Essay on Davies Award Winner

691 Words Dec 19th, 2015 3 Pages
2003 Nicholas E. Davies Award Recipient
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Harold M. Britton
October 12, 2015
DeVry University
Dr. Jenkins
HMS 330

The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies award of Excellence recognizes those institutions that have made outstanding achievements by optimizing the use of information technology and the use of Electronic Health Records Management Systems to improve patients overall health outcomes through the implementation practices, strategies, workflow and patient engagement while maximizing the organizations return on investment. The award is named in honor of Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, MD, PhD who was a pioneer in the world of medicine and his first priority was to improve access to Healthcare in America
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The strategic planning committee figured it would take a two year period to have the facility fully intergraded (CCHMC, 2003). The planning process was a huge and critical undertaking where they have 1,045 staffed Physicians, over 1,700 Nurses and thousands of Allied Health Professionals serving over 500,000 children, from around the world, every year. So the planning committee decided to intergrade the Six Sigma based approach which is to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control the planning process continually. In order to maintain a successful migration period the Planning Committee constructs a Project Risk Management design to follow 4 steps:

• Two teams of multidisciplinary ICIS users: COE Design Team and a Team of Physician Champions
• Hired a Consulting Firm
• Begin a Public Relations Campaign 13 months prior to Roll-Out
• Boost voluntary involvement to education of the system by other end users During that last 13 month period prior to Roll-out End User surveys were handed out to receive feedback (Positive and Negative) about the new system and to gain a better perspective as to the effectiveness to Department goals, to patient safety and care delivery Acute and Ambulatory. As with any system this step is vital for the organization to make sure they keep within set targets or continue to meet their Benchmarks.

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