom line.

Community Health Organizations (CHO) and Member CHOs: As a new award category in 2008, the HIMSS Davies Community Health Award recognizes care being provided through an open-door policy, predominantly to underserved populations.
"A step beyond getting EHR systems up and running, the first Davies CHO award winners are all achieving powerful results: increased access to care, improved efficiencies/sat
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