AMIA iHealth Conference


SSi-SEARCH and AMIA announce the Finalists and Winner of the first annual Pi² Award

The AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi²) Award (“the pie award” for short) was presented at the iHealth conference January 31, 2014


Make sure you get ready to nominate an outstanding team for next year's Pie Award!

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The Pi² Award

SSi-SEARCH is the exclusive sponsor of the Pi² Award. The Award has been created to recognize physician/nurse leaders and their teams for improving the quality of healthcare delivery—in their institutions and beyond—through the innovative application and dissemination of informatics-related solutions. Read more about this progressive award recognizing outstanding achievement in informatics, and how to enter or nominate someone today.

Pi2 Prize Finalists 2014

The Winner

Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Seamless Total Safety: Mobile Intelligent Chemotherapy Medication Administration

To design a Safe Electronic Chemotherapy Medication Administration (SECMA) support system by: 1) Reengineering the entire chemotherapy medication process from a total perspective back to prescription and dispensing; 2) Implementing a “strong but less-burden” double check safety intervention; 3) Solving the problem of lack of data interoperability of infusion pumps; 4) Demonstrating the potentials of mNursing, Nursing with Mobile Devices, with handheld mobile devices. Device Used: The mobile device used in this project: the 6” Wifi Android MioPad Ares 100 Mobile handheld device with 1D barcode reader. The device could be easily held with one hand and fit into the pocket of nurse’s robe, cleaned with alcohol, spark proof and rugged proof.

Team Lead - Ming-Chuan Jessie Kuo, RN, MS; Members: Polun Chang, PhD, Professor (Project Consultant); Yung-Chuan Sung, MD, Director, Division of Hematology & Oncology; Shwu-Ying Wu, Pharm., MS, Leader, Division of Pharmacy; Wen-Chen Juan-Lu, RN, Head Nurse, Hematology & Oncology Ward; Chia-Hui Chu, RN, Nursing Informatics Specialist; Cheng-Yuan Chen, Leader, Information Management Department; Wei-Kang Shih, Engineer, Information Management Department


The Other Finalists

Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), Seattle, WA

NEDOCS (National Emergency Department Over Crowding Score)

Automate the capture of NEDOCS (National Emergency Department Over Crowding Score) and support hospital goal to reduce emergency department LOS (length of stay) by identifying patient safety risks and workflow/throughput challenges in real time

Team Lead: Troy McGuire, MD, CMIO; Members: Dan Robinet, Tim Thomas, Sylvia Woods, Scott Monke, Bruce Jackson, Dawn Cotter, Russ Migitia MD


Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN

Pediatric Venous Thrombus Embolus (VTE) Screening and Prophylaxis Tool

Our objective was to design and implement an integrated, automated tool within our EMR to help screen pediatric inpatients within our health system for venous thrombus embolus (VTE), which also provided patient specific, evidence based suggestions for prophylaxis.

Team Lead: Emily C. Webber, MD; Members: Barbara Few, RN; Arash Mahajerin, MD; Jennifer Morris, PharmD; Michele S. Saysana, MD; Terry Stanley, RN; Kathryn Taylor, PharmD


Northwest Innovation Center, Portland, Oregon

Unsuspected Radiologic Findings Registry

Develop a web-based application that allows for identification and tracking of patients with an Unsuspected Radiologic Finding (URF) of a lung nodule to assure follow-up studies are completed for timely diagnosis and treatment as indicated.

Team Lead: David Douglas, MD; Members: Jon Duckart, MPS; Tom Brenk, MPA; Jianji Yang, PhD, Lead Data Architect; Amber Laing, RN, RN Care Coordinator; Christopher Slatore, MD; Jonathan Sun; Judy McConnachie, MPH


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What is iHealth ?

iHealth is for clinicians and healthcare execs who get it. Applied informatics is the change we’ve been seeking for a system that scatters information in inaccessible places, costs too much, and keeps patients and clinicians in the dark.

iHealth is about what works. And what doesn’t. iHealth is about solutions created and refined in the real world that make health care better.

iHealth is about the answers … capture iNFORMATION about the iNDIVIDUAL and apply iNFORMATICS to create iNTELLIGENCE that drives iNNOVATION to radically iMPROVE health care.

Who needs iHealth?

C-suite, decision makers, strategic planners, clinicians charged with understanding the big picture, improving outcomes and lowering costs.

Bottom-line analysts, managers and physician/nurse executives transforming the business and practice of healthcare delivery.

iHealth is for financially accountable executives who need move the margins in ways that only operational informatics can drive.

iHealth is ideal for CMIO/CNIOs seeking to deepen the information base feeding critical decision-making by their teams and clinicians.

iHealth is an essential element in the Applied Clinical Informaticians’ tool box for those leaders who want to make system investments that produce measureable results.

The iHealth Program Planning Team has unmatched expertise. The schedule includes 21 educational sessions, thought leader luncheons, keynote and plenary sessions and optional Illumination Preconference tutorials.

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