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Open Door Family Medical Centers wins HIMSS Davies Award

December 06, 2018 / Evan Sweeney

Open Door Family Medical Centers has won the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for its work with colorectal cancer screening and health IT. The award will be presented at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Florida, in February. Open Door Family Medical Centers prioritizes early screenings for improved patient outcomes. It aims to help address some of the challenges associated with adhering to colorectal cancer screening guidelines on various levels. For instance, the nature of testing and options can present difficulties for patients. Additionally, clinicians face the challenge of efficiently balancing screening recommendations with the provision of additional patient needs at the time of an appointment. In order to address these and other challenges, Open Door worked on improving workflows for screening, with a goal of achieving at least 60 percent compliance. Achieving this goal meant improving the visibility and accessibility of patient data to clinicians.