HIMSS is now accepting applications for the 2011 HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence. The awards program honors hospitals and health systems, independent physician practices, public health and community health organizations that have successfully achieved value from EHRs to improve health care delivery.
Past awards for public health have gone to the Boston Public Health Commission (2009, for their use of their syndromic surveillance system, B-SYNSS), and NC-DETECT (2005, for their early even detection system).
Information on the award process and numerous resources are available on the HIMSS Davies Award website. Please contact David Collins, Director, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS, for more information.