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Jefferson Health Recognized by IDG as Digital Edge 50 Award Winner for Improving Patient Safety and Experience


PHILADELPHIA  — IDG announced Jefferson Health as a recipient of the Digital Edge 50 award for use of analytics strategies, dashboard and app technology to enhance patient safety, engagement and experience.

Jefferson created an innovative Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Patient Management solution that aggregates data from disparate systems to transform the once complex process of finding, analyzing and using information to a transparent, user friendly and interactive experience where clinical staff can target interventions to reduce debilitating and life-threatening episodes for SCD patients.

“We are honored to receive this award and be in the company of organizations changing the game in their respective industries,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “The name of this award is reflective of a forward-thinking Jefferson and the manner in which we are leveraging digital technology to reimagine health care and make a difference for our patients.”

With this new tool, clinicians are working collaboratively to identify, measure and track trends of SCD patients with complex medical needs to ensure they are receiving proactive, preventative and customized care plans.

“At Jefferson, we were dealing with a critical information gap and needed a solution to deliver meaningful and actionable insights to our care teams,” said Praveen Chopra, Chief Information and Transformative Innovative Environment Officer. “Thanks to the agility and collaboration of our Information Technology, Clinical and Operations teams, and using emerging digital and analytics technology, we developed a data management tool to make the health care experience smarter, more efficient and effective for our patients who trust us with their lives.”

In the first three months of use, the number of SCD patients visiting the emergency room and staying at the hospital declined significantly.

“The solution is having a real impact on the lives of our patients,” said Mouneer Odeh, Vice President, Enterprise Analytics and Chief Data Scientist. “We‘re excited to further enhance functionality and roll this out to more patients across other facilities within Jefferson Health.”

Jefferson will accept the Digital Edge award during a cross-industry ceremony on March 22, 2017.

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Gail Benner