MU Health Care wins multiple awards for using data to improve patient care

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Jan. 28, 2022

University of Missouri Health Care recently won three awards honoring its use of data to inform decisions and improve patient care. The awards include being named a “Most Wired” health system for the 11th consecutive year and being one of only nine health care organizations globally to be named a HIMSS Davies Award winner for a second time. Additionally, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Curtright and Chief Information Officer Bryan Bliven received the CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award for spearheading projects that improved patient care.

Most Wired

For 11 consecutive years, MU Health Care has been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The health care system was certified as an acute “level 8” organization and ambulatory “level 9” organization for using technologies and strategies to improve the health of Missourians.

The organization’s health IT operations are led by the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a unique private-public partnership between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation. Through Cerner’s electronic health record, MU Health Care has connected patient data from multiple hospital and clinic locations to better inform and guide care decisions based on a more complete picture of a person’s health.

HIMSS Davies Award

The HIMSS Davies Award, given by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, recognizes the thoughtful application of information and technology to substantially improve clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and population health around the world. MU Health Care’s Davies submission highlighted its focus on scaling information and technology solutions throughout the clinical enterprise to address challenges.

CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award

As digital technologies increasingly drive the quality of health care, leaders behind the scenes are making crucial improvements in technology that helps save lives. Led by Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Curtright and Chief Information Officer Bryan Bliven, MU Health Care’s IT team designed digital health care tools to help prevent patients from dying of sepsis, reduce the risk of unnecessary blood transfusions and improve patient screening. For these outstanding achievements in digital health, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Curtright and Bliven as the winners of the 2021 CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award.

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