January 16, 2008 - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is now accepting applications for the 2008 Davies Awards of Excellence Program, created for organizations that have successfully achieved value from electronic health records to improve healthcare delivery.
The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Awards of Excellence recognize excellence in the implementation and use of health information technology, specifically EHRs, for healthcare organizations, private practices and public health systems. Originally created by CPRI-HOST in 1994, the first three recipients of the Davies Organizational Award were recognized in 1995. CPRI-HOST merged with HIMSS in 2002 and HIMSS now manages the program.
The award honors Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, an Atlanta-based practicing physician, president-elect of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Improving the Patient Record, when he tragically died in an airplane crash in 1991 with Senator John Tower. Dr. Davies was an accomplished physician who believed that the computer-based patient record was needed to improve patient care.
Award applicants must provide assessment and documentation of their health IT implementation progress based on four key areas including management, functionality, technology and overall value. The Davies Award for healthcare organizations is a two-step process that includes a site visit to each of the finalists’ organizations.
For more information: www.himss.org/davieson