IHA Honors California Physician Organizations for Achieving Excellence in Healthcare | The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) announced the winners of its annual Excellence in Healthcare Award, California's top honor for physician organizations. The award recognizes physician organizations that achieve top marks on quality and patient experience measures while managing costs. To earn this recognition, physician organizations must perform in the top 50% on clinical quality, patient experience and total cost of care. Only 30 of nearly 200 participating physician organizations statewide attained Excellence in Healthcare Award performance standards this year. IHA President and CEO Jeff Rideout, MD, commended the top performers, saying, "IHA is proud to recognize physician organizations that are truly leading the way to high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care."

The 2019 Excellence in Healthcare Santa Clara County award winners are:

  • Kaiser Permanente San Jose

  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

Stanford Children's Health Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Recognition | Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9 from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies in their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. This is the fifth straight year that Stanford Children's Health has received the Most Wired designation. "We are honored to receive CHIME's Most Wired Performance Excellence Award in recognition of our development and leverage of health IT toward advancing care for expectant mothers and children," said Stanford Children's Health Chief Information Officer Ed Kopetsky. He noted that the survey and award highlight the organization's efforts to innovate and improve quality across the care continuum, "including increasing patient access, and evolving analytics and virtual care capabilities to improve care for patients and families."

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