2018 Grace Award Application Period Opens March 18th

In 2017, AHIMA was honored to present the Grace Award to SCL Health . Named for AHIMA’s founder Grace Whiting Myers, the Grace Award honors healthcare delivery organizations that demonstrate outstanding and innovative approaches to using health information management (HIM) as a way to deliver high-quality care to patients. AHIMA has presented the award since 2012. AHIMA also recognizes the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center with an honorable mention.

Award evaluation criteria included how organizations are applying the initiatives outlined in the AHIMA 2017 & Beyond Strategic Objectives document and on the results of these focus areas, including taking leadership roles in informatics, data analytics, information governance, and consumer education, while creating health intelligence that can be used to lower costs and improve patient care.

SCL has shown exemplary work in the area of informatics and analytics as evidenced by their hiring of a data scientist type role and enhanced skill sets of new HIM Data Analysts. SCL HIM associates demonstrated leadership by creating and chairing an interdisciplinary Health Data Exchange Advisory Committee, advancing organizational health information exchange and interoperability efforts. Additionally, they were the first in the state to offer physician video visits, giving patients immediate access to their provider from the comfort of their home.

Previous winners of the award include:

How to Apply

  • Application period opens March 18th and closes May 25th at 11:59pm CT
  • Prepare ahead! Review the application and the helpful tips prior to completing the online application. This will be available in early March.