Erickson Senior Living, Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, is One of the CIO 100 Award Honorees

June 1, 2012

Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, is One of theCIO 100 Award Honorees
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---June 1, 2012---IDG's CIO magazinetoday announces Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, ,  as a recipient of the 2012 CIO 100.  The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
Erickson Living's recognition is based on its innovation in creating a Health Group quality indicator dashboard that utilizes Microsoft SQL Server to aggregate information and data sources, including GE's Centricity Electronic Medical Record system.  Specific quality measure categories designed into the dashboard include: Prevention; Coordination of Care; Disease Management; Medication Management and Patient Safety; and, Falls Management.  The immediate and actionable information delivered into these data avenues provides for quality measure comparisons that have a direct impact on improving quality of resident care.
"The Erickson Health Medical Group Dashboard facilitates quality improvement and contributes to Erickson Living campuses being considered among the very best places in the nation for seniors to successfully age," said Dr. Matthew Narrett, M.D., Chief Medical Officer.  "Our target goals for medical practices exceed national performance measures and represent the highest quality geriatric care."
"This innovative provider dashboard is a reflection of the alignedefforts of Erickson Living IT and Health Medical Group professionals in delivering high quality integrated health care, based on core metrics and performance indicators," said John F. Triscoli, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.  "Information technology has the potential to not only improve performance, but also lives."
"For 25 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events.  "Our 2012 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."
Erickson Living leadership will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 21st at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
About Tallgrass Creek: Tallgrass Creek sits on 65 acres in beautiful Southern Johnson County in Overland Park, Kansas. Tallgrass Creek, which has nearly 300 residents,  offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 60 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy.
About the CIO 100: The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIOeditors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Complete coverage of the 2012 CIO 100 awards will be online at on August 1, 2012 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.
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