Philadelphia Business Journal Honors Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Chief Information Officer with Lifetime Achievement Award - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on October 29, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal Honors Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Chief Information Officer with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Don Reed, vice president and chief information officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System

Don Reed, vice president and CIO of
Crozer-Keystone Health System

Don Reed, vice president and chief information officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal as part of the 2014 Innovation Awards, Recognizing Health Care & Life Science Leaders. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a health care executive with a distinguished career marked by achievement through innovation. The award was presented during a ceremony at the Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building, 100 E. Penn Square in Philadelphia, PA on Oct. 23.

"Don Reed and his outstanding team have helped Crozer-Keystone earn a reputation as an innovator in the area of healthcare information systems," said Joan Richards, president and chief executive officer, Crozer-Keystone Health System. "He is well-deserving of this honor."

"I am honored to have been selected to receive this award," said Reed. "Crozer-Keystone's long term success with information technology is a credit to the continuing efforts of our the information services (IS) team, senior leadership and the many folks who implement and use our information systems."

Under Reed’s leadership, Crozer-Keystone has become a regional and national leader in the use of information technologies in healthcare. The organization’s accomplishments in information technology (IT) innovation have allowed the health system to not only enhance patient care and patient safety, but to improve financial efficiencies as well. Among Crozer-Keystone’s milestones in information technology:

  • Crozer-Keystone was one of the first health systems in the region to go digital in their Radiology operations and use “nighthawk” radiology services, in which radiologists in Israel provide nighttime radiology support to Crozer-Keystone emergency departments.
  • In July 2011, Crozer-Keystone rolled out a new electronic health record system to become one of the first health systems in the nation to meet the meaningful use high-tech goals for quality, safety and efficiency of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
  • Crozer-Keystone has received the Hospitals and Health Networks (HHN) “Most Wired” recognition for the past 11 consecutive years and a total of 14 times. Most recently, Crozer-Keystone was one of 20 health systems nationally to receive the “2014 Most Wired-Advanced” recognition. Only seven other health systems in the nation have consistently met the requirements for that many years. CKHS has also been recognized twice for Most Wired Innovation. 
  • In December of 2013, Crozer-Keystone, along with University of Pennsylvania were the first to electronically send and receive important clinical information affecting patient care through the HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX).

Crozer-Keystone has also implemented a range of systems to ensure more efficient, patient-centered care, including centralized medication distribution, bedside medication administration checking, enterprise document management and electronic order entry and ambulatory electronic medical records.

The Philadelphia Business Journal also recognized the Crozer-Keystone Public Relations and Marketing Department with the New Media Award. This award honors a health care provider or life sciences company that is creatively using new media (i.e. the Web, social media, mobile technology) for internal communications, marketing or patient education.

The 2014 Innovation Awards recognize annual leaders in the health care and life sciences industries. For more information, please visit the Philadelphia Business Journal online at www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia.

Crozer-Keystone Health System, a not-for-profit health system, was established in 1990 by the merger of Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill. Today, the health system comprises five hospitals, operates several outpatient centers, and offers a network of primary care and specialty practices. For more information, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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