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June 05, 2016

Jefferson named among world's top 100 organizations for excellence in IT

Award recognizes success of dashboard and app technology in ER

Hospitals Information Technology
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Jefferson University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia.

Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University have been recognized by the International Data Group's CIO as one of the top 100 institutions around the world for operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

Now in its 29th year, the annual CIO awards are earned through a three-step process: (1) companies submit an application detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives; (2) a team of external judges, primarily Chief Information Officers, evaluates applications based on lead practices and measurable results; and (3) a panel of CIO editors picks the top 100 organizations worldwide.

Jefferson was chosen specifically for the success of its dashboard and app technology, which have greatly enhanced the clinical process and triage operation of its Emergency Room. Within the first month of its use, the Emergency Department cut down patient wait times, lowered the rate of patients who leave without being seen and received higher patient satisfaction scores.

“We continue to creatively reimagine information and technology to build an innovation driven ecosystem, which is a seamless interplay of consumer experience, process improvement and digital tools,” said Praveen Chopra, Chief Information and Transformative Innovative Environment Officer at Jefferson. “Thanks to the agility and cross-functional collaboration of Jefferson’s best minds, we are humbled to know that we are at the forefront and in the great company of leading organizations as we advance our digital strategies. For us, it is all about a forward-thinking spirit that is championed by Dr. Klasko’s vision for a new era in health, education and discovery.”

Jefferson President and CEO Stephen K. Klasko, who continues to guide the system's expansion to 11 regional hospitals, said the award is another sign of success in the transformation of healthcare.

“We are proud to receive this honor – it is a testament to how we are reimagining health to deliver care in a way that is accessible, convenient and game changing for our patients and their families," Klasko said.

Executives from the winning companies will be honored August 16 at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Coverage of the 2016 awards will available online August 1 and in the August issue of CIO's digital magazine.

"Delivering innovation and business value are top priorities for CIOs everywhere, and our CIO 100 awards program celebrates the leading IT organizations that excel at both," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Events. "Our 2016 winners are raising the bar even higher this year with their outstanding work in digital transformation, customer focus and IT-business collaboration."