Intermountain Health Receives Davies Award for Using Technology Processes to Enhance Patient Care

Intermountain Health has received the distinguished 2023 Davies Award of Excellence from the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has presented Intermountain Health with the distinguished 2023 Davies Award of Excellence for their use of technology and improved processes to enhance care for patients experiencing serious medical conditions.

The Davies Award — HIMSS’s highest global recognition of hospitals and ambulatory care centers —recognizes health systems that not only improve clinical outcomes within the organization, but also improve health and wellness in the community.

HIMSS is a health community advisor and thought leader that works to enhance global health care through the power of information and technology.

“The prestigious HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence is the Superbowl of healthcare IT awards, and we couldn’t be more excited about this achievement,” said Farukh Usmani, MD, medical director of digital technology services, who quarterbacked the efforts for this award at Intermountain Health.  “I am incredibly proud of those who made the necessary plays to get the job done. They are a true testament to teamwork, leadership, collaboration, and leveraging informatics and information technology. Together, as a top-tier team, we’ve earned the coveted ring.”

In 2022, Intermountain achieved the “World’s First Triple Stage 7 Organization” status under the new 2022 HIMSS Stage 7 Maturity Model requirements. The Stage 7 requirement is needed in order to even be considered for the Davies Award of Excellence.

Intermountain presented a series of case studies demonstrating the application of information and technology to improve care and outcomes for patients experiencing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Multimodal Pain Management Modalities.

Intermountain’s efforts to provide predictive scoring, evidence-based protocols, and implementation of data-driven and AI-enhanced analyses focused on identification and risk stratification to reduce readmission rates.

These measures improved the timeliness and quality of patient care and access. Additionally, these programs empowered patients through informative education, resulting in higher-quality care.

“We are committed to being a model health system by providing extraordinary care at an affordable cost while harnessing innovation and technology to help people live the healthiest lives possible,” said Craig Richardville, Intermountain Health chief information and digital officer. “Our investments in people, processes, technology and innovation are making a meaningful difference in the high quality of care provided at Intermountain.”

For more information on 2023 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, click here.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see https://intermountainhealthcare.org/news.

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