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Novant Health named 2020 FutureEdge 50 award recipient

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  Novant Health has been recognized as a FutureEdge 50 award winner by the International Data Group (IDG) CIO Executive Council. The FutureEdge 50 awards highlight organizations using emerging technologies to transform the customer experience, enhance worker productivity and much more. The 50 companies recognized have established information technology initiatives that drive business success as well as early-stage projects pursued for high potential. Novant Health will receive the award at the AGENDA20 Awards in March.

“We are honored to be recognized by IDG as a cross-industry leader in the adoption of early stage technologies,” said Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer, Novant Health. “In 2018, we launched our digital health initiative with the goal to transform healthcare by increasing access to care through digital channels, improving quality of healthcare through advanced technologies and analytics, and creating world-class consumer and team member experiences. As we incorporate emerging technologies into our digital strategy, we will continue to improve healthcare outcomes for our patients and make our communities healthier places to live.”

Novant Health’s digital health initiative has helped improve access and quality of care in the following ways:

  • Expanding video visits through the Novant Health smartphone application to include an advanced virtual exam tool that enables patient access to 24/7 quality care.
  • Establishing the Novant Health Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence, which develops AI-driven solutions for clinical quality and operational productivity. Examples include:
    • Implementing an AI-based solution for stroke patients, reducing Novant Health’s average treatment window to about half the national average, often sending stroke patients home with no side effects.
    • Reducing the readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients by leveraging an AI-based predictive algorithm.
    • Creating inpatient flow solutions to drastically improve hospital experience.
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020