Two Health Current Participants Receive National Awards at HIMSS19

Published On: March 28, 2019

Banner Health and El Rio Health, two founding Participants of Health Current, were recognized recently by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as recipients of the Davies Award at the HIMSS19 annual conference in February 2019.

The HIMSS Davies Award is the “highest recognition of health systems, hospitals, ambulatory practices, behavioral health organizations, and community health organizations that have demonstrated the thoughtful application of information and technology to improve care delivery and patient outcomes,” according to the HIMSS website.

During HIMMS19 in Orlando in late February, representatives from Banner Health and El Rio Health presented in Davies Award sessions, designed to share actionable and replicable model practices for leveraging information and technology to improve adherence to recommended clinical practice, reduce gaps in care, and improve patient outcomes.

Marisa Rowen, PharmD, CDE, Associate Pharmacy Director – Advanced Practice Services at El Rio Health, presented on Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in the Primary Care Setting; discussing program design, director considerations, tracking outcomes and impact on patient care and quality outcomes.

Michael Simons, MD, Medical Director, Virtual Care, Banner Health; and Will Holland, MD, VP of Care Management & CMIO, Banner Health, co-presented on Virtual Care and Clinical Decision Support to Improve Sepsis Alerts. The presentation included information on remote surveillance on more than 700 patients per day via their TeleICU. Their technology supports the monitoring of critical plans of care for conditions such as sepsis.