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PODCAST: Ensuring Care Quality Through Dashboard Use

October 18, 2011
by Jennifer Prestigiacomo
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Innovator Award winner Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska

This is the first in a series of podcasts devoted to highlighting our Innovator award winners from this year that were presented at the HIMSS Conference in Orlando in February. The Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program recognizes leadership teams from patient care organizations—hospitals, medical groups, and health systems—that have effectively deployed information technology in order to improve clinical, administrative, financial, or organizational performance.

This year’s top winner was Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the leadership of its CMIO George Reynolds, M.D. Its Clinical Analytics and Business Intelligence Project, and the medical center's broader journey towards becoming a data-driven, continuous improvement-focused organization impressed our readers and our editors as well. Children’s utilizes several dashboards to support inpatient care, as well as the organization's affiliated pediatric physician practices, and others addressing financial performance and system-wide operational issues. Among the departments that have adopted dashboards are the ED, pediatrics, the ICU, and finance, among others. Virtually, the entire leadership of the organization is now using dashboards of some kind at this point. Joining me on today’s podcast is Dr. Reynolds who will give an update on the progress he and his team has made since winning the Innovator award.

George Reynolds, M.D.

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