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Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health Recognized By CIO As One Of The CIO 100 Award Winners

06/03/16

Honorees receive award during CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

CIO Award Honoree

(PHILADELPHIA) — IDG's CIO  today announces Jefferson as a recipient of the 2016 CIO 100. The 29th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"Delivering innovation and business value are top priorities for CIOs everywhere, and our CIO 100 awards program celebrates the leading IT organizations that excel at both," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Events. "Our 2016 winners are raising the bar even higher this year with their outstanding work in digital transformation, customer focus and IT-business collaboration."

“We are proud to receive this honor – it is a testament to how we are reimagining health to deliver care in a way that is accessible, convenient and game changing for our patients and their families,” said President & CEO of Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA.

Through dashboard and app technology, Jefferson created a clinical process enhancement for the Emergency Department. In a month, through use of the dashboard, Jefferson was able to positively impact key metrics. As a result, the ED reduced patient wait times, decreased “left without-being-seen rates,” and enhanced patient satisfaction scores.

“We continue to creatively reimagine information and technology to build an innovation driven ecosystem, which is a seamless interplay of consumer experience, process improvement and digital tools,” said Praveen Chopra, Chief Information and Transformative Innovative Environment Officer. “Thanks to the agility and cross-functional collaboration of Jefferson’s best minds, we are humbled to know that we are at the forefront and in the great company of leading organizations as we advance our digital strategies. For us, it is all about a forward-thinking spirit that is championed by Dr. Klasko’s vision for a new era in health, education and discovery.”


Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, August 16th, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.     

About the CIO 100
Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' evaluations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2016 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at CIO.com on August 1, 2016 and in the August issue of CIO's digital magazine.

About Jefferson

Our newly formed organization, Jefferson, encompasses Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, representing our academic and clinical entities.  Together, the people of Jefferson, 19,000 strong, provide the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educate the health professionals of tomorrow, and discover new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

Jefferson Health comprises five hospitals, 17 outpatient and urgent care locations, as well as physician practices and everywhere we deliver care throughout the city and suburbs across Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties in Pa., and Camden County in New Jersey.  Together, these facilities serve nearly 73,000 inpatients, 239,000 emergency patients and 1.7 million outpatient visits annually.  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia.  Abington Hospital is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery or Bucks counties.  Other hospitals include Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; and Abington-Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. 

Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,800 future physicians, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), Jefferson Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

For more information and a complete listing of Jefferson services and locations, visit www.jefferson.edu.

About CIO:
CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise.  The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience.  The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company.