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Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, Missouri

Putting Health Information at the Center of the Health Ecosystem

When Truman Medical Centers (TMC) implemented Cerner’s Lighthouse Solutions, the organization was able to not only track patient care, but TMC also improved patient care by mitigating problematic issues caused by the hospital stay itself. One impressive result was the reduction of the hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rate from 6 percent to less than 2 percent.

TMC’s Health Information Management (HIM) department does much more than apply and audit codes. Rather, the group gets involved with every step of the process from strategic planning to business intelligence and data analytics. Due to its centralized position in the healthcare eco system, the TMC HIM team actually leads Truman’s annual business plan, the Community Health Needs Assessment and the annual Missouri Hospital Association survey.

“We see firsthand every day the importance of having quality health information to drive our choices, whether they are decisions about how to treat a patient or how to better serve our community,” said John W. Bluford, President/CEO of TMC. “Our HIM department plays a critical role in our organization, and we are very honored by this recognition from AHIMA.”

Cheers to TMC’s innovative approach to data analysis that ultimately makes a difference in people’s lives.


More Grace Award Winners

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2014 Grace Award Winner – Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

2015 Grace Award Winner – Allina Health of Minneapolis

2016 Grace Award Winner – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

2017 Grace Award Winner – SCL Health

2018 Grace Award Winner – Yale New Haven Health

2019 Grace Award Winner – Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) – Eastern Wisconsin Division

2020 Grace Award Winner – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)


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