CHIME honors HCA, Meditech for HIT collaboration

The College of Information Management Executives honored Jim Jirjis, MD, chief health information officer of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, and Meditech with an award for their health IT partnership.

The pair was given the 2021 CHIME Collaboration Award for their industrywide innovation efforts, according to a Jan. 11 press release.

Together, HCA Healthcare and Meditech have produced:

  • INSPIRE Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

A program that used a clinical trial and combines smart prompts and custom codes to ensure pneumonia patients get accurate medication recommendations.

  • National Response Portal

A collaboration between Google, Meditech and HCA Healthcare that used geographic metrics from hospitals to gather insights that could help end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The two have been working together for decades, according to the press release.


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