Lakeland Earns Award for Electronic Health Record Implementation
Nov 25, 2014 Share

In the fall of 2014, Lakeland Health was selected as a recipient of the Enterprise Davies Award from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
The Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing case studies and lessons learned on implementation strategies, workflow design, best practice adherence, and patient engagement. Since its inception in 1994, this elite honor has been awarded to only three (or fewer) health systems each year. Lakeland is the first organization in Michigan to receive this honor.
The selection process for the Davies Award required a detailed application, selection for a site visit, and a several-hours-long on-site presentation of case studies, workflow designs, clinical outcomes, patient engagement scores, financial impact data, and lessons learned. At Lakeland, more than 60 individuals worked to collect data and tell the Davies Award Survey Team how Lakeland has improved healthcare, saved lives, and lowered costs using our electronic health record.
“I am so grateful to the many nurses, physicians, programmers, process improvers and others who have ensured that Lakeland’s investment in an electronic health record has measurably enhanced healthcare, improved health, and has saved lives,” said Loren B. Hamel, MD, President and CEO, Lakeland Health. “We are honored to receive a Davies Award for that work. We look forward to collaboration with other like-minded organizations across the country. Together, we can make healthcare safer, better, less expensive, and more compassionate.”

  • Lakeland is one of 38 health systems to receive the Enterprise/Organizational Davies Award from HIMSS since the program began in 1994. Each year, just three (or fewer organizations) are selected for this honor.
  • Lakeland joins an elite group of award winners that includes the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in New England, and Kaiser Permanente in California.
  • Learn more about the award and read Lakeland’s case studies on improving healthcare quality outcomes using information technology at

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