Mackenzie Health Becomes First in Canada to Earn a Second HIMSS Davies Award

A healthcare professional wearing scrubs and a facemask holds a digital tablet. He and an older person, who is also wearing a facemask, look at the tablet screen.

Mackenzie Health has been recognized as a 2023 HIMSS Davies Award recipient, becoming the first hospital outside of the United States – and the only hospital in Canada – to be recognized with the award for a second time.

Mackenzie Health is a regional health provider serving a population of more than half a million people across western York Region in Ontario, Canada.

Through Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and a network of community-based programs and services, Mackenzie Health leverages information and technology to enable improved care and patient outcomes.

Mackenzie Health’s submission for the Davies Award focused on a coordinated response to the pandemic enabled by enhancing operational efficiency through the use of advanced digital health tools, analytics and remote monitoring methods. It presents an efficient, replicable model for pandemic response in acute care sites across Ontario.

Mackenzie Health’s Davies Award Case Studies

“We’re proud to receive the Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS for a second time and for shining a light on how we are changing the landscape of healthcare innovation across the sector,” said Purvi Desai, Vice President, Digital Health and Chief Information Officer. “The innovations we’re making in the delivery of healthcare at Mackenzie Health through remote monitoring programs, improved medication administration processes and our management of the pandemic are leading to improved outcomes for our patients.”

HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence

The Davies Awards program promotes the HIMSS vision and mission by recognizing and highlighting use cases, model practices and lessons learned on how to improve health and wellness through the power of information and technology. Showcasing healthcare delivery systems, physician practices, community health organizations, long term and post-acute care sites and public health organizations, the HIMSS Davies Award shares evidence-based case studies that are driving the reform of the global healthcare ecosystem through the power of information and technology.

HIMSS Davies Awards

The HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence showcases healthcare organizations that demonstrate globally innovative, thoughtful applications of information and technology to drive and redefine evidence-based best practices so that others can learn, adapt and improve population health and patient outcomes.

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