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KishHealth earns award

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:22 a.m. CDT

KishHealth System received the 2014 Truven Health Analytics Advantage Award in Health and Clinical Outcomes. The Advantage Awards recognize hospitals, health plans, government agencies, and employers that use data analytics to improve the quality of care and business results.

KishHealth System was recognized for extraordinary improvements in health and clinical outcomes for its patients. KishHealth System implemented a computerized quality surveillance/reporting software system in 2011 and at the same time began changing the overall care delivery across the organization. The approach incorporated evidence-based practice, implementation of quality surveillance, and changing of job responsibilities.

“By building specific profiles within our electronic health record, we can identify targeted clinical results, conditions, indicators, or key terms that send alerts to our quality surveillance nurses," KishHealth Chief Information Officer Heath Bell said. "These nurses work in conjunction with the unit staff and physicians to assure all evidence-based practice/process guidelines are met in the specified populations, which ultimately improves outcomes.”

“The Advantage Award winners are at the cutting edge of using analytics to improve healthcare quality, costs, and access,” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. “We’re proud and pleased to be able to recognize these innovators for their achievements in performance improvement across clinical and business issues.”

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