CHICAGO (November 26, 2012) – HIMSS honors Dr. Jeremy Bradley Family Practice located in Owensboro, Ky., as a winner of the 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. Since 1994, the Nicholas E. Davies Award recognizes excellence in health information technology, specifically excellence in use of the EHR to successfully improve quality of care and patient safety while achieving a demonstrated return on investment.
The Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence recognizes the most exemplary implementations and utilizations of EHR in independent ambulatory practices, community health clinics/organizations, and enterprise clinics. The award requires that staff in the healthcare system applying for the award assess and document their progress and accomplishments against a framework for thinking about the process of implementing an EHR.
The 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence winner Dr. Jeremy Bradley opened his practice in 2000 to meet the clinical needs of Daviess County, a federally designated primary care physician shortage location. Dr. Bradley provides primary care to over 9,000 active patients, with 50% of patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or uninsured. The practice employs one physician, one nurse practitioner, and one physician assistant.
In 2008, Dr. Bradley implemented a fully integrated EHR into the practice. The introduction of EHR-enabled clinical quality measurement and reporting, and later Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice transformation, with all of its attendant changes in provider roles and office workflow, resulted in vastly improved delivery of clinical care and a return on initial investment of 200 percent.. Following the completion of the EHR implementation, Dr. Bradley was honored by the Bridges to Excellence program for improved quality outcomes associated with diabetes and hypertension, and the practice was the first ambulatory clinic in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to earn Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.)
“Dr. Bradley has used EHR technology to improve patient outcomes over time and ensure evidence-based, high quality care,” says John Bender, MD, chair, Davies Ambulatory Committee, and Medical Director, Miramont Family Medicine, in Ft. Collins, Colo. “All of us on the Davies Ambulatory Committee congratulates Dr. Jeremy Bradley for his focus on improving the quality of healthcare delivery with the best use of health IT.”
Dr. Jeremy Bradley Family Practice will be recognized at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013. For more information on applying for the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence, visit the HIMSS website. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
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