The Mount Sinai Medical Center received the HIMSS 2012 Enterprise Davies Award, an honor given by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Mount Sinai was recognized for the implementation of its $120 million Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system that is improving quality of care and patient safety. HIMSS is the nation’s leading hospital information technology society.
To achieve this milestone, Mount Sinai demonstrated successful use of its Epic EMR through five case studies. Among those case studies was the highly acclaimed program, known as the Preventable Admission Care Team (PACT), which used the EMR as a tool to reduce 30-day readmission rates for Medicare patients by 56 percent, an important goal of the nation’s new Affordable Care Act.