The strength of the rich IT environment at Cincinnati Children’s and its accomplishments in adopting electronic medical records for use in improving patient care were recognized at a February event during the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) held in Orlando, FL.
Marianne James, Chief Information Officer at Cincinnati Children’s, and her team accepted the honor.
Cincinnati Children’s achievement in this area was highlighted in a press release published by HIMSS and picked up by several trade media publications. The announcement pointed particularly to a kidney transplant team at Children’s that has found innovative ways to use information technology to improve patients’ adherence to medications.
“We’re proud to be among the U.S. hospitals that have been recognized for developing and managing a top-notch electronic medical records system. The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 validation affirms our continued passion for excellence,” said Michael A. Fisher, president and CEO, Cincinnati Children’s, in the release. “I’m grateful to our entire team who contributes to this effort every day, and excited about what their efforts mean to patient safety, quality care, research, and ultimately, the health of the children and families we serve.”